Samantha-Lily MacDonald

Samantha-Lily MacDonald

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea SS2
Sessions from £60.00


  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Counselling Psychotherapist and member of the BACP as well as the Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) based in Southend-on Sea, Essex.

Providing a safe, calm and confidential setting where you can explore any distress or difficulties you may be experiencing at present or in the past. I provide a non-judgemental, one-to-one environment that allows you to share freely while you are being supported and listened to.

Supporting clients with complex issues and non-complex needs such as; Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Bereavement, Low Self-Esteem, Major Life Changes, Abuse, Anger Management, Life Limiting and Terminal Illness, Relationship Issues, Loneliness, Trauma, Alcohol and Narcotics Abuse, Relatives Support and Relapse Prevention.

I strongly believe that every client’s situation is unique and must be treated as such. I am passionate that every client deserves to be understood. Therefore, I use an Integrative approach to tailor my counselling and psychotherapy practice to suit the needs of the individual that I am working with.

My approach incorporates;

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

PCT (Person-Centred Therapy)

SFT (Solution Focused Therapy)

Existential Psychotherapy

Mindfulness and Humanistic Psychology.

One of my specialities is my addiction support service. I provide relatives support as well as facilitating a private members sobriety support group for working professionals.

I understand that living with a dependency/addiction can present you and your family with multifaceted and complex issues. Addiction can devastate families and it is often hard to support oneself and family members amongst the chaos that addiction creates. I can refer my clients (if required) to a private fast track psychiatric service for medical diagnosis.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Trauma

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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