Beatrice Perez-Barreiro MBACP Accredited
I have over 10 years of experience in counselling/psychotherapy for a wide range of issues, and am both Registered and Accredited. I have been a group and individual therapist, as well as a teacher of counselling. Before being a counsellor I was a teacher and a musician. This means that I have experience of many issues that life can throw up. If you look at the list below, it will show you some of the issues that I am used to working with. Mostly I have worked with anxiety, depression and loss in various forms.
If you are thinking of having counselling, it might be because of a temporary crisis or a long standing issue. Some people come if they feel dissatisfied but are not quite sure what the problem is. You might be very confused about why you are feeling distressed or unhappy; in this case I would work with you to try and pinpoint what the problem is. It is my job to listen below the surface and help you to see where you might be able to make changes in order to have more peace of mind. I will work with you, in a confidential way, to help you see how you can shift things so that you feel differently to how you feel now.
I work with individuals (over 18) and couples in the Lancaster area.
I always offer a £10 initial consultation, in order to talk through what your needs might be and whether counselling may help your situation. There is no obligation to continue after this session, as it is important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose to work with. In this initial session you can get a feel for whether you can imagine working with me, and you can get a flavour of the way I work. If I believe you would be better helped by a different approach I will tell you this.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to its Ethical Framework
I also offer supervision to other counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent's College, 1995
Certificate Gestalt Psychotherapy, Edinburgh Gestalt Institute, 2006
Certificate in CBT 2016
Diploma(HE) Counselling, St. Martin's College, 2005
P.G.Dip. Emotional Factors in Teaching and Learning, Tavistock Clinic, 2000
BACP Registration and Accreditation
15 years teaching in secondary schools and FE
Therapy Service Manager at Priory Hospital
Group and Individual Therapist at Priory Hospital
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss of meaning
£40 per session (one hour)
£50 for couples (one hour)
£10 per initial session/assessment
My sessions last for one hour and are usually weekly.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to students of counselling and to counsellors currently in practice.View supervision profile