About Sam Blackmore

Sam2016I worked as a dental nurse for many years in London before beginning my own therapeutic journey. This led me to train as a therapist. I undertook a three year integrative training course; enabling me to draw on different approaches. Primarily Person Centred and Psychodynamic Theories, encompassing CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).

Following this, I worked for Marie Curie in a community setting, helping patients and their families cope with terminal illness and palliative care. After this, I worked in various GP practices, seeing patients referred from the doctors struggling with a huge variety of issues such as:

  • Eating disorders,
  • Addictions,
  • Childhood Abuse and Trauma,
  • PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder),
  • Low self esteem,
  • Depression,
  • Anxiety,
  • Phobias,
  • Adult trauma and Domestic Violence,
  • Relationships
  • Bereavement.

I moved to Devon in 2003 and in 2010, I trained as a specialist couple counsellor with the Relate Institute where I have been working ever since. In 2016, I trained as a specialist Psycho-Sexual Therapist which I continue with Relate and also privately. This training enables me to work effectively with sexual dysfunctions and difficulties such as:

  • Erectile dysfunction,
  • Loss of libido,
  • Premature ejactulation,
  • Vaginismus,
  • Menopausal issues,
  • Delayed ejaculation and
  • Anorgasmia (inability to orgasm),

Sexual therapy is a very different process to general therapy. Based in the CBT theory, it works with the Sensate Focus Programme; pioneered by Masters and Johnson in the 1950s and 60s. It is a very well proven process with treatment programmes that are highly effective, with the possibility of instigating major  improvements in your sex life, regardless of gender and / or sexual orientation.


  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Working with Mental health issues Course (Relate)
  • Domestic Violence Course
  • Advanced University Diploma in Couple Therapy
  • Bioenergetics
  • Postgraduate certificate in Psychosexual therapy
  • Divorce and how to help young people to cope
  • Working with LGBTQ.
  • Suicide Awareness training
  • Dissociative Identity disorder.
  • Working with survivors of trauma.


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