Welcome to Samantha Blackmore's Orchard House Counselling Service. 

It can feel daunting; finding a counsellor, but finding the right person for you can be life changing in a very positive way. In my view; there are two important aspects to finding a therapist: qualifications and experience. To me, a third important aspect would be the connection and level of trust you feel with the counsellor.
Every individuals needs are different; therefore there can’t be a, “One size fits all”, approach, rather an approach tailored to your individual wants and needs. Some people come to me and require short-term focused work. Others require longer-term psychotherapy. If the client desires short-term focused work, then I would focus on goals and strategies to help achieve them, whereas long-term psychotherapy would be focusing more on possible historical trauma/family of origin issues or abuse. Somewhere between the two is also achievable, we could discuss your requirements during our initial session. I have a comfortable, private consulting room in my home in Abberton, just outside of Colchester. I offer a professional, non-judgemental and respectful service for my clients. Drawing on my specialist training, I am able to work progressively with individuals, couples and young people.