Lead Practitioner, West Hampshire
Sam qualified in 2007 as a Humanistic Counselling Psychotherapist, and gained Accreditation in 2010.
Sam has worked in many areas over the years, including two years as a helpline support worker, and 1:1 long-term therapeutic intervention in rape and sexual abuse cases. Sam has worked with substance abuse as a therapist, intervention worker and case manager for approximately twelve years. For six years, she worked for Integrated Offender Management services as a case manager, working with offenders where substance misuse has been identified as the cause of their repeat offending.
Sam has also worked as an advocate for children’s services, advocating in Family Group Conferences and Child in Care Reviews, and as a 1:1 therapist in schools, universities and drug services, including the NHS. Sam has also trained in CBT practice, risk assessments, child protection, data protection, FGM, modern slavery, and the criminal use of witchcraft.
Sam is currently a Lead Practitioner in Restorative Justice in Hampshire, and has completed sensitive and complex training. Sam has facilitated approximately six conferences, and currently is preparing three sexual violence cases for conference.