Sam

 

SamSpencer

  I have a Degree in Addictions and a Master’s Degree in Social Work and have been working therapeutically with people for over 20 years both in Australia and the in UK. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and believe that healthy relationships both within ourselves and with others is the basis for our emotional wellbeing.

I am trained in many therapeutic techniques including Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Social Behaviour and Network Therapy. I incorporate evidence based practices into a holistic and strengths based framework to collaborate with individuals, couples and families to develop a treatment plan that meets their unique needs and circumstances.

I have experience working with children and families, young people, couples, addictions, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, self-harm and people with a high degree of psychological distress. I also offer clinical supervision to professionals working in Mental Health and Addiction.

I know that life is not always without it’s challenges. Sometimes we can face these challenges alone but at other times we may need some help. Asking for help can often be the hardest step we take on our journey of change and growth but it is also usually the most advantageous because my experience tells me together we are stronger. During our counselling relationship we will create a safe space where dignity and respect is the foundation for future healing and wellbeing.