Samantha McDonnell: Integrative Counsellor, London, SW6 London, SW4
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Samantha McDonnell

Integrative counsellor
London SW6 , London SW4
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Limited availability

About Me

Are you struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, abuse, loss, or relationships? I offer a warm and compassionate approach, drawing on a wide range of techniques and experience to help you find effective strategies to move forward. It’s my belief that spending time with an empathic, non-judgemental therapist, offers you the chance to feel truly seen and heard, perhaps for the first time, gaining insight into whatever brings you here. As a Humanistic therapist, I value our uniqueness as individuals and believe that we each have an innate capacity for healing and growth. I work with adults and offer both short-term and open-ended work, face-to-face, online or by telephone. I welcome clients from outside the UK who may wish to work online.

I have extensive experience of working with a diverse range of clients and issues, including LGBTQ+, those with personality disorders, PTSD/CPTSD, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, low self-esteem, and/or survivors of bullying, sexual, domestic or historical abuse.

My approach is holistic, incorporating Sensorimotor Psyhotherapy, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Trauma Therapy and Mindfulness, to treat the somatic, emotional and psychological elements of unresolved trauma. Such symptoms may lie deep within the body, often at an unconscious level, and which traditional talking therapies may fail to address.

As a former professional singer and teacher, I'm familiar with careers and situations requiring you to perform under pressure.

I understand that upsetting events, relationships or painful emotions may block self-belief in our ability to heal ourselves. Spending time with a compassionate therapist can help unlock inner resources, develop self-compassion, and so foster healthier relationships with ourselves and others.

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Locations

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First Practice
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Thrive SW6
585A Fulham Road
Greater London
London
SW6 5UA

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Second Practice
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The Awareness Centre
41 Abbeville Road
Greater London
London
SW4 9JX

Online

I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Anxiety
Bereavement
Bipolar disorder
Bulimia
Childhood difficulties
Complex PTSD
Depression
Dissociation
Family issues
Self-esteem
Sexual abuse
Trauma

Therapy offered

In person
On video

Client groups

Adult

Fees

My fee is £85 per 50-minute session.

Please note I have very limited availability and no more low-cost spaces at present.

Training and qualifications

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from The Metanoia Institute.

I'm a Certified Trauma-Informed Stabilisation Treatment Therapist (training with Janina Fisher), and also completed Levels 1 and 2 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Advanced Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for C-PTSD and Dissociative Disorders.

I've completed Internal Family Systems Levels 1 and 2.

Previously, I’ve trained in Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild.

Additionally, I’ve undertaken professional development courses in personality disorders, early development, transgender issues and mindfulness.

I’m registered with the BACP and abide by their Codes of Ethics.

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy