Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH8
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

As a person-centred therapist, my intention is to walk with you in your world, getting to know you and your experiences. In doing so, I can help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and sensations, gently inviting you to get to know parts of yourself in greater depth or with more clarity. This encourages self-awareness/understanding which can help to reduce inner conflict.

Alongside my professional training, I have experienced this process in my own counselling which helps me to accompany you sensitively and support you in the difficult moments you may encounter.

You may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, upset or depressed just now, and perhaps you’ve been feeling this way for some time. Settling into a safe therapeutic relationship can help reduce the isolation of being alone with your experience. Being warmly understood and accepted just as you are can bring renewed hope and more movement and flexibility in your life.

It is normal to feel anxious and uncertain about counselling. I will gladly talk through any concerns you have and do my best to give you a sense of what to expect if you choose to work with me.

Practice description

I have experience working with clients with a range of difficulties and issues. These include, but are not limited to:

• anxiety and depression

• burnout and work stress

• family conflict

• relationship problems

• abuse and trauma

• low self-esteem/self-worth

• high-sensitivity

• loss of identity or purpose

I currently work online and by phone. I am happy to discuss what feels the best fit for you.

If you would like to work in person, please do get in touch. I will take into consideration the current guidelines and discuss with you how we might work safely together.

Sessions are £50 for 50 minutes, usually on a weekly basis.

My first session

I offer a free 15 minute telephone call where we can discuss what brings you to counselling and how we might work together. From there, we can arrange a first session.

In the first session, I will briefly run through some guidelines for working together safely, which I will also send to you to read in your own time. Then I will invite you to explore with me what you may be struggling with, at your own pace.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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