Cindy Barnes MBA, Dip. TA Counselling, MBACP & Author

Cindy Barnes MBA, Dip. TA Counselling, MBACP & Author

Cookham Dean

07739 188 039

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About me

I believe that you have the answers you seek inside of yourself. My role is to help you rediscover and reconnect with yourself to find those answers that are right for you.

Are you a perfectionist who is your own worst critic? Is your priority other people and making them happy? Are you a bright, quick thinker or over-thinker? Do you often get overwhelmed by life and may suffer from anxiety and depression? Chances are you may have highly sensitive and gifted traits.

I have a focus on working with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs), empaths and gifted adults and am listed on Dr Elaine Aron's website. This is a proven genetic trait in 20% of the population and still not widely known. For more details on this and for a link to the HSP self test, see the Highly Sensitive Person page on my website at

I hold regular meetings in London and Cookham to help HSPs flourish, develop your superpowers and meet others like yourself. These are very welcoming and warm groups and there is no pressure to talk. It's hugely empowering for HSPs to have an experience of being with others like themselves. For more details and to register with either the London group or the Cookham group, please follow the link to the groups on my website

Career and work pressures can be very tough and I can also help you navigate the options when faced with a very demanding job or stressful work environment. I understand these issues very well due to my previous senior-level business background. I also coach business leaders.

Online and in-person counselling and coaching.

Please contact me for a free 30 minute call or meeting.

Cookham is on the border of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, near Maidenhead, Marlow and Bourne End.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor in Transactional Analysis and trained with The Metanoia Institute in London.

I work with individuals, couples and groups.

I am a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by their strict codes of ethics and professional practice.

I have 30 years of senior P&L business experience and I also work as a business consultant, coach for business leaders and facilitator of behavioural change programmes. I am MBA qualified, the author of two best-selling business books and a regular speaker.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

HSP - Highly sensitive people







Photos & videos

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My standard fees are:
·      £60 for a 60 minute individual session
·      £75 for a 75 minute individual session
·      £90 for a 90 minute individual session
·      £100 for a 75 minute couple or family session
·      £120 for a 90 minute couple or family session

I offer some concessionary session fees for people on low income.

If your income is £70,000 per annum or higher, I request a voluntary, higher fee. This higher fee enables me to offer the pro bono counselling work I do for charitable organisations.

Maps & Directions

Cookham Dean, SL6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

My counselling room is at the top of one flight of stairs.


Monday, Tuesday and Thursday daytimes and evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults