Sam McManus

7 - 18+



About Me

My name is Samuel Paul McManus but I prefer Sam (Samuel feels a bit too formal!). I am an accredited humanistic counsellor based in Barnes, West London with over 12 years counselling experience working with children and young people.

specialise in working as a counsellor within the independent schools sector and have worked at Latymer Upper School & Latymer Prep School for the past 5 years.

I believe in the importance of creating a safe space to help young people understand which barriers are present and might be inhibiting their personal growth. I work in a non-directive, person-centred way, focussing on the relationship between counsellor and client with an abundance of patience and care. I am here to support and empower young people as they face the natural ebbs and flows of life, helping them to take charge of the changes that they may need.   

For further information about the way I work, my qualifications and how much I charge, please click this link below:      



Through all of of the ebbs and flows...


Online Counselling

At the moment, I am predominately working online offering counselling sessions through either Zoom or Google Meets. Although different from counselling in-person, this is a proven and effective way of supporting young people to cope with change, especially pertinent during these uncertain times.

(Please note that I only offer online counselling for ages 11+). 

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Counselling in Schools

I offer in-school counselling at a select number of independent schools. This always needs to be negotiated with the school prior to any sessions taking place, but is especially useful for Prep school pupils aged between 7 - 11 years old who may benefit more from face-to-face support. 

(Please note that, due to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, this service is not currently available)


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17yr old Student

"I found counselling extremely helpful and would definitely recommend it to others. Sam McManus is an excellent counsellor and has helped me deal with my issues immensely and has influenced my life with an abundance of metaphors."


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