Barbara Lowden, UKCP, RegMBACP

Barbara Lowden, UKCP, RegMBACP

London
SE18

07854 724502

About me

I am a qualified, registered counsellor and psychotherapist and have over 20 years' experience in helping people with issues such as all kinds of anxiety, stress, depression, lack of confidence, bereavement, hoarding, abortion, menopause and other aging issues.

I offer a confidential space for you to explore your problems, where you will be listened to in an impartial, non-judgemental way, and together we can work on finding ways that will be best for you to manage problems and improve your emotional well-being.

My philosophy is that problems can provide us with a challenge to learn more about ourselves and that suffering is telling us that something is wrong in the way we are living our lives, and should therefore be investigated, rather than avoided.

It is natural to be anxious if counselling is unfamiliar to you, and the initial session is a chance for us to see whether we could work together.  I will ask you for some information about your current problems and the background to them, and then we can decide together whether to continue.  We can contract to an initial set of 8-10 sessions, or you may prefer to commit from the start to a more open-ended timeframe.  All sessions last 50 minutes, and the fees are as outlined below.

I also offer Supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists.

For more information on any of the above, please contact me and visit my website: www.barbaralowden.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy (validated by Northampton University) - research into Social Anxiety (awarded 2013).

Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), Little Venice, London W2 (1992-1995)

Diploma in Supervision, CCPE (1998)

Post-graduate Diploma in Integrative Child Psychotherapy, CCPE, validated by De Montfort University (2004-2006)

Diploma in Sandplay Studies, CCPE (2006)

I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have been practising as an independent practitioner with adults, both long and short-term, since 1994, and more recently as a supervisor for other therapists.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP
BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Loss of meaning and purpose in life.
Obsessive thinking.
Social anxiety.

Fees

Fees for Psychotherapy, Counselling, Supervision: £45-£55; concessions available - please ask.

Further information

Please visit my website www.barbaralowden.co.uk for more information.

Maps & Directions

London, SE18

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I am available in Plumstead on Wednesdays from 9am-1pm and 4-8pm, Thursdays 4-8pm and Fridays 9am-1pm, with some flexibility.

Types of client

Adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

My goal is the well-being and safety of clients as well as therapists, and I aim to work in the best interests of the client, whilst supporting the counsellor/psychotherapist in their work, and helping them to develop their own identity as a practitioner.  As an integrative practitioner, I make use of theories from humanistic, transpersonal, psychodynamic, transactional analysis, existential and cognitive approaches.  I am interested in transference/counter-transference issues, unconscious and parallel processes, the use of metaphor and symbolism, as well as creative techniques.

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