About Me

My name's Samantha Fessal and I'm a therapeutic counsellor with substantial experience working with a number of complex issues.

I trained as a Psychodynamic practitioner but have also done some training in other modalities such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) so now work integratively which means I can tailor the work to your individual needs depending on the issues involved.

I have been counselling since 2009 with individuals – adults and teenagers who are experiencing difficulties either through short term focused therapy and long term open-ended counselling. Some of the issues I have worked with are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Low confidence
  • Self Esteem issue
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Abuse
  • Rape
  • Assault
  • Personal development
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Life Choices
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger Management









 I am on the BACP register and therefore a member who adheres to their ethical code of practice. I am also DBS checked and insured.


My qualifications include:

  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
Further training includes:
  • Working with Eating Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Working with Dissociative Identity Disorders
  • Bereavement training