Yvonne Barham, Counselling for Individuals & Couples,BACP (Accred)
I am an independent experienced & Accredited Integrative Counsellor & Cognitive & Behaviour Therapist, with extensive experience in working across a broad range of concerns & cultural backgrounds.
Are you thinking you need to talk about something? Do you fear that you won’t be heard or believed? Maybe you are worried about what the family might say.
You could benefit from a place to take some time out, to explore your thoughts and feelings.
We all take our mental health for granted until we notice that things aren’t quite right. We’re all susceptible to our thoughts and feelings affecting our well being. You may have noticed changes such as a loss of energy, loss of direction, dissatisfaction and so on.
Therapy is for everyone
It's an investment in you, now and for your future. It takes courage, commitment and a desire to change. It can heal the wounds of past trauma and free you to make decisions based on your current situation and not one from your past.
If thoughts or feelings are interrupting your life or you don’t feel okay, it is possible to feel better. Regardless of how difficult things are now or how long you have been feeling this way, support is waiting.
Therapy is a safe way through which you can explore how you think, what you feel, your memories and relationships and develop lucidity of thought and understanding as part of the process of change.
The benefits of therapy are many, such as feeling less anxious; having more energy, greater confidence, improved communication and better relationships.
Changing something about our lives is difficult and can be scary, therapy helps you explore old patterns of behaviours’ or thinking that keep you trapped, so that change is possible and frees you to live a happier and more fulfilled life.
I’ll help you to discover your needs and learn to communicate them effectively.
It’s important to find the right therapist for you. The best way to assess whether I can be helpful to you is to schedule an initial session so I can answer your questions and calm any anxieties around what therapy is about and the benefits for you.
Make a call, send a message or write an email today and discover a new way of living.
Rape, Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence
I have specific training in Sexual Assault & Rape, working with survivors, both female and male.
If you think or feel something isn't right and you are blaming yourself or giving someone the benefit of the doubt and hoping things will get better if you do something different, then it might be beneficial to you to talk through your concerns in a safe place.
REMEMBER, YOU WERE NOT TO BLAME, YOU ARE NOT ALONE, HELP IS A TEXT MESS/EMAIL OR PHONE CALL AWAY.
I have extensive experience of working with Cocaine & Alcohol abuse. If you are using, you are doing the right thing by getting help. It’s the first step to recovery.
CBT is the preferred way of working with addictions and is very effective.
Some of the things we will explore together are the cycle of change, relapse and prevention, drugs and their use, triggers and the relationship between your thoughts and behaviour, enabling and rescuing behaviour and co- dependency. Its useful to bring your partner to the first session if possible.
Let’s work together to help you achieve the lasting change you want.
Quarrels are common in all kinds of relationships. Some disagreements can even be healthy, as it means both partners are expressing themselves rather than keeping everything inside and letting thoughts and feelings fester.
But if you are arguing constantly or simple misunderstandings end in silence or a squabble, it can be detrimental to a relationship or even leave you wondering whether you’re compatible.
Why do arguments escalate?
The biggest source of conflicts is the urge to win.
However, if one or both of you are intent on dominating, which is generally the case with anger and blame, then tensions will escalate and a resolution will be difficult.
How can counselling help me?
Issues can get resolved quickly and easily when both partners are open to learning about themselves and how to communicate effectively.
Its more beneficial for you to attend the first session together and then separately for one or two sessions and then to come together to continue therapy.
Counselling can help you to understand how external factors such as: in-laws, parents, sexuality, lifestyle or work can affect your relationship. I can help you to reflect on these relationships and show you how to communicate in a more constructive way. Learning why arguments escalate and to negotiate and resolve conflicts where possible.
How long does all this take?
Honestly, a lifetime, but it’s really down to what you want to achieve.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling: CPCAB
PgDip Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: CPCAB
PODS; (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) training in Working with Relational Trauma
Intensive Stop Smoking using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:
Relate trained facilitators-Couple Counselling;
Bereavement training with the Hospice Movement:
Face to face work with clients who have suffered a bereavement:
Rape and sexual assault training with the Women's Counselling Service (Hounslow):
Telephone helpline work, for men and women:
Training counsellors in working with clients:
Guest speaker at Met Police training session for child protection:
Addiction training specifically alcohol & drug addiction: face to face work with clients:
Women only Centre; face to face work with women clients
Child Protection Training facilitated by Brent & Harrow Health Authority
ENHANCED DBS CHECK via MENCAP 2017
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a special interest in working with owners whose pet has died.
Choosing the right therapist is difficult so I offer a free initial 15 minute telephone consultation which will give you an opportunity to talk through what you want from counselling as well as giving you a feel of what future sessions would be like.
Individual sessions: £50 per session (60 mins)
Couple Counselling £80 per session (60 mins-90 mins)
Special Rates for student counsellors
Face Time available for Apple users
I look forward to meeting you.
3-5mins from Pinner Met line station
2-3mins from local bus stops
Free on street parking except beween 11am -12 midday, Monday to Friday only
All other times parking is free.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments are available for Early morning & Evening consultations, Monday to Saturday.
Types of client