Samantha Ellen Syme-Dey

Specialist in RELATIONSHIP AND SEXUAL ISSUES • ANXIETY • DEPRESSION • ADDICTION • SELF-HARM • OCD • BULLYING • CONFIDENCE • TRAUMA • ABUSE

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Biography


I understand that looking for a counsellor can be a daunting process. I want to start by assuring you that whatever is causing you distress at the moment is something you can overcome. Sometimes talking through your concerns and being listened to can allow you to see things from a different perspective. It is often hard to do this on your own and counselling can help start this process of developing insight and self-awareness about your situation. I am a highly experienced psychotherapist, providing short and long term therapy. Whether you are in the midst of a crisis, experiencing indefinable feelings of dissatisfaction or seeking to focus on a specific issue, I provide a safe and confidential setting in which thoughts and feelings can be discussed - free from judgement or prejudice. Having worked for the Samaritans voluntarily whilst studying in University I decided counselling was the path for me. Many doctors are quick to throw medication without the alternative therapies that are proven can work just as well if not better. Many of the patients I see are on prescribed medication when they present alongside with the counselling the improvements can be felt and noticed quickly. Many Patients eventually coming off the medication. On average patients require 6 sessions.

Member of

I am a registered member of British Association of Counselling Practitioners (BACP)

Approach to treatment

I offer an approach that draws on a variety of perspectives and theories (humanistic, existential and analytic) depending on your needs and sensibilities. But regardless of the chosen theoretical framework, I believe the success of therapy is primarily dependent on a secure therapeutic relationship - developed through acceptance, trust and safety.

Languages spoken

English

Currently Practice

Wirral

Therapy Types

Long-term face-to-face work • Online counselling • Short-term face-to-face work • Telephone counselling

Qualifications

BSc Hons Psychology, 2000 • MSc Addictions, 2001; Level 1 Counselling, 1998 • Level 2 Counselling, 1999 • Diploma in Psychodynamic/Relational Counselling, 2001 • Certificate Counselling Skilss - Children & Adolescents, 2002

Demographics of Focus

Adults • Children • Couples • Older Adults • Families • Groups • Organisations • Young People