Dr Samantha Dewhurst:
My name is Samantha Dewhurst and I am a Counselling Psychologist based at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney, London E8.
I have more than 7 years of experience both within the NHS and private sectors working to the highest level with a wide range of psychological challenges and client demographics. My integrative approach to therapy ensures that I am able to offer bespoke treatment plans based on an individual’s requirements rather than offer a ‘one-size fits all’ approach.
I draw on humanistic, cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic psychotherapeutic perspectives depending on the needs and wishes of clients.
Integrative Approach Techniques:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is effective for a wide range of problems. It aims to understand problems in terms of the way people think, feel and behave. CBT provides people with skills so that they are able to learn more helpful ways of coping with problems now and in the future.
Humanistic Therapies focus on self-development, growth and responsibilities. They can help individuals to gain self-awareness in the ‘here and now’ and accept who they are by reconnecting with themselves.
Mindfulness therapy aims to reconnect people with themselves to alleviate stress. Often people have a tendency to work on autopilot, automatically completing tasks without giving them much thought. Mindfulness therapy helps people to feel more attuned to their emotions and generally more aware of themselves both mentally and physically.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy which tries to understand the reasons behind symptoms, emotional distress and relationship difficulties. It can help develop an understanding of how past experiences, current ways of thinking and relating and anxieties about the future are causing difficulties now.
I provide an open, sensitive and confidential space where you will be met with warmth, respect and acceptance. This environment enables an exploration of issues or patterns of behaviour which may have been difficult to deal with alone.
I have worked in various settings including secondary care services in NHS trusts, bereavement services, and education providers.
My experience ranges from working with older adults to child psychotherapy, with clients experiencing a variety of psychological difficulties. People experiencing difficulties such as: depression; OCD; relationship difficulties; stress resulting from work and other pressures; bereavement; low self-esteem; and anxiety problems, including panic, health anxiety, social anxiety and PTSD.
If you would like to book an appointment or ask any questions please contact me below: