Sam Bishop

I believe that counselling should provide a warm, understanding and empathic experience that creates a trusting environment where you can explore any areas of your life that may be causing anxiety, depression, distress or other difficulties.

I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is crucial and therefore I place great importance on creating a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment. I endeavour to offer a confidential setting and a regular time and space where you can explore your feelings safely.

My role is not to give advice but to help you understand your feelings and behaviour better.

Training, qualifications & experience

My personal approach is warm and encouraging. I am an empathic, caring counsellor who works with people who have a variety of issues and dilemmas. My initial focus is to develop a non judgemental and trusting relationship which will create an atmosphere where the client will feel comfortable which will encourage them to explore the issues that they currently face.

I use short term or open ended therapy tailored to the client’s needs and work from a Relational Integrative approach, this means I combine Psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the Humanistic approach.

I have a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling from the University of Wales, Newport and am an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by the BACP code of ethics, am professionally supervised and have professional indemnity insurance.

In the past I have worked in a variety of Young People and Adult settings and organisations including:

  • An adult counselling service in Cardiff, South Wales
  • A variety of primary and secondary educational settings, where I worked with young people who were experiencing difficulties at school, home and in their general life
  • I have experience of adolescent and adult counselling at the Royal National College for the Blind
  • I currently manage and counsel a young people’s drug and alcohol counselling service in West London




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