Barbara Whiting-Smith RGN:RHV;DipCouns;MBACP

Barbara Whiting-Smith   RGN:RHV;DipCouns;MBACP

Camberley
Surrey
GU15

07736438230 / 07736 438230

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Camberley
Surrey
GU15

07736438230 / 07736 438230

About me

I am passionate about parenting and family life, which is under tremendous pressure in 2016.  I have 30 years experience of working with families children and young people within the NHS and Education .This involves working face to face with parents in their own home and also running parenting groups and workshops for small groups of parents. I have extensive experience of working with a wide variety of family issues including relationships, anxious children/teenagers and angry children/teenagers, self esteem, depression and bereavement. I am also interested in helping parents to change challenging behaviour of children aged 5-19years, including children who have special needs e.g. ADHD,Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

I offer a confidential and non-judgemental counselling service in a safe environment. My approach and way of working will be tailored to your individual needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative Counselling, including the Person-Centred Approach and Transactional Analysis
RGN;    Registered General Nurse.
RHV;    Registered Health Visitor
Further Training:

Attachment Theory -  which looks at the effects of loss and divorce in families
Group work-  To discuss the challenges of parenting
The Cycle of Change- which can include discussing the effects of job changes for parents and moving school for children.
Accredited facilitator of the TripleP Parenting programme. This is a very practical evidence based parenting programme which I have run in schools over a number of years.

I have experience of presenting corporate webinars to employees, focussing on  their families well being and the home/work life balance e.g. The Joys and Challenges of parenting teens, Being a Dad, Communication is the Key, how to manage the anxious child and teenager.

I have been in private practice for 10 years.

I was given an achievement award by the NHS Trust in 2004 for my work with parents of teenagers.

I was invited to join the Associate Parliamentary Group for Parents and Families in 2008 which meets throughout the year at the House of Commons to discuss and debate family issues in the UK.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£50  per session [6ominutes]  for individual session.

£70 per session for couples.

£50 per hour for small group parenting workshops.

Maps & Directions

Camberley, GU15

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I can offer daytime and evening appointments Monday-Friday.

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
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