Sam is a Cognitive Psychotherapist, Trauma-informed Counsellor, Specialist Addictions Therapist, Group Psychotherapist and specialist in Co-Occurring Mental Health and Addiction disorders. Over the past 4 years Sam has worked in several therapeutic residential treatment centres and clinical settings including The Küsnacht Practice, the world’s most exclusive treatment clinic for addiction and mental health presentations in Zurich. He has formed a specialism of intensive therapeutic work treating emotional, mental and addiction presentations. Alongside Sam’s private therapy practice here in Bristol, he works as a Consultant Addiction Psychotherapist advising clinics worldwide in the development and implementation of individualised evidence-based treatment for addictions and co-occurring mental health presentations.
Sam is trained and experienced in delivering 1:1 and group psychotherapy, as well as therapeutic and educational support for families dealing with addictions and mental health presentations.
Registration with Professional Bodies
Sam is an Advanced Practitioner Member with Addiction Professionals (AP) and a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
How can Sam help you?
Sam has experience of working with adults with a wide range of challenging life situations. Such as difficulties relating to low mood, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, self-critical thinking, substance and alcohol addictions, psychotic disorders (referral from a psychiatrist is needed), addiction recovery development, difficulties in the family and life altering career issues. He has extensive experience of working with individuals who have experienced psychological trauma and how this impacts life in the form of long-standing behavioural and relational difficulties.
Sam focuses on helping clients find solutions to life’s problems they experience in the here and now. You will work to initially focus on helping you find actionable solutions that can positively impact current difficulties. The focus is on how to get you feeling better. Then when you are ready move onto exploring more challenging life experiences that created deeper belief systems and negative thought processes leading to you needing therapy.
Sam’s therapy style is goal focused, imaginative and solution orientated. Sam looks at therapy like teamwork. You’ll work together to create a plan that offers direction and guidance through your difficulties and create a safe place for you to explore and understand how upsetting and challenging past experience present themselves and influence the here and now.
If you want to a more intensive, change focused approach, Sam has designed a structured a change driven intensive therapy programme focused on getting you feeling better, while empowering you to understand and regain control over what has been negatively impacting your life. Please get in touch to find out more.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement Therapy
- Trauma-informed Practice.
- Specialist therapies in the treatment of addictions.
- Relapse Prevention Therapy
- Systemic theory and practice in families with addictions
- Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress reactions in Psychosis.
Initial call – Free of charge
This is an opportunity to discuss your needs and ascertain if Sam is the right therapist for you.
Therapeutic Consultation – chance to discuss your goals and understand if working with Sam is right for you.
£50 | 45 minutes.
Individual Therapy Sessions
£90 | 50 minutes
£125 | 1.5 hours
Family Session – context of addiction
£175 | 1.5 hours.
Please get in touch about fees for group work
To find out more, or to book an initial consultation, please contact Sam via email or phone who would be happy to any questions or discuss what you need.
m: 07407 324916
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