Lead Practitioner, West Hampshire
Sam is a Lead Practitioner, joining the team in 2017. She has completed sensitive and complex case training and facilitated a number of direct conferences and indirect restorative processes in a variety of settings and with a vast range of offences. Sam is an accredited practitioner and case supervisor as well as a registered intermediate practitioner with the Restorative Justice Council.
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 as a therapist for substance abuse, intervention worker and case manager for approximately 17 years. For six years, she worked for Integrated Offender Management services as a case manager, working with offenders where substance misuse had 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 training in CBT practice, trauma informed practice, risk assessments, child protection, data protection, FGM, modern slavery, and the criminal use of witchcraft.