Vanessa Barker MBACP(Accred)
I am an accredited member of the BACP.
My chosen therapeutic style is integrative, which means I will use the most appropriate skills to suit the clients needs and help facilitate the best possible outcome.
I have 16 years experience, working with individuals and couples on many areas of difficulty.
Having a vast experience of working with extended/step-family problems I enjoy helping all family members to understand the complex relationships within an extended family from grandparents to children. Another aspect of family work I have experience in is with couples who are coping with sub-infertility, fertility treatment and infertility.
My past experience includes delivering training for companies on related issues, such as stress management, life balance and empathetic and assertive skills.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited member of BACP since 2005
Post Grad. Dip St. Georges Hospital Medical School in addictive behaviour.2001
Diploma in Complementary Healthcare Studies. UK college. London.
Edexel/ BTEC Dip. CHCS.2000
City & Guilds Cert. clinical hypnotherapy 1995.
ESCOT cert. in counselling skills, theory & self awareness. 1989-1991.
My experience includes working with relationship difficulties and the problems evolving from relationship breakdown. I have also worked with individuals in turmoil when deciding to take the decision to divorce.
I have a gained a lot of experience over the last 16 years in all areas of loss from bereavement , redundancy , relationship, re-location, retirement and major changes in family cirumstances.
Supervision:5 years experience of supervision work.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Extended family issues eg. working with step-parent/child problems.
Issues regarding infertility
Supervisor for counsellors.
Fees will vary depending upon issue and numbers ie; family groups. Range £35-£50.
Sessions are for a full 60 minutes
1st appointment is 2 hours for which I only charge for 1 hour.
Supervision/case consultation fees by arrangement.
As previously stated I offer 1 hour free at the first appointment this enables you to see how I work and if my style of therapy will suit you
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Supervision & training