Sam Fawcett, BACP


My own journey with OCD, starting in childhood and leading me through various therapeutic experiences, has profoundly shaped my approach to therapy.

Sam has lived experience. Can work with Adults & Adolescents.


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Get to know Sam Fawcett

With a BA in Sociology from the University of Exeter and a diverse background in Communications across Local Government, the NHS, and the third sector, I bring a unique blend of empathy, understanding, and professional expertise. Currently, I am enriching my practical experience by working with a local charity that provides affordable therapy, emphasizing my commitment to accessible mental health care for all. My therapeutic approach is holistic, integrative, and deeply informed by my personal insights into the nuances of OCD.

As an aspiring therapist set to graduate with a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice in 2024, my path to this profession has been profoundly personal and deeply rooted in my own experiences. My journey with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has not only been a significant part of my life but also a driving force behind my commitment to therapy.

My personal struggle with OCD began in childhood, manifesting in various forms that often remain underrepresented in mainstream discussions. This experience led me to seek therapeutic support, initially through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). However, it was the integrative and holistic methods employed by The OCD Treatment Centre that truly facilitated my progress, offering a comprehensive approach to understanding and managing the disorder.

I am deeply passionate about raising awareness of the complexities of OCD, especially its subtler aspects that are rarely highlighted. My therapeutic philosophy is centered on the understanding that OCD can intertwine intricately with other aspects of an individual’s psyche. Thus, I advocate for a holistic therapeutic approach that enables clients to gain a comprehensive understanding of both their OCD and their broader selves.

Before my foray into the therapeutic field, I pursued a BA in Sociology at the University of Exeter, which enriched my understanding of societal and behavioral dynamics. My professional background also spans Communications, with roles in Local Government, the NHS, and the third sector. These experiences have refined my skills in empathetic communication and reinforced my appreciation for the diverse challenges people face.

Alongside my role at the Treatment Centre, I am completing my practical hours with a local charity dedicated to providing affordable therapy. This aligns with my belief in the importance of accessible mental health support and reflects my commitment to mental health inclusivity.

As I advance in my therapeutic career, I am focused on continual learning and professional development. Integrating my personal insights, academic background, and professional experiences, I aim to offer compassionate, effective therapy. My goal is to create a supportive and understanding environment for clients, guiding them through their mental health journeys with empathy and expertise.