David Barnett BA UKCP MBACP (accred)
58 Cyprus Avenue
020 8349 2153
Welcome to my profile in Counselling Directory.
I am based in Finchley, North London, N3. I am an experienced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Counsellor and have been trained to work on a one to one basis with adults. I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where you can talk about any issues that are concerning you and affecting your life and relationships. Being able to talk to a trained therapist who will help to fully understand and hear you can be therapeutic in itself but we can also work with difficulties in your life and help find ways of being able to move on and change. When choosing a therapist it is important that you feel comfortable and that the therapist is empathetic and will allow you to work at your own pace. It is also very important to go to someone who is properly trained and qualified.
Many people have problems that prompt them to look for help. Anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties or the trials of life may prompt people to come to counselling and psychotherapy.
Some people may come because of a major event in their life such as a bereavement, others may come because of a general sense of unhappiness or a feeling of being unfulfilled. Being able to talk to a non-judgmental therapist in a safe environment can be a very therapeutic experience allowing difficulties to be faced and resolved.
Therapy may be helpful to you if you feel you are unable to resolve your problems on your own.
The UKCP is the main regulatory body in the UK for psychoanalytic psychotherapy and the BACP the main professional body in the UK which regulates the counselling profession. It is particularly important that if you are considering psychotherapy or counselling that you should go to a therapist who is properly qualified and trained.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed a rigorous three year professional training at The Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling where I graduated with the diploma in "Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy in the Community". My training in intensive therapeutic work continued afterwards whereupon I was eligible to become registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and am a member of The Forum of Independent Psychotherapists.
I also have an honours degree awarded by the University of Reading.
I abide by the Code of Ethics and Practice issued by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists. I am professionally supervised by a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who is a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
You should allow about one hour for the initial assessment. During it you will have an opportunity to discuss your concerns and see whether you are comfortable with me and my way of working. There is a fee of £50 for this session.
Fees for subsequent sessions range from £40 to £60 per session and are individually discussed and agreed.
I am able to see a few clients for a nominal fee in cases of financial hardship.
Please phone me on 020 8349 2153. If I am not available leave a message and I will try to return your call the same day.
I work in Finchley, North London.
Finchley Central station is about 10 minutes walk and I am near major bus routes and there is ample parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available during the day on weekdays and can often see potential Clients at short notice for an initial meeting
Types of client