Vanessa Barker MBACP(Accred)
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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
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