Samantha Swann-Horler, CPsychol

As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, I am experienced in supporting people with difficult life experiences. I thoroughly enjoy my work and I pride myself on my ability to adopt a warm and collaborative approach to making psychology accessible and meaningful for those that I meet.

I am experienced in offering assessments and psychological therapy in the NHS, Local Authority services and private practice settings. My work is informed by several approaches, including; Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Attachment Theory, Internal Family Systems and Polyvagal Theory. 


  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC). 


  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Adults with Learning Disabilities Team
  • Local Education Authority-Mental Health Provision in Educational Settings
  • Primary Well-being Service / Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
  • Community Mental Health Team – Adult Secondary Mental Health Services
  • Founder of a Private Psychology Practice


  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Postgraduate Diploma, Staffordshire University.
  • Post MSc Dip in Counselling Psychology, University of Wolverhampton (2008).
  • MSc in Counselling Psychology, University of Wolverhampton.
  • Counselling Diploma, University of Wolverhampton.
  • BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology, Leicester University (2003).

Examples of ongoing training

  • Internal Family Systems Master Class-Dick Schwartz.
  • Internal Family Systems-An Introductory Workshop, IFS UK.
  • Trauma and the Body: Dissociation and Somatisation (CFS, Fibromyalgia, Pain & Memory)-Carolyn Spring.
  • Trauma and Attachment Summit-Diane Hellier
  • Using a multi-modality trauma approach:3 essential strategies-PESI
  • Polyvagal theory in practice:essential strategies-PESI
  • The psychological and physiological repercussions of complex trauma:essential information-PESI
  • Treating trauma-essentials for working with inherent relational complications-PESI
  • Resilience:powerful practices for bouncing back from trauma and adversity-PESI
  • Complex trauma-advances in working with structural dissociation-PESI
  • Trauma based anxiety-expert strategies to help the most anxious client-PESI
  • Advances in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:essential strategies-PESI

Contact telfordpsychology@gmail.com