Sami Almutairi


Level 5 EXCEL Theraputic counselling

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As a therapist, I am interested in building a therapeutic relationship between us ” The relationship is the therapy” ( kahn, 1997). Within the safe, secure, comfortable and trusted professional relationship with me, I hope you would be incuarged to look into all aspects that you might find difficult, stressful and cause you to feel more anxious. The process of therapy is to help you unlock your potential and discover other possibilities to cope, over come and perhaps start the process of healing. I work in an integrative and holistic way. I can draw upon a range of approaches that will enable further process in your therapy. Since the outbreak of the corona virus (Covid19) I am offering therapy face to face and remotely – online- such as Zoom, Google hangout,Skype and WhatsApp. I also offer English or Arabic counselling. I am fully qualified, with extensive experience working in a wide variety of settings with people from all walks of life. With me we can explore any topic including stress,anxiety, low self-esteem, sleep issues, lack of coping with relationships, loss, traumatic experiences, work, cultural issues, depression, bereavement and sexuality, intimacy and LGBTQ matters. How I can help you? I work with a wide variety of issues: – Overwhelming emotions – Isolation -Health issues – Family & Children’s Wellbeing – Friendship & Relationships – Financial difficulties – Difficulties when facing uncertainties – Lack of Sleep – Work related problems, Working From home challenges. -Compulsive Sexual Behaviour (CSB), Partners of CSB, Chemsex, Sexuality and Relationship, LGBTQ+, coming-out, Living with HIV. You can also make use of counselling and psychotherapy to review your life as a whole with a view to simply grow in awareness and effectiveness. I trust you will find me approachable and professional. I always welcome feedback so we can ensure our work together is as effective as possible. I consider therapy to be a journey in which I accompany you on your path to a more fulfilling way of life.

AbuseADHDAnxietyAttachment TheoryBody Image IssuesBurnoutCultural and Systemic OppressionDepressionFamily SystemsHistorical TraumaImmigration/AcculturationInternet AddictionInterpersonalLGBTQ IssuesLoss or GriefMen’s IssuesMindfulness-basedPanicPersonal GrowthPsychodynamicPTSDRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemSelf-HarmingSexual AddictionSexual ProblemsSpiritualityTrauma

I am an Integrative therapist, Psychodynamic at heart, trained in a number of different approaches to therapy. This integrative approach works in different ways to suit client’s needs and preferences. I work in this way, drawing mostly from psychodynamic and humanistic theories. simultaneously, ourrelationship – client and the therapist- at the heart of my practice. I can explain more about this way of working at our initial consultation. Each of my clients are unique in their experiences, therefore, my therapeutic approach and technique is most likely to be helpful into getting the best outcome. As well as drawing on a variety of styles. I also take into consideration all aspects of a person’s life, including areas such as family dynamics, beliefs, upbringing, work, education, physical, friendships, and more. Psychodynamic Therapy Psychodynamic psychotherapy focuses on the unconscious processes and past events, which will enable the client to make sense of what is going on by the self-awareness into present difficulties or unhelpful patterns. It stems from Freud’s psychoanalytic approach which is the oldest of the modern day therapies and includes the work and studies of Carl Jung. Humanistic Therapy Humanistic psychotherapy focuses on the individual’s own nature, facilitating an environment of self-nourishment, growth, wisdom and healing, with the individual finding self-fulfillment from within. Existential Therapy Existentialists focus on the individual’s experience in four aspects of existence “physical, social, psychological and spiritual” in the main time it’s of significant to acknowledge both our aspirations and limitations in life. This approach is more philosophical than the other approaches. ​ Analysis: ​ Part of the family-, which is widely recognized and offers theoretical tools and principles to help promote growth and change and you may have come across some its principle concepts such as in HR training, organizations and group work. ​ TA looks deeply into the ‘PAC’ model (the ego-state concepts of the parent, adult and child), it has often been used to help people within business and industry by helping understand how these ego-states play-out and interact with others. Gestalt therapy While I have trained in a variety of styles of therapy, my main approach is what is known as Gestalt therapy. Gestalt is a positive and practical style of therapy that encourages people to focus on their immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour and on how they approach their relationships. It is a style of therapy that helps people to see the bigger picture and choose the best way forward. The overall aim is to gain insight and awareness into your life with a view to unlocking potential and effecting change. Arabic language I am bi-lingual, able to offer counselling in both Arabic and English. It has been proven to have therapy in your mother tongue will gain access to areas in your experiences at deeper level than of clients second language. As well as being able to use words and concepts you are familiar with, I have a deep understanding of the culture and customs of the Middle East – and I have a personal understanding of what it means to be a Muslim living in the UK. Middle Eastern people living outside their home countries can face any number of challenges, not least feeling displaced or homesick or struggling to relate to a society that is very different from their traditions. All of these topics can be explored in therapy. LGBT I have extensive experience of working with the LGBT community, which has provided me with a deep insight into the particular challenges this community can face. Accordingly, my aim as a therapist is to provide an environment in which any issue around gender or sexuality can be explored frankly and fully, without fear of judgement. Creativity Sometimes, when it is difficult to find the right words, creativity can be a helpful way to express thoughts and feelings that seem out of reach. For some people, making pictures and writing techniques can be helpful for getting in touch with their inner world. This creative approach to therapy has been well researched and found to be effective – and we can make use of these techniques in our work together. When being creative, it is important to note that there is no good or bad, right or wrong in the writing or pictures you produce – rather, it’s an alternative way for gaining insight and understanding. Mindfulness and meditation Mindfulness and meditation are techniques for taking us out of our ‘chattering minds’ by teaching us how to focus on our physical environment or on our breath. No beliefs are required. Research has found that using these techniques can generate a greater sense of acceptance and insight. You might like to explore these techniques as a part of therapy.

studied then worked in Marketing and Real estate development before moving to the UK in 2007. I have been involved with counselling and psychotherapy since 2012, training and building my practice while working with people from all backgrounds and cultures. My approach is integrative – meaning I can draw upon a variety of counselling styles and techniques, choosing whichever approach seems most appropriate for your circumstances. I am able to draw on personal experience of Middle Eastern traditions and cultures. My aim is to offer a confidential and safe space in which you can explore any aspect of life that might be impacting on your wellbeing. Areas that you might like to explore include work issues, relationships, depression, anxiety, bereavement, controlling anger, LGBT matters, self-harm, or traumatic experiences. Or you might be struggling with a basic feeling of being not ‘good enough’. Counselling can help with all these concerns and more. Whatever you would like to explore, my belief is that therapy can help you to grow in awareness so you can find a way to make any changes you want to make. I see therapy as a journey in which I am your companion, helping you to review your life and to consider venturing into new directions.

Type of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Existential
  • Experiential
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Holistic
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered)
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
  • Transpersonal Psychology
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)Skype