Samantha Ashdown works solely at Weston Chambers and the session fees shown apply to her and her students.

We also have a network of over 45 counsellors/hypnotists/hollistic healers/coaches working at both Prittlewell and Weston.

Their fees range depending on skills, experience and current offers.

If you would like to know more, Sam will direct you to the best professional for your issues and financial constraints (if any).




Hello I'm Sam


As well as being a Therapist, I was a Sedation Nurse for 10 years helping many anxious and frightened patients get through their treatments. I am very accustomed to seeing a variety of extreme emotions and behaviour in people. I have a strong sense of empathy and apply this to see your situation through your eyes.


People often feel relief when someone understands their problem on a deeper level. I will be warm, calming and respectful towards you no matter what you say, and hopefully you will trust me enough to tell me your story. I like to help people to become experts on themselves, and hopefully you will gain some skills to heal yourself in the future.


My experience within nursing: working with children, caring for seniors, phobias, anxiety & depression, various mental disorders and disabilities, Cancer sufferers.


  • Practitioners Diploma in CBT
  • BACP Individual Member
  • GDC member
  • NCS Accredited Member
  • National Certificate in Dental Nursing
  • AQA Level 2 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (Inc. Loss & Grief)
  • AQA Advanced Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TA, Person Centered, Psychodynamic, CBT

Prittlewell House

30 East Street

Southend on Sea