Ms Sam Farag

Ms Sam Farag

BABCP HCPC

Psychology

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.95

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“I found Samantha Farag easy to relate to, even though because of lockdown, our sessions all had to take place by Zoom. She was very empathetic and listened with great care to all that had happened to me before working with me to treat complex PTSD successfully. A year ago my life was falling apart. Now, because of the work that Samantha did with me I am confident that should my symptoms reoccur I now have a tool kit for dealing with them. “
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Consultation fees

New appointment: £215

Follow-up appointment: £215

Practices worked at

Cognacity

54 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9PZ
153 reviews

Procedures

  • Counselling
  • Peri/Post Natal Counselling
  • Schema Therapy
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Special interests

  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma/Complex Trauma
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Education

Academic qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Counselling Psychology (University of Roehampton)
  • MSc. in Counselling Psychology (London Metropolitan University)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Distinction) (University of Westminster)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Institute of Education)
  • BA (Hons), (University College London)

Professional Memberships

  • Associate Fellow (British Psychological Society)
  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC)
  • Chartered Psychologist (BPS)
  • Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP)
  • Registered Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor (BPS)
  • Register of Qualifications in Test Use (BPS)
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Reviews

4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
Overall Experience
5
Bedside Manner
4.95
Explanation
5
Panic Disorder
2/19
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
2/19
Counselling
1/19
Stress
1/19
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I found Samantha Farag easy to relate to, even though because of lockdown, our sessions all had to take place by Zoom. She was very empathetic and listened with great care to all that had happened to me before working with me to treat complex PTSD successfully. A year ago my life was falling apart. Now, because of the work that Samantha did with me I am confident that should my symptoms reoccur I now have a tool kit for dealing with them.
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(5/5)
Sam is easy to talk to and we formed a comfortable and easy rapport. She is exceptionally perceptive even when working via Zoom. Her reflections are direct, accurate and very helpful. She comes to sessions well prepared and with ideas to aid progress, but is also able to respond to circumstances which arise in the session. She is professional and compassionate. With her support and guidance I have been able to make significant progress through a very challenging time.
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Ms Farag has been so helpful and committed to aiding in my recovery and giving me a sense of independence autonomy over my life.
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(5/5)
Excellent, compassionate and heartfelt! I had to wait to see Sam as she was very busy. It was worth it as it has been life changing. As soon as I had my first session, I felt very much cared for and in her care- if it was a particularly difficult week, she encouraged me to contact her if I needed too, she reached out to other medical professionals to support my care, and she would find an extra appointment if I forgot to book one on her clinic day. Sam is genuinely invested in being with her patients and helping them through life. Thanks again.
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Excellent. I saw Sam for panic attacks which had left me unable to work. She described how the brain, anxiety and the body works, and I tackled the panic in 3/4 sessions with the knowledge and skills she gave me. BUT more so from the start, Sam said she would treat my panic first as it was obviously so debilitating for me AND she wanted to understand why I had panic in the first place. In her words, she doesn’t just want to put a bandaid on the panic, she wants to treat what caused it so I don’t have panic or other extreme anxiety again. Some anxiety is normal, I’ve learnt that! So we spent time to understand the underlying problems and worked on those for which I am forever grateful. It’s not just the awareness of my issues at a deeper level but the skills she gave me to manage them throughout my life. I would recommend her absolutely.
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Sam is a big advocate of just enabling people to understand what it is to be a human being and so to live more peacefully. She was the first person and therapist who helped me understand all about my emotions -why I have them; where they come from; how they are an important and normal part of life; and most importantly for me- how to live with the inevitable ups and downs of them. I liked that she was able to explain everything that she had learnt relevant to me and also recommend great and accessible books on philosophy and psychology to help me reach my goals. I am definately 'being' a human being now rather than just 'doing and doing'. Thank you so very very much.
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Mrs Samantha Farag has given a crucial support during a very difficult moment in my life. I did connect quickly and easily with her as I found her approach very much balanced between giving guidance but also helping the patient to find their own energy/resources to fight back against adversities. My sessions with Sam have made me stronger and I actually found the energy to find a new job. Thank you I will never forget.
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Spending time with Sam was really beneficial for me. In our sessions she allowed me to open up and she was instrumental into me heading towards and then gaining a diagnosis of Type II BiPolar. As such, I was then in the additional care of a Psychiatrist. Sam managed to make the whole experience of being looked after by two mental health professionals entirely joined up and effortless for me. For me this was the start point of a new path for my life, and for that I am truly grateful.
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Sam is amazing! Patient, knowledgeable and inspiring to talk to.
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I credit Sam for enabling me to put the pieces of myself back together again. She deeply listens, probes, exhibits empathy but can be no nonsense and deliver the killer question that helps you to unlock issues. Sam recognises the strains a business leader can be under and whilst my issues were personal vs work related her impact helped me evaluate and improve my whole life. Sam literally helped me get on my feet again when I hit my darkest hour. I took time out, trusted her process and now have tools to use to ensure I don’t get knocked off kilter again. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
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