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Sam Carney


Sam started her career at university where she completed a BSc Honours degree in Applied Psychology.

During her studies, she spent two years volunteering at a local charity which supports young people who have been affected by sexual abuse. As well as this, she was a university peer support mentor, giving emotional and practical support to other university students through 1:1 sessions. It was through this experience that she fell in love with the idea of becoming a counsellor.

After graduation, Sam returned home to begin her psychotherapeutic counselling training with The Northern Guild.

This robust three year training course specialises in Transactional Analysis and places a strong emphasis on self-development through long term personal therapy and ongoing self reflection through supervision.

During this training, Sam worked as a counsellor both in the NHS and charitable sector. She gained extensive experience of offering both short term & long term therapy to clients who were struggling with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, suicidal thoughts, stress & abuse.

Through her charitable work, Sam also gained specialist experience in working with parents and carers of children who had been diagnosed with autism and other learning difficulties.

Sam now continues her counselling work through private practice and continues to focus on professional development through regular CPD.

She is currently working towards accreditation with the BACP and is a registered member.

More about Sam

Sam is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor. She is an integrative practitioner who draws from TA, Gestalt, person-centered & the creative therapies to form a therapy that is tailored to suit your needs.

Sam is a very creative person & she will use this creativity to help you to access a deeper understanding of yourself & your situation; & to overcome any blocks that you may come up against.

She is fun, warm & bubbly & brings a joyful energy to everything that she does. Though she is one of the younger members of our team, Sam is wise beyond her years & has a depth & sensitivity that will assure you that you are in very good hands.

Sam says…

“My aim as your therapist is to work right alongside you, guiding you on your journey; & really hearing & understanding your story on a deep level.

In a safe & non-judgemental space we will explore your thoughts & feelings, celebrate your triumphs & lean in to understand your pain.

I’ll support you through this process, helping you to make the changes that you’re seeking, however big or small.

Life can be so challenging at times, together we’ll seek to make it more manageable.”

Sam & the rest of the team look forward to welcoming you to The Clearing

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The key to successful therapy is a good relationship between you & your counsellor.

If Sam sounds like the right therapist for you, you can book in your half price, initial consultation with her today.

We offer appointments Monday to Friday between 7am & 9pm & on Saturdays between 9am & 8pm. Arranging your first session with us is quick & easy.

Click on the Book Now button to view the sessions we have available across the next week. Search for a convenient appointment with the therapist of your choice & book in within minutes. You’ll then be sent a confirmation email with all of the information that you’ll need.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Meet Sam