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About me

Sam Cox

I’m a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and a registered member of the UK Counselling Directory. I am based in London, and work with both adolescents and adults.

I studied Psychotherapy at The Mary Ward Centre, and Kingston College. I have experience working for the NHS (British National Health Service), English prison service, Student wellbeing centres, Shelter – Housing centres, The UK Criminal Justice system, Family health centres, General Practitioners, and Addiction centres.

I strongly believe that our primary relationships and early experiences influence our present and can negatively impact on our lives, affecting how we relate to others, how we deal with endings and loss, how we cope with difficulties and challenges in our lives, even if we do not realise it. We may experience overwhelming feelings. We may feel we are not good enough, that we do not fit in, that there is something wrong with us. We might even be ashamed of who we are as a person. Relational dynamics may emerge that tend to result in us feelings preoccupied, anxious or depressed, contributing to low self-esteem. We may be left with a sense of being stuck or unable to cope with situations. Feelings such as those often occur and persist because of past deep-rooted experiences.

It can be very hard to get beyond these past experiences. I am genuinely passionate about providing my clients with a secure base for exploration of feeling and thoughts. A safe space in the company of a non-judgemental other where you can work through what brings you to therapy.

As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to its Ethical Framework for good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein.