Dr Farya Barlas
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with British Psychological Society(BPS). I am also an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) I offer short term and long term therapy to individuals and couples in Central and North London.
I am the Therapeutic Services Clinical Lead in Hammersmith and Fulham Mind which means I oversee and supervise all the clinical aspects of the therapeutic services.
Being a counselling psychologist means that I have worked with people experiencing a broad variety of difficulties and dissatisfactions in their daily lives to enhance their emotional well-being. I am professionally trained in providing short term counselling, including CBT, and long term psychotherapy.
My practice is based in Victoria (SW1V) and Golders Green (NW11).
My aim is to provide a safe space where you can feel understood without being judged, deepening your awareness of your unique patterns of feeling, thinking and behaviour. This process of gaining insight and self awareness helps you to make informed choices and experience in your personal and professional life, and helps you enjoy your life in a more meaningful way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed four years post-graduate training at Roehampton University whilst gaining extensive clinical experience within the NHS, private and charity sectors.
2014 Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
2014 Health and care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Practitioner Psychologist
2011 BritishPsychological Society (BPS) accredited Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol)
2009 Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Counselling Psychology
2008 MSc Counselling Psychology
2007 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
2005 BSc (Hons) Psychology
I have over 7 years experience in providing individual and couples therapy in different settings.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Initial Consultation : £100
Individual : £100 to £120
One of the core beliefs in my therapy work is based on repetition compulsion which is a Psychological phenomenon used to explain the client’s need to re enact early traumatic events or their difficulties over and over again. The aim of psychotherapy is to facilitate the client to acknowledge these patterns and get in touch with the root of their trauma in order to facilitate change.
Regardless of techniques being used based on the client’s needs, I strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship plays a major role in helping the clients face their fears and their anger in order to integrate splits off parts so that they feel more integrated in themselves and free themselves from their past experiences.
Finally based on my personal as well as my academic and professional knowledge and experiences, I know and believe that regardless of where you are at in your life change is always possible given the right context and therapeutic work.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I see clients weekdays during the day. I also have slots available at the weekends and evenings. However I charge the same rate
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist trained in four different therapeutic approaches which include person centred therapy, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and integrative therapy and thus am able to provide supervision in all these four approaches although my own stance of working is mainly based on psychodynamic views.View supervision profile