Dr Samantha Barcham
Counselling Psychologist &
I offer therapy with Skype or Zoom
Hello, my name is Sam and I am an
English Counselling Psychologist and psychotherapist. You do not have to
be in crisis or on the verge of one, before choosing to
seek support. It may be that you would like help dealing
with a life change, are in need of support with a
relationship difficulty, or have a specific event or
problem you are facing that you would like to talk
through with someone who is removed from your personal
There are periods when life can be a struggle and most
people at some point will need some support to work
things out and find a way forward when they are feeling
stuck. Talking to a professional who will listen deeply
to your experiences can help you to untangle difficult
thoughts and emotions. As a psychologist and
psychotherapist, I seek to offer a safe, supportive,
confidential space that is separate from your everyday
life where you can talk about what is on your mind.
There are different approaches to psychotherapy, so it
is important for you to find a therapist whose
philosophy and way of working feels appropriate. It is
also important to find someone you feel comfortable
working with, so I would encourage you to meet with
several therapists if you are in a position to do so.
As an integrative practitioner, I do not adhere rigidly
to a specific model or way of working, but rather I
adapt and draw on a variety of different approaches to
tailor how we work in a way that will be most beneficial
to you as an individual. One of the most important
aspects of my role is to create an environment where you
feel safe enough to explore yourself and your
experiences of the world and of others, without fear of
judgement or conditions. I will support this by
reflecting my understanding of what you think and feel
and how you have made sense of the world and your life.
This kind of exploration can help you decide what you
feel is helpful and productive for you and what could be
different if you were to initiate change.
I do not think it is my role to tell you what to do.
Rather, I believe my job is to help you move to a
position where you feel able to take steps to progress
towards your goals and to attain fulfilment in your
life, your relationships and your work.
Qualifications & Experience
I have a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from the
well-renowned Metanoia Institute in London and am
accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I abide by the UKCP and BPS strict ethical frameworks
for good practice in ‘Counselling and Psychotherapy’.
Within these, I am required to maintain client
confidentiality and attend regular supervision of my
clinical practice so that I conscientiously provide my
clients with an ethically sound and professional