Learn About Our Different Therapy Approaches


We offer a range of therapies at The SAM Centre including:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT) & Cognitive Schema (CST) Therapy

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

Positive Psychology

Mindfulness & Meditation


We offer a range of specialist areas at The SAM Centre including:

Clinical Psychology

How Can A Clinical Psychologist Help?

Clinical Psychologists specialise in assessing, diagnosing and treating mild to severe mental health problems. Our Clinical Psychology team at The SAM Centre can offer individually tailored therapies and techniques in your treatment by:

  • Assessment of your cognitive, emotional and behavioural functioning.
  • Exploring your concerns, thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
  • Helping to create effective ways of controlling and coping with the concerns you face.
  • Treating depression, anxiety, emotional disorders and personality disorders.
  • Assisting you to implement changes to increase your wellbeing, awareness and alleviate the problems.
  • Sports, Exercise & Performance Psychology

    How Can A Sport & Exercise Psychologist Help?

    Sport & Exercise Psychologists understand the psychological factors that influence sport, exercise and high achievement or performance.

  • Mental skill development
  • Improving mental toughness
  • Teaching performance enhancement strategies
  • Training for high concentration & focus
  • Planning mental preparation & routines
  • Instructing in arousal and anxiety management (nerves)
  • Leadership skills
  • CEO and executive training
  • Preventing overtraining & burn-out
  • Building team & leadership training
  • Rehabilitating from injury & illness
  • Debriefing & program evaluation
  • Psychometric evaluation
  • Balancing sport & study/employment/home life
  • Performer training
  • HEALTH Psychology

    How Can A Health Psychologist Help?

    Health Psychologists are experts in health behaviour change, health improvement for both acute and chronic medical conditions associated with psychological factors, and in health promotion. A Health Psychologist provides rehabilitation support, specific knowledge and coaching to promote healthy lifestyles across a range of illnesses:

  • Chronic pain
  • Poor sleep
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Emotional reactions (such as anger & grief)
  • Coping with terminal illness, including the effect of bereavement and dying.
  • Offer a broader support for well-being acting as someone to listen and as an ally in managing the burden of an illness.
  • Addiction
  • Eating problems
  • Injury
  • Chronic illness or disability
  • Feeling in control over your health, and less drained about health concerns.
  • Life Coaches

    How Can A Life Coach Help?

    Life coaches help individuals achieve particular goals or make specific changes in their lives in a supportive, collaborative, strategic, accountable and empowering way. While life coaches can address particular behaviours in relation to mental health and wellbeing (and can work in conjunction with Psychology treatment) evidence based interventions delivered by a psychologist are more appropriate for individuals with mental health concerns.

  • Achieve short & long term goals
  • Personal training for your general goals
  • Find a work/life balance
  • Work towards an authentic & meaningful life
  • Learn how to develop a healthy lifestyle