Meet the Team!
Name - Gareth Sammer
Role - Lead therapist and practice manager
Gender - Male
Qualifications - Certificate of Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, MSc in Psychotherapy, Diploma in Psychotherapy, Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Diploma in Hypnotherapy.
Accredited Membership - The National Counselling Society, The National Hypnotherapy Society
Practices - Chiswick (W4 2DT and W4 2SA), Ealing (W5 2XP)
Specialities - Counselling, Transactional Analyses Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Weight Loss Hypnosis, Hypnotic Gastric Band, Smoking Cessation Hypnosis
Fees: Individuals: Initial Consultations £45, Counselling & Psychotherapy £60 per session, Hypnotherapy £70 per session, Smoking Cessation hypnosis £350 (4 session package), Hypnotic Gastric Band - £450 (5 session package).
Couples: - Initial Consultation £50, Relationship counselling £75.
Gareth founded West London Counselling, Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Services in 2013 after moving to London from his busy practice in Kent. He has always been intrigued by the workings of the human mind; what compels people to become who they are and how they can become trapped by their own thoughts and emotions, destined to repeat unhealthy or destructive cycles over and over again. As an active member of St. John Ambulance for over 20 years, Gareth enjoyed that feeling of knowing he was making a real difference to people's lives and well being. When he began looking for a career change, that passion for helping others and his interest in the human mind made a career in psychotherapy and counselling an obvious choice.
He began training with a company called "Chrysalis", achieving Diplomas in Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy. By the time he qualified, he had the desire to specialise in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. An extremely reputable and prominent TA training programme was found at The Metanoia Institute based in Ealing, West London. Here Gareth undertook the TA 101 course as an introduction to the training, before embarking on the MSC (Master's) Degree in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. He gained his MSc, along with his Certificate in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and Diploma in Psychotherapy in November 2018.
After moving from his practice from Kent to London in 2013, Gareth began by opening the Chiswick branch of his counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy practice. He then expanded into South Ealing in 2014 and in 2015, opened a third therapy practice in North Ealing. With new therapists joining the team in 2016, expansion is well underway into Acton, Fulham, Harley Street and West Ealing. As well as his successful private practice, Gareth has experience working with the Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Services in Ealing as well as the Ealing Abbey Counselling Services. In 2018 he also began running psychotherapy and counselling training workshops.
Over the years, Gareth's work has featured in several newspaper articles, he has been interviewed live on BBC radio and has appeared in several internet television features discussing various aspects of hypnotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy.
Gareth holds professional grade membership with the National Hypnotherapy Society and the National Counselling Society. As part of these recognised bodies, he is bound by their code of ethics and rules of practice. He is also working towards accreditation with the UKCP, one of the leading bodies in Counselling and Psychotherapy in the UK.
If you would like to know anything else about Gareth, please feel free to contact him.
If you have any questions, or would like to enquire about a session, please contact us. West London Counselling, Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Services have practices in Chiswick (High Road), Chiswick (Barnes / Kew Border), South Ealing, Ealing Broadway and Fulham. We have a catchment area of Acton, Barnes, Boston Manor, Brentford, Chelsea, Dukes Meadow, Ealing, Earls Court, Fulham, Greenford, Grove Park, Gunnersbury, Hammersmith, Hanger Lane, Hanwell, Hounslow, Isleworth, Kew, Mortlake, Northfields, Park Royal, Parsons Green, Perivale, Putney, Richmond, Shepherds Bush, Southall, South Kensington, Turnham Green, Twickenham, Wembley, West Brompton, West Kensington, White City and many other areas in West London