Teen and Child Counselling
Individual Counselling for teens and children is determined by their needs, their stories and who they are in their worlds. They are in the driver's seat in all areas of the therapy and mental health journey. I am here to be on the journey with them helping build strengths in the direction that creates positivity and lays the foundations for them living their most authentic lives.
I work with teenagers, and children because this is the space I most passionate about. I understand that growing up is a real challenge especially in the days of social media. I believe with all my heart that given the right tools people can find their strengths and confidently navigate into strong, and resilient adults.
I offer both NDIS and non-NDIS Counselling, telephone (if necessary) - video or in person in Port Adelaide.
Therapeutic Groups and Counselling Workshops
for Teens, Children and Women
Group therapy and Counselling workshops designed to empower teens, children and women to be the best versions of themselves.
Our workshops and groups are grounded in open dialogue, listening, safety and putting teens, children and women as experts in their healing.
Like many I have juggled many roles from single mother, sole breadwinner, worker, business owner, sister, daughter, social media explorer....well you get the gist. With so many roles together with the expectations I felt from society to be together and strong, when sometimes that was the last thing I felt, I have struggled to remain mentally healthy. After many years of education and self-exploration, I want to bring teens, children and women together so we can share our stories and work on strategies for navigating our lives.
I cannot stress how excited I am to offer these Counselling Workshops and Therapeutic Groups.
Mental Health Counselling That Makes a Difference
Teen and Child Counselling
Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and Depression
Change of life
My Counselling Approach
I understand that, as a counsellor, it is important to be flexible, open and unbiased within the counselling space as each of us have unique worldviews, values and perceptions on life. I generally start a counselling session using Person-Centred Therapy because it is a gentle approach that puts you in control of your life, well-being and healing.
Depending on your goals our counselling can include CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), Narrative Therapy and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) or an eclectic mix of other approaches.
I am passionate about helping female teens and children in navigating issues within their mental health and well-being. If we teach our teens and children, while they are young, to work through issues we are setting them up to be strong adults.
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with Honours; Graduate Diploma in Counselling; Accredited Professional Member of Australian Counsellors Association (ACA).
Currently undertaking Play and Creative Therapies Training.
Welcome to New Start Counselling and Psychotherapy. My name is Samantha (Sam) Seymour and I am passionate about helping women, teens and children with their Mental Health and Wellbeing.
THE VALUE OF LIVED EXPERIENCE
I believe it is through our lived experiences, that we find our strengths. I think that in connection and knowledge we find and reinforce those strengths, worth, and ultimately, we find our true essence. I am a firm believer that when we connect with others, through lived experience and shared learning, optimism and courage, a better future follows. Change is always possible.
I advocate away from the Westernised approach towards an inclusive and self-deterministic approach to counselling and psychotherapy. I firmly believe that to live and to experience is much more valuable than any lecture theatre.
Sometimes we need some extra help. Please click on the links below for some information that may support you on your journey. If your matter is urgent please call:
Lifeline: 13 13 14 (24/7 support)
LETSS: (Lived experience telephone support ) 1800 013 755 - 5pm till 11.30pm (365 days a year)
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
Mental Health Triage: 13 14 65
Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between a Counsellor and a Psychologist?
Can I use a Mental Health Plan (MHP) to see a Counsellor?
Unfortunately at this moment Counsellors are not accredited under the Medicare Scheme. The ACA are working hard on retifying but it may be a long journey before that dream is reached.
What are Counselling and Psychotherapy and how are different?
How much do you charge for Counselling?
My current charges are:
Can I claim on my private health cover?
There are certain private health providers in which you can claim my services. Please note you will have to contact them to find out how much you are entitled to claim, as all covers are different:
I have had trouble finding a counsellor that I have clicked with until I found Sam. She is wonderful and the support she has shown me has been life changing
Alison J, 54