Samantha De Bono is a qualified Integrative Counsellor, Life Coach, Couples Counsellor and Mediation Practitioner, offering a confidential service to individuals, couples and families.
Working integratively means that she uses a range of skills according to the problems and the person, taking the most effective parts of a number of approaches such as psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioural and humanistic, with a view to applying these elements to help clients to look at their lives from a different perspective.
Samantha has also developed her own inspiration model which incorporates both counselling and life coaching. After working for years with people in crisis, she began to see that with using only counselling and psychotherapy, clients were at risk of getting stuck in the past and not moving forward quickly enough. She wanted clients to leave her practice feeling inspired to live their lives with new found confidence and vigour.
Looking at the past is an important part of therapy, but it should only inform us, not drag us back to a place we don’t want to be. That is why she began to incorporate life coaching with therapy, it allows the person/the couple or the family to begin to live for today in an informed, improved and inspired way.
People are individual and the psychological distress and trauma they suffer from are wide ranging and unique to them, that is why she does not use a ‘one size fits all’ approach in my work, but use techniques of a range of approaches, which allows flexibility in the session to help find solutions that suit the individual, the couple or the family I am working with.
She is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the British Association for Coaching, the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals and the Family Mediation Association and abides by their code of ethics.
Credits: Samantha De Bono
Published: 28 May 2016
Last update: 22 February 2017