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Sam Carney


Sam knew from childhood that she wanted to be a therapist. Since as far back as she can remember, she’s always been the one her friends have turned to in times of need & this has never changed.

Sam was therefore eager to pursue this career straight away & after completing her A levels, she headed to University to study applied psychology.

Whilst undertaking this course, she sought to gain more experience in the field & so spent two years volunteering at Safety Net Carlisle. This charity offers therapeutic support to children & young people who have been affected by sexual violence & abuse.

Sam worked closely with the counsellors there & was the front of house point of contact for the service users. As part of this work she also took part in specialist safeguarding training which gave her further insight into these complex & sensitive issues.

After graduating with a 2:1 honours degree, Sam returned home & commenced her counselling training with the Northern Guild.

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

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

Sam also obtained specialist experience in working with parents of children who had been diagnosed with autism.

Sam is keen to expand her knowledge & continues to focus on her professional development through her own private study & organised CPD courses.

She is currently working towards accreditation with the BACP.

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.