Alina Barrowcliff UKCP MBACP
I offer psychotherapy to individuals from tranquil consultation rooms in central Henley-on-Thames and Pyrton near Watlington in the Chiltern Hills only 5 minutes from Junction 5, M40 with easy access to Oxford, Thame, High Wycombe and surrounding area.
If you are you feeling troubled, overwhelmed, stuck, unfulfilled, anxious or depressed I provide a warm, supportive, confidential open-minded space to explore your difficulties, to realise new understandings and ways of being so you can live a richer more fulfilling life. No subject is off limits.
I offer a holistic approach that sees body, mind, emotions and spirit as inseparable aspects of being which all require care and concern. I will not impose fixed ideas or concepts but I will do all I can to facilitate your search for understanding and help you find your own meaning of life.
I believe that respect for the individual, understanding and being real are important qualities for therapy, they will underlie how I engage with you.
What to expect
I understand that starting therapy can be daunting, so I offer an initial consultation to discuss your difficulties and decide whether my approach is right for you.
If you decide to start therapy, a regular weekly session time will be agreed and reserved for you.
You may want to agree at the outset a fixed number of sessions, or you may prefer to leave the duration open ended. We will discuss this in the initial consultation and in on-going therapy. The choice is yours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am accredited by the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and a registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I am a member of the Society of Existential Analysis. I abide by their Codes of Ethics and Conduct.
I have a Foundation and Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy from Regent's University, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, London.
I have extensive experience of working with adult clients of all ages from varied cultural backgrounds, sexualities and gender identities, experiencing many differing problems and concerns.
I have worked in a University Counselling Service and alongside my private practice I work in a low cost service for adolescents and young people.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have particular experience in the following areas:
abuse, adolescents, anxiety,bereavement, childhood early experiences, existential issues, depression,family issues, gender, identity,ill-health, low self esteem/confidence, panic, parenting, relationship issues,self harm, stress, suicidal thoughts, trauma women's issues, young people.
Fees are from £65 per session depending on location and time of day. Sessions last 50 minutes.
Payment is by cash or cheque at each session.
If you are interested please contact me by email or phone.
Unfortunately there is currently no disabled access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently Friday mornings in Henley-on-Thames.
Types of client