About me

I currently work two and a half days per week in private practice, while also continuing to work for the NHS in a Community Mental Health Team. As a Practitioner I belong to the BACP who are my professional body. I am a ‘Registered Member’, this means that I abide by their ethical framework while working as an Integrative Therapist and that I undertake frequent continuing professional development to keep up to date with current practice while also receiving regular supervision to make sure my work is clinically safe. A copy of the commitments we make as members of the BACP while working therapeutically can be found by clicking here

Ed Sammons Counsellor Psychotherapist Clinical Supervisor Twickenham TW1

Experience

  • Adult Psychotherapist & Counsellor – West London NHS Trust, providing both long term individual Psychotherapy & Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to individuals and groups.
  • Extensive experience working within an NHS Crisis Team and previously as a Mental Health Advisor on an NHS crisis line.
  • Prior to working within mental health services, I worked for an NHS Ambulance Service, both operationally and in control.  

Specialisms and interests

  • Self harm
  • Suicidal ideation 
  • Trauma & Complex Trauma 
  • LGBTQ+ / GSRD Affirmative Therapy
  • Blue light Emergency Services – Police, Fire & Ambulance Service staff (including students)
  • NHS Staff

Qualifications & Specialist Training

CPD

As part of my on-going professional development I frequently attend courses and study days that are related to my practice, courses attended include:

  • Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors -Transformational Approaches to Treating Complex Trauma (Dr Janina Fisher)
  • Interventions for Complex Trauma & Dissociation (SLaM)
  • Sex Positive Treatment of OCSB (Out of Control Sexual Behaviour) (Silva Neves)
  • Pink Therapy Supervisors’ CPD – The Queer 7-Eye Model of Supervision (Silva Neves & Rima Hawkins)
  • Boarding School Syndrome: The Anatomy of a Trauma (Dr Joy Schaverien)
  • Queering Therapy Spaces and Working with Gender Diverse Clients (BACP)
  • An introduction to Schema Therapy and working with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPS)
  • Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diversity (Dr Meg-John Barker)
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) for Depression and Anxiety (Dr Russ Harris)
  • An Introduction to Theory and Practice of CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) (The Compassionate Mind Foundation)
  • Online Therapy CPD Training: Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals (PESI UK)
  • Knowledge & Understanding Framework – Working with Personality Disorder: Raising Awareness (West London NHS Trust)
  • Dissociation and Depersonalisation (SLaM – Dr Elaine Hunter)
  • Traumatic Grief (BPS)
  • Advanced assessment and treatment opportunities for people with insomnia (BPS)
  • An introduction to sleep: Psychobehavioural assessment and treatment strategies for people with insomnia (BPS
  • Understanding and working with: Hearing voices, delusions and paranoia (BPS)
  • Working with Attachment and Trauma (BPS)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy 8 week course at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (part of Oxford University)