Sam McManus

Counsellor                     

4 - 18+
London

Specialist in Supporting Independent School Pupils

About Me

My name is Samuel Paul McManus but prefer to just be called Sam! I am an accredited humanistic counsellor based in London with over 14 years counselling experience working with children and young people.

specialise in working as a counsellor within the independent schools sector and am currently working at a number of leading Prep and Upper schools in London.

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:      

Services

School Counselling Service

I have created a number of in-school

in-school counselling services and offer this service for 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 5 - 11 years old who may benefit from face-to-face support. 

This service is term time only and is reviewed at the end of each term.  

 

For more information, please click the link below:  

Online Counselling

I can offer online counselling sessions through either Zoom, Face-Time 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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School Drop-in Service

I offer a term time drop-in service for pupils at school. This operates on a weekly basis and works in conjunction with the school.

This service is about offering intermittent support for pupils who may only need one or two sessions, when it is needed. For longer term support they can be referred on for weekly sessions at school.

 

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University Support

University is a time of growth and great change, as such, it can be challenging for those who have left home, often for the first time.

I offer a University term-time support of weekly online sessions at a time convenient with the young person. 

 

This support can help to be an extra crutch in an important step of individual self-discovery.     

 

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Wellbeing Books

I offer a subscription to age appropriate wellbeing books sent to either the school library or to individual addresses.

This subscription is a tailored approach to support around pertinent mental health themes. This encourages self-determination for young people to read and to understand what can self-help them to continue to grow.  

 

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Walking Therapy

To be outside in nature can be a healing transformative experience. When we are present in our surroundings, we can help to foster a sense of groundedness which in turn can bring peace.

 

I offer in person walking therapy in Richmond Park, Barnes and Putney commons and by the Thames in West London. This type of therapy is for people who wish to be active whilst talking.     

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Testimonials

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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