Sami Elliott

Sami Elliott

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Plymouth

Plymouth PL4
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I work Wednesday evenings and Thursdays all day. I can be flexible on other evenings and some other days of the week, however this will change week by week. 

About me and my therapy practice

Hello and welcome! My name is Sami (she/her) and I am a registered counsellor with years of experience working with mental health and I offer counselling on a short-term and long-term basis.

I provide affordable, accessible counselling that helps people regain purpose, control and joy in their life. I have particular experience and interest in working with those struggling with anxiety and self-esteem concerns, to help with personal growth and healing.

I'm passionate about working with those struggling with anxiety, self-esteem and confidence, hidden disabilities or LGBT+ concerns. I have worked for charities who support people with a variety of concerns, some of the areas I've worked with are; depression, anxiety, bereavement, eating difficulties, self-harm, OCD, phobias, relationship concerns, domestic abuse, LGBT+, gender identity, self-esteem and confidence, life stage changes, chronic pain, disabilities and family issues.

Practice description

My counselling service is called Spark Counselling, which is a name inspired by lyrics from a favourite song of mine: 'It's just a spark, but it's enough to keep me going' which, to me, sums up my own experience of personal counselling. It takes one spark of hope and motivation to make a change in life, you've taken that first step by looking for a counsellor and that is something to be celebrated (the song is called Last Hope by Paramore for anyone interested).

I am trained as an Integrative counsellor which means I am able to draw on different theories to best support you. Some of the theories I amtrained in are Person-Centred, which puts the client as the expert in their experience; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which looks at how thoughts and behaviour are linked; Transpersonal, which takes a soul/spiritual, broader connection to well-being into account; and Gestalt, which views behaviour and thoughts as a whole and looks at patterns of being.

It can be nerve-racking reaching out for support. I can provide a warm, non-judgemental space for you to share your concerns. I believe that counselling should be accessible to as many people as possible which is why I offer a sliding scale of between £30-£45.

When I'm not working, you'll most likely find me in a pair of brightly coloured dungarees hanging out with my dog.

Message me on here or request a call back to find out more and book in a session. 

My first session

I offer a free 20 minute introductory phone or video call for you to ask any questions you may have and make sure that we're a good fit for working together. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, OCD, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Gestalt, Integrative, Person centred, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

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