Jon Barker, Reg. MBACP, Dip Therapeutic Counselling
Hi there, I'm Jon and I offer private and confidential one-to-one counselling in Wakefield. I'm a qualified therapist with experience of dealing with a range of mental health problems - these include panic/anxiety, relationship issues (paranoia, jealousy and rage etc), depression and stress.
My training and approach is a combination of Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) - specifically Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT). The University of Birmingham provided my REBT training which is accredited by The Albert Ellis Institute, New York.
I aim to develop relationships whereby clients feel comfortable and trusting in what I do. Once achieved, this can lead to effective therapy that gets to the core of many common psychological problems. My aim is that clients become empowered to live less distressing, more satisfying lives. In REBT we try to give the client the skills and theory to become effective self-therapists when future problems occur.
I currently practice from several addresses. The main ones are my home address in Stanley, Wakefield (Moorhouse Avenue, WF3 4BD) and in Wakefield city centre (The Therapy Rooms, 23 Cheapside, Wakefield, WF1 2TF).
My home address is very close to junction 30 of the M62 which is just south of Leeds and just north of Wakefield. There are also regular bus services that stop right outside my home - Arriva 446 or 444 from Leeds or Wakefield bus stations.
The Wakefield city centre address is handy for those living or working in the city - it's situated on a more peaceful street near the train station. It is easy to reach on foot, but there are plenty of reasonably priced parking spaces right on the doorstep (currently 90p per hour or free after 6pm and on a Sunday).
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Degree
Primary Practicum in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
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Appointments last up to 50 minutes. The first one is to assess if I am the best person to help you and costs £20.
Subsequent sessions are £40, however, I can be flexible with pricing if you have a low household income (usually below £16,190 per year). Please feel free to discuss this with me as I don't want money to be a barrier. I can also offer a discount rate to trainee counsellors on diploma courses.
The amount of appointments you'll need will depend on what you are hoping to achieve in counselling; we will discuss this at our first session.
I offer long and short term counselling depending on your needs.
Fees are payable by cash at the beginning of each session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Currently available Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays (9am - 8.30pm) and Sundays (from 5.30pm)