Woodside Holistic Therapies

Samantha Larsen HypDipCS

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Crystal & Hypnotherapist, 

Reiki Master, Karuna Reiki Practitioner & Indian head massage practitioner 

Hello, my name is Sam a professional psychotherapeutic counsellor/therapist with 20 years experience in holistic therapies. I use what's known as a person centred approach to help support vulnerable individuals for recovery in sustainable well-being. My interventions are a multi-model of theories which allow you to explore your own thoughts and behaviours in a safe, secure and non-judgemental space to become a confident whole person again.

 'Life can be a challenge and even though friends and family are wonderful it can sometimes be difficult to express your feelings to someone so close.' That's where I come in.

In 2009 I lost my sister to cancer after 8 different cancer sites from age 4 to 45, I have had four cancers myself from age 25 years of age to date and have received acute chemotherapy. 

With this experience I understand the psychological and life long affects that cancer can bring. Knocking self confidence, self esteem and motivation and very often cause deep depression and lets not forget loss and grief in the living with and beyond. But I was determined it wasn't going to stop me from living my life. And you can overcome your experiences too!

With my empathy and compassion I will provide you with a safe space to explore and express yourself without fear of judgement, You will feel heard and supported throughout your journey to recovery with a multi model of interventions adapted individually to help you understand how you can help yourself get back on your feet and feel an inner peace and self motivation to start moving forward again.

I have worked at the Royal United Hospital in Bath as a counsellor for cancer patients in the cancer clinic and I'm registered at the South Gloucestershire schools as their counsellor for young adults and teenagers. I run my own private practice at home & Yanley Court.

I am approved and fully accredited by the National Counselling Society and the National Hypnotherapy Society. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)..  

If for any reason you are feeling overwhelmed and you don't know where to turn, don't suffer alone, pick up the phone and call me on 0790 427 0420. Let me support you through this period in your life.

Samantha Larsen (Dip Hyp CS), MNCS (acc), MHS

Accredited member of National Counselling Society, Registered Member of the BACP, National Hypnotherapy Society and Member of FHT