About Handley Therapy

Hello, and welcome to Handley Therapy


My name is Samantha Handley (couns dip, hyp dip, FdA couns, BA (hon), MA (merit), MBACP(accred), PHS) and I have been working as a therapist for over 10 years. I use a variety of tools, including counselling, CBT and hypnotherapy, to offer you tailored therapy to best suit your needs.

Therapy can be an amazing tool to help you move on from events that have affected you, and come to terms with what is happening in your life. It can help you to find new directions to explore, creating a more confident, optimistic outlook on your life.


There are many different forms of therapy, each bringing a new perspective to life’s problems. Here, I practice person centred counselling, CBT and hypnotherapy, offering a tailored approach to each session with every client.
Whether you know what troubles you, or you have a general sense of anxiety and worry, therapy is here for you to explore these aspects of your life.

I offer a caring, friendly setting for you to break free of what holds you back, and find your own path to your full potential - Take control of your own life now and make it WHAT YOU WANT!


I practice from comfortable consulting rooms in Benfleet, providing a confidential environment for you to explore whatever you choose to bring.

Due to the current climate, I am offering telephone/Zoom counselling.

I am a fully qualified counsellor in Person Centred Counselling, CBT, hypnotherapy and hypnoanalysis.

I have worked for Mind and the NHS as a therapist, and I also teach counselling and hypnotherapy for two colleges. I have worked in Southend Probation and with Cruse Bereavement Counselling. As well as being a private therapist, I have been a supervisor and tutor with Scope and have worked with Relate - The Relationship People.

I am a fully accredited member of the BACP and a professional member of the National Hypnotherapy Society.