Edward Sammons

Edward Sammons


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07729553448
Website

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Therapist - Twickenham

Twickenham TW1
07729553448
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I practice on Monday, Thursday and Friday daytime.

I offer online appointments on Monday and Thursday and face to face appointments on Friday in Twickenham.

Currently I have no face to face vacancies, however I do have limited availability for online work.

In line with current government guidance and the guidance of my professional body I will not be returning to face to face work in the near future. This is primarily to maintain your safety and due to the requirement that face masks be worn in premises providing professional services (which counselling and psychotherapy fall under).

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, my name’s Ed, I’m a Therapist working online and in Twickenham, West London. I work with people experiencing a wide range of difficulties from many different backgrounds, everyone’s story and reason for coming to therapy are different but all are equal.

I offer both long and short term individual therapy, generally the length of therapy is something that we would discuss in our first session. In the case of longer term therapy we would frequently review as the therapy progresses to consider what work remains and when might it be appropriate to conclude therapy.

The model of therapy that I offer draws primarily on psychodynamic and person-centred theory, focusing on the therapeutic relationship while we work together. I also have knowledge of DBT, EMDR and Mindfulness and may draw on these should they be relevant to our work together.

Training & Experience

I currently work part time in private practice, while also continuing to work for the NHS in a Community Mental Health Team. As a Practitioner I belong to the BACP who are my professional body. I am a ‘Registered Member’, this means that I abide by their ethical framework while working as an Integrative Therapist and that I undertake frequent CPD and receive regular supervision to make sure my work is clinically safe.

Qualifications & Specialist Training

Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training

EMDR Therapy (Module 1 & 2)

Critical Incident Debriefing

Practice description

Experience

Adult Psychotherapist & Counsellor - West London NHS Trust, providing both long term individual Psychotherapy & Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to individuals and groups.

Extensive experience working within an NHS Crisis Team and previously as a Mental Health Advisor on an NHS crisis line.

Prior to working within mental health services, I worked for an NHS Ambulance Service, both operationally and in control.  

My first session

The initial session, is slightly different from subsequent sessions because it involves some degree of assessment. It is a time for us to discuss your current difficulties and try to build a picture of what has brought you to therapy, during this session I will ask a range of questions to assess if therapy is currently the best option for you and how we might proceed should you feel that we are a good fit.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

EMDR, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited