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Dr. Tom Barber M.A, UKCP Reg, Advanced Counsellor with Over 25 Years Experience

Colchester CO4 & CO7
01206 841650 01206 841650 07949 392248 07949 392248 Registered / Accredited

About me

Are you looking for an experienced, well-qualified therapist to help you unravel your life? 

Well, maybe you don’t need to unravel your life! … but you’d like to get to grips with a problem that you’re experiencing that’s causing you stress, worry and anxiety.

It’s not always momentous life events that bring you the most struggle, but often aspects of simple everyday life.

Maybe your own story is something you haven’t spoken about, or it might be that you have … but you feel like you’ve been going round in circles. Either way, problems left undealt with can sometimes slowly get worse, which could be what you’re experiencing.

Maybe it’s time for you to share your difficulty or pain. If it is … then I’d really like to help you find a way to peace, and understanding within yourself.

You may well only need a few sessions to get things clear in your mind, so it doesn’t have to be a massive commitment. Of course, if you find that you’re getting a great deal of value from us working together then we can simply keep going, with some plans in place so we both know what you’re looking to achieve.

You can get started as soon as you like, simply by getting in touch with me. It's quickest to call my mobile on 07949 392248. As long as I'm not with a client, and it’s a decent hour, I’ll pick up.

Training, qualifications & experience

I understand how important it is for you to know what training I have had, and to what professional level I’ve qualified, as this does in your mind I’m sure make a difference to the quality of therapy you’ll receive.

Probably important to you also, is the kind of experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist I can offer you, as experience with any kind of professional is often a good gauge as to the outcome you get.

I want to reassure you from the outset that these are concerns I take very seriously.

This is why, when I started my training as a therapist and counsellor over 25 years ago, I specifically sought the best training and qualifications I could, leading me today to hold multiple qualifications from some of the most prestigious establishments in the UK.

These include a Doctoral Degree in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling from New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, and Middlesex University.

In terms of Existential Psychotherapy, training directly with one of the world’s leading authorities in Existentialism, Emmy van Deurzen, has offered me deep insights into the struggles of human existence, some of which you may be experiencing.

My Master’s Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, was obtained from the prestigious and respected Roehampton University, a training institution that is highly revered with the world of counselling and psychotherapy.

In addition, I have a healthy history of continuing training in the Counselling field (such as CBT, EMDR, Humanistic, and Analytical approaches), but listing this wouldn’t help you to make an informed choice as to how I can help you explore the difficulties you are facing, so how about getting in touch … let's arrange a session where we can sit together, explore what you’d like help with, and go from there.

I hold a DBS Certificate, and are a registered provider for Aviva, Aetna Global Benefits, Vitality Health, and AXA PPP Healtcare Providers.

I’d love to meet you, and give you my full, dedicated, and professional attention.

Call me today on 07949 39 22 48, and as long as I'm not with a client, and it's a decent hour, I'll pick up.

Tom.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

COLCHESTER

  • Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy: £65 per session (50 minutes)
  • Couples/Relationship Counselling & Psychotherapy: £100 per session (60 minutes)
  • EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing: £75 per session (60-70 minutes)
  • Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervision: £50 per session (60 minutes)
  • Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervision for Trainees: £40 per session (60 minutes)

Online sessions are also available via Skype/Facetime worldwide, at the same rates as above.

Payments are due at the end of each session.

A secure card payment facility is available.for payments by credit/debit card, or you can pay in cash.

INSURANCE

Aviva, Aetna Global Benefits, Vitality Health, and AXA PPP Healthcare cover therapy with Dr Tom Barber. Please confirm with your insurer in the first instance.

LONDON

Please email tom@drtombarber.com for more information.

ORGANISATIONS

Please inquire to tom@drtombarber.com for Organisational fees.

Further information

CANCELLATIONS

If you need to cancel your session I require 48 hours notice, or your will be required to pay the full session fee on your next session.

SUPERVISION

I am a qualified Clinical Existential Supervisor, and focus in supervision on the Integrative Existential model, with the client-therapist relationship central to the therapeutic work.

To book supervision contact me on 01206 841650.

Gilderdale Close
Colchester
Essex
CO4 0NL

Elmstead
Colchester
Essex
CO7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Sessions are available from 10am - 8pm, with occasional Saturday morning sessions available upon request.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I offer supervision to both new and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists, as well as trainees.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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