Sam McManus

7 - 18+



About Me

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

specialise in working with children and young people within the independent schools sector and have worked as a counsellor 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 what barriers are present and 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 through all of 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 this is different work to in-person counselling, it is a proven, effective way of supporting young people to cope with change, which is especially pertinent during these uncertain times

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

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Counselling in Schools

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

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


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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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