Ros Barthelmy

Ros Barthelmy

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Stoke Newington
N16 8BX


07939 871 586

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Stoke Newington
N16 8BX


07939 871 586

About me

I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor in Private Practice. As a therapist one of my most notable skills is being able to build trusting, therapeutic relationships with my clients and provide a safe, confidential environment to begin exploring difficulties in order for you to be able to develop the skills to feel confident in finding your own solutions.

Counselling, talking and being heard with empathy and without judgement offers you the space and confidentially to express yourself, explore your feelings and emotions about issues which may be causing you distress in order to come to a more balanced and meaningful place in your life. Equally, many people who come to counselling are simply curious to learn more about themselves and to develop self awareness.

I am an experienced therapist who can help you to heal your past, live your present, and create your future. You may have become aware of certain repeated or destructive patterns in your life but feel unable to prevent them from happening - it may seem as if your choices have been taken away leaving you feeling powerless. Counselling can help you begin to recognise why negative patterns or unhealthy relationship issues may have developed and continue to present themselves. Although understanding the past is an important part of the therapeutic process, actual change can only happen in the present. Counselling can empower you to develop a stronger sense of yourself and create the life you want.

Counselling with me can help you to:

  • Make sense of the events that brought you to counselling and together we can find a way forward
  • Explore and share your feelings and emotions in a non-judgemental, safe space
  • Acknowledge the continuing impact of past experiences and explore how you can become less affected by them
  • Unlearn negative and destructive patterns and instead learn positive ways of managing situations differently
  • Improve your relationships as well as that with yourself
  • Discover, accept, heal and love who you are
  • Increase your confidence and self esteem
  • Illuminate opportunities that lie ahead.

I offer an impartial, non-judgemental person-centred approach and stay open to your experience. I pay attention to how your present situation may be influenced by your past, notice how you are in the ‘here and now’ as well as the ‘there and then’ which is a useful way of working out 'where and when' to change. During the sessions, I work with you to get a better understanding of what you are going through and reflect back aspects of your life as I experience them, so you can consider them from a different perspective.

Telephone and Online Live Counselling through Skype.

Some clients find online or telephone counselling useful. My online service can appeal to those who are seeking flexible therapeutic support and guidance to fit in and around lifestyle, business, work and home commitments. This service can also be more convenient for those;

  • living or working abroad
  • who may have difficulty talking to someone face to face
  • have individual issues around their identity being revealed and prefer anonymity
  • have mobility issues
  • or those who are unable to visit my practice due to distance

Training, qualifications & experience

I work with a number of high profile clients who find my Telephone and Online counselling service particularly attractive as it offers an alternative and equally strictly confidential avenue to receive support eliminating the need to visit me at my practice.

Training & Experience.

I have an extensive professional background of co-ordinating Inner- City London specialist family support and front line services. My work includes working with offenders, domestic violence, members of the afro-caribbean, family relationships and substance misuse. One of my specialisms is working with male clients who initially feel that counselling may not be for them or that counselling doesn’t work.

Domestic Abuse. Group Work. Solution Focus Therapy. Child Protection. Substance Misuse. Family Systemic Practice.

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I am registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics and Good Practice.

I am also a member of The Person Centred Art Therapy Association (PCATA).

I have personal indemnity insurance and receive regular professional supervision.

Therapies offered

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I offer an initial 20-minute telephone consultation completely free of charge to help you and I decide if I am the right counsellor for you and to see if counselling is appropriate for you at this point in your life.

  • Individuals face to face: £50 - £70 per full 50-minute session.
  • I have a limited number of sessions for concessions. Please contact me to make further enquiries.
  • Student Therapists : £30 per 50-minutes for individual on going sessions.

Telephone and Online Skype counselling.

  • £50 per 50-minutes for individual on going sessions.
  • £80 per 90-minutes for a negotiated extended session.
  • Evening sessions 6.30 – 9.30pm.
  • Saturdays 8-1pm.
  • Sessions outside of these times may be negotiated.

Cancellation Policy.
If you are not able to make your regular time I am happy to rearrange if there is an appointment available. If you are unable to attend I require 48 hours notice after which I will ask you to pay the full fee.

I offer long term and short term counselling.
I normally respond to enquiries as soon as possible. If I am unable to respond immediately I aim to reply within 24 hours.

Further information

Person Centred Art Therapy Skills.

We need to engage both our verbal and non-verbal intelligence in order to become fully integrated and lead a more fully balanced life. I specialise in working creatively with the use of art and imaging. Through the use of Person Centred Art Therapy Skills, intuition, creativity, images and Counselling. I enable you to make meaning of what you would like to explore including areas of your life that you wish to address or come to terms with.

By moving out of the "thinking" mode into the "intuitive" mode, guided visualisation and imaging will bring up whatever is important to you through the image, at which time the message comes to you when you are ready to receive it.

I offer Person Centred Art Therapy Skills for individuals and for groups alongside counselling to support and make meaning of your experience through creativity. You do not have to be "good at art" or "artistic" to benefit from Person Centred Art Therapy. The images you produce are purely a vehicle in order for you to express your self, communicate and make meaning for what is going on for you.  

With You at the centre, Person Centred Art Therapy Skills is a powerful healing process that encapsulates an energy which can offer and open you to a sense of personal discovery, emotional life development, spiritual growth and fulfilment.

All art materials and resources are provided.  

If your still interested in receiving counselling please see below and contact me expressing your interest.

I am a qualified counsellor, and I am in the process of acquiring additional client hours whilst embarking on my masters degree training. Therefore I am currently seeking counselling clients and as such I am willing to offer potential clients counselling free of charge for a limited contract. I provide counselling from the comfort of your own home via Skype or, telephone.

If you are interested in this offer please quote "counselling offer" when you enquire.

Maps & Directions

London, N16 8BX
Hackney, E5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Please note that I have availability to see new clients free of charge for a time limited period in order to gain additional client hours for masters my degree via telephone or Skype.

Types of client

Young people
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