Vanessa Barker MBACP(Accred)

Vanessa Barker MBACP(Accred)


01342 834822

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About me

I am an accredited member of the BACP.
My chosen therapeutic style is integrative, which means I will use the most appropriate skills to suit the clients needs and help facilitate the best possible outcome.

I have 16 years experience, working with individuals and couples on many areas of difficulty.

Having a vast experience of working with extended/step-family problems I enjoy helping all family members to understand the complex relationships within an extended family from grandparents to children. Another aspect of family work I have experience in is with couples who are coping with sub-infertility, fertility treatment and infertility.

My past experience includes delivering training for companies on related issues, such as stress management, life balance and empathetic and assertive skills.

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited member of BACP since 2005

Post Grad. Dip St. Georges Hospital Medical School in addictive behaviour.2001

Diploma in Complementary Healthcare Studies. UK college. London.

Edexel/ BTEC Dip. CHCS.2000

City & Guilds Cert. clinical hypnotherapy 1995.

ESCOT cert. in counselling skills, theory & self awareness. 1989-1991.

My experience includes working with relationship difficulties and the problems evolving from relationship breakdown. I have also worked with individuals in turmoil when deciding to take the decision to divorce.
I have a gained a lot of experience over the last 16 years in all areas of loss from bereavement , redundancy , relationship, re-location, retirement and major changes in family cirumstances.

Supervision:5 years experience of supervision work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Extended family issues eg. working with step-parent/child problems.
Issues regarding infertility

Supervisor for counsellors.


Fees will vary depending upon issue and numbers ie; family groups. Range £35-£50.
Sessions are for a full 60 minutes

1st appointment is 2 hours for which I only charge for 1 hour.

Supervision/case consultation fees by arrangement.

Further information

As previously stated I offer 1 hour free at the first appointment this enables you to see how I work and if my style of therapy will suit you

Maps & Directions

Lingfield, RH7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Supervision & training

Supervision available