References & Testimonials
"Your work has been much appreciated by both students involved and staff who have seen them grow in confidence and become more receptive to others"  Mick Cammack - Deputy Headteacher, The Park School, Barnstaple.  Current Headteacher at The Braunton Academy.
"I am very pleased with the outcome in the input in terms of how the girls felt increased self-confidence and empowerment after having taken part in the sessions.  I would recommend Sam as a motivated, conscientious and skilled individual who can make a positive contribution to learning and development of students - Andy Till.  Assistant Headteacher West Exe Technology College.
I also hold numerous hand-written testimonials from the young people who participated in the above courses.  Plus adults from one to one work with me.
"The feedback I received from the group was that they found Sam's course enjoyable, informative and stimulating.  They felt Sam's enthusiasm for the subject and for them as a group.  They felt she was able to come into their group without any prior knowledge of them and create a safe space for them to work".  Mandy Bowden -  Humanistic Counselling Course Director, Exeter College.
"In my role as a clinical psychologist I have gained an awareness of the deep distress still experienced by some of the participants, so it was especially gratifying to see these people in such a different light" - Graham Wooding, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Devon Partnership Trust, NHS.
"Ms Baker was skilled at involving all members of the group in tasks and activities, having laid out very clear ground rules at the start of the session.  We also benefitted greatly from Ms Baker's expertise as she dealt with more difficult situations that developed out of certain task".  Olive Thomas, Locality Programmes Manger, Penninsular Medical School, University of Exeter.
"Sam Baker breaks down barriers, builds trust and mutual understanding, opens minds and encourages creativity"  Richard Marsh, RH Advertising Exeter.