Paula Barnby - Individuals and Couples Therapy- BPC; UKCP; BACP Sen.Accred;

Paula Barnby - Individuals and Couples Therapy- BPC; UKCP; BACP Sen.Accred;

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Maidstone Buildings Mews
Borough High Street
London Bridge

Lower Road

0779 044 1859 / 0779 044 1859

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Maidstone Buildings Mews
Borough High Street
London Bridge

Lower Road

0779 044 1859 / 0779 044 1859

About me

I am an experienced, professionally qualified and registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I have experience in working with individuals and with couples, for a shorter or time-limited period, as well as long term or open ended, and have worked with late teens, mid life and older adults age ranges.
The work can focus on a variety of issues to include, but not only, anxiety, relationship issues, generalised anxiety disorder,depression, or depression alternating with euphoria and other conditions or mental issues.

My approach is flexible, keeping in mind each individual and their reasons for coming to therapy. Most of us experience emotional problems during our life. Some may persist or stay present with us for longer and interfere in our life. I aim to facilitate understanding and inner growth.

I offer an initial consultation to clarify a little how best to proceed or you may be looking for more regular sessions. During these we can begin to look at those things that matter to you. The initial consultation is when we'll have the opportunity to meet and to explore what brings you to psychotherapy. The purpose of the session/s is to assess your needs, find out whether psychotherapy might be helpful to you.

I work in English and have an understanding of Portuguese or French for those who may prefer to speak these.

Clients can self refer or be referred by their GP or Insurance providers to include BUPA, Groupma and further details can be found on my website.

Portuguese spoken. Talvez tenha preferencia de falar em Portugue^s. Este processo de psicoterapia dar-lhe-á a oportunidade de falar com um professional, em confidencia total e sem julgamento. Pode contactar-me por telefone ou email.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Psychoanalytic Studies; Postgraduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.

Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Supervisor.

Having worked as a psychotherapist and in a consultative role within the Charity sector and as a psychotherapist in Private and the NHS sectors, I have many years experience of work in different set ups, as well as considerable experience in assessments and initial consultations.

Registered with several Private Health Insurers and EAP Providers.

I work via skype as well as face to face

I am registered with UKCP, FPC and MBACP-Senior Accredited.

As consultas podem ser conduzidas em Ingle^s assim como em Portugue^s.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am experienced in working with Pre and Post-Natal areas and have a special interest in issues surrounding (main carer) mother--baby bonding, the father's role in his children's lives and cultural issues.

I work with those who have experienced Miscarriage and/or Still Birth and with Loss and Bereavement.

I offer psychodynamic supervision for counsellors and therapists, individually or in small groups. Special rates available if you are about to or have just set up in practice.

I alsp work with EAP and am BUPA registered-Bupa provider number is 30033278


£85/£100 for initial consultation.

The initial consultation/s is for 50 minutes for individuals and 1 hour for couples and the fees are as above. the fee for day time supervision is £45. The fee can be settled by cheque or cash on the day.

I offer 3 reduced-fee day time sessions.

I work with adults from 18 years of age, face to face, open ended work or 12 weeks time-limited contract.

Further information

The practices are easy to access by public transport.

For London Bridge and Borough, SE1: By Train and Underground: The London Bridge underground station is on the Jubilee and Northern lines. London Bridge Railway is served by trains from Gatwick Airport, Ashfod Int'l, Brighton, Bedford, King's Cross and Charing Cross Stations. The practice is a few minutes' walk down Borough High St. It is not far from Borough station too.

By Bus: 21, 35, 40, 133 & 343. By Car: Parking can sometimes be found in Snowfields, near Guy's Hospital. The area is in the congestion zone.

The practice in Harrow is serviced by 2 underground lines (Metropolitan to Harrow or the Picadilly to South Harrow), the Chiltern overground Rail from Marylebone Station and several buses. There is also a free car park nearby.

Maps & Directions

London Bridge, SE1 1GD
Harrow, HA2 0DE

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Portuguese


Monday to Friday by appointment. Availability discussed at initial enquiry

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Supervision available