Samantha's Journey

Samantha Tipples

Samantha began working in the substance addiction field at the Priory Hospital Roehampton on The Addiction Treatment Programme with inpatients, alongside Steps2Recovery, a charity breaking the chain of addiction and re-offending. Samantha is incredibly grateful for the relationships she built and the support received in this fundamental part of her journey. She valued the balance of the private and public sector. Wanting to develop her working approach non-clinically she trained in Experiential Therapy. She enjoyed combining these skills into her working style so she later trained in Psychodrama Therapy.

Creating an integrative approach and moving away from working purely with substance addiction, Samantha started working holistically with client’s behaviours, including sexual behaviours, at Innisfree Therapy. This involved delivering groups, experiential and psycho-educational workshops and training to work with sex offenders. It was at this time she pursued her work with trauma, specifically as an Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner. This was an invaluable experience training with a Professor in Trauma Psychology, humanitarians, trauma doctors and members of the British Military, enriching her learning and professional development. Samantha became a Heartmath Coach aiding the achievement of coherence. This led her to be become a mindfulness teacher. The experience whilst professional, was deeply nourishing and a cherished memory with the kindest of teachers introducing Samantha to a fundamental lifelong practice. Samantha’s therapeutic approach to client work became about raising their awareness for their capacity to be present with themselves and to acknowledge their ability to address their needs as a whole. She began collaborating with the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) Trust delivering health and wellbeing services for the Performing Arts sector.

“In the midst of movement and chaos keep stillness inside of you.”

Samantha established her private practice and progressed to work at The Nightingale Hospital London. This time within the General Psychiatric department, a role working with trauma and complex patients including the American Military.

Samantha’s Integrative approach included her working with multiple presentations including Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bipolar Affective Disorder, Personality Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Stress along with other conditions.

Her desire for client care led her to train in Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness. Striving to provide appropriate approaches for her LGBTQ clients she began training with Pink Therapy, specailising to work with Gender, Sex & Relationship Diversity (GSRD) clients.

The importance of continuing to maintain her skills and due to working with clients who have experienced Sexual Violence Samantha chose to further her development and train as a Psychosexual Therapist. It was here that Samantha developed her passion for Sex Education using dynamic approaches to deliver workshops.

“Sexuality is not a leisure or part time activity. It is a way of being.”

Samantha’s approach combining traditional therapeutic interventions with alternative methods enabled her to develop innovative presentations and experiential workshops to the corporate and educational sectors. This led to the creation of ST talks including Samantha Speaking at events, delivering Workshops and offering Retreats.

Samantha is an independent practitioner, seeking to deliver the highest level of care with the emphasis on client’s needs. She is able to work alongside other medical professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary team and can make recommendations when required, these are based on long-term well-established relationships. Her first priority is creating suitable connections. She has historically been fortunate to create successful collaborations with highly sought after industry professionals.

Due to these trusted relationships, alongside her therapy work, Samantha has built connections and expanded her work to offer Business Development Services. Samantha has consulted for a variety of corporate entities, including healthcare, media, finance, recruitment hospitality and real estate.

Samantha worked alongside the Executive team at All Points North to establish and introduce them to the UK healthcare sector. During this period she aided them in the smooth transition to the UK market, sourcing compatible professionals and forming foundational relationships. Samantha was an integral part in the launch of APN London.

Samantha is grateful for the professional relationships and experiences she has been able to share alongside patients, clients and colleagues.

Training

Samantha is dedicated to continuous professional development. She trained with Action on Addiction and the University of Bath, and has an Addictions Counselling FdSc accredited by FDAP and NCAC. Samantha has a Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy from The Centre for Psychosexual Health (CPH), an ISAT Diploma in Sex Addiction from the Laurel Centre, and is a member of COSRT and ATSAC. She trained with StopSo UK working therapeutically with individuals convicted or accused of sexual offending.

Samantha qualified in Experiential and Psychodrama Therapy Training Methods from Onsite Workshops, Tennessee. She is an EMDR Practitioner Level 1-4 from Worcester University, a member of EMDR Europe and a Certified Heart Math Coach.

She completed the Foundational Teacher Training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) alongside training in Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness at The Oxford Mindfulness Foundation, Oxford University Mindfulness Centre. Samantha is working towards completing the teacher competency qualification.

Samantha is a registered Therapist with Pink Therapy, and currently working towards her GSRD Therapist accreditation.

Her joy in her work would not be possible without everyone she comes into contact with daily; she learns from you all every day.

Professional Memberships

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