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Samantha Barnes

BACP Registered Counsellor 

Hello and thank you for visiting my page. As a qualified counsellor based in the Greater Manchester area, I specialise in working with adult clients suffering with mental health issues. 

I am an Integrative Counsellor passionate about working with individuals to support them to live more fulfilled and healthier lifestyles. I feel confident that counselling can support individuals in becoming aware of their own feelings and behaviours to understand their situations. I support individuals to make the necessary decisions to allow them to become the best they can be making more sense of the world around them. 

Integrative Counselling is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. As an Integrative therapists I take the view that there is no single approach that can treat individuals in all situations. Rather, each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances. In my approach to counselling I use a Person Centred Approach with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

If you live remotely or struggle to travel you can still access therapy direct from your home. As long as you have access to a digital device which allows you to either make, receive phone or video calls. You could consider telephone therapy as an alternative or you might want want to try a video call. Sometimes if you are challenged due to caring responsibilities or having a tight schedule then accessing telephone/zoom as a way to access therapy can be just as effective and something you might want to consider.