Paula Barnby

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Individuals&Couples Therapy- UKCP; BACP Sen.Acc, Supervision
Available for new clients
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London Bridge SE1 & Whimple EX5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi and welcome!

My name is Paula Barnby. I work with individuals and couples and am a registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Psycho-dynamic therapeutic Counsellor. I have experience in working with open-ended or for an agreed period of time and have worked with young adults, mid-life and older adults.

My approach is flexible, keeping in mind each individual and their reasons for coming to therapy.

Most of us experience emotional problems or difficulties at some stage during our life. Some may persist or stay present with us for longer and feel like they get in the way of our lives. I aim to facilitate understanding of these which may lead to new options and choices.

I offer an initial consultation/s. This is when we'll have the opportunity to meet and talk about what brings you to psychotherapy.  We'll talk, too, about things that matter to you and think about possibilities of how best to proceed.

I work in English and have an understanding of Portuguese or French for those who may prefer to speak these.

Clients can self-refer or be referred by their GP or Insurance providers and further details can be found on my website.

Portuguese spoken. Talvez tenha preferencia de falar em Portugue^s. Este processo de psicoterapia dar-lhe-á a oportunidade de falar com um professional, em confidencia total e sem julgamento. Pode contactar-me por telefone ou email.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Psychoanalytic Studies; Postgraduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.

Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Supervisor.

Having worked as a psychotherapist and in a consultative role within the Charity sector and as a psychotherapist in Private and the NHS sectors, I have many years experience of work in different set ups, as well as considerable experience in assessments and initial consultations.

Registered with several Private Health Insurers and EAP Providers.

I work via skype as well as face to face

I am registered with UKCP, FPC and MBACP-Senior Accredited.

As consultas podem ser conduzidas em Ingle^s assim como em Portugue^s.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am experienced in working with Pre and Post-Natal areas and have a special interest in issues surrounding (main carer) mother--baby bonding, the father's role in his children's lives and cultural issues.

I work with those who have experienced Miscarriage and/or Still Birth and with Loss and Bereavement.

I offer psychodynamic supervision for counsellors and therapists, individually or in small groups. Special rates available if you are about to or have just set up in practice.

I alsp work with EAP and am BUPA registered-Bupa provider number is 30033278


Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

Individual Consultation - Individual £85 - 50 minutes. Couple £90 - 50 minutes

The initial consultation/s  times and fees are as above. Further ongoing fees can be discussed at the initial meeting. 

Supervision- The fee depends on the circumstances if daytime and if professional therapists or trainees. The fee can be settled by cash on the day or by bank direct transfer.

Ongoing fees for therapy and counselling can also be discussed at the initial consultation.

I offer 3 reduced-fee daytime sessions, depending on availability.

I work with adults from 18 years of age, in person or online,  open-ended or shorter time-limited periods.

I work online via video call.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesday to Friday by appointment. Availability discussed at the initial enquiry

Further information

The practices are easy to access by public transport.

For London Bridge and Borough, SE1: By Train and Underground: The London Bridge underground station is on the Jubilee and Northern lines. London Bridge Railway is served by trains from Gatwick Airport, Ashfod Int'l, Brighton, Bedford, King's Cross and Charing Cross Stations. The practice is a few minutes' walk down Borough High St. It is not far from Borough station too.

By Bus: 21, 35, 40, 133 & 343. By Car: Parking can sometimes be found in Snowfields, near Guy's Hospital. The area is in the congestion zone.

The practice in Harrow is serviced by 2 underground lines (Metropolitan to Harrow or the Picadilly to South Harrow), the Chiltern overground Rail from Marylebone Station and several buses. There is also a free car park nearby.

Maidstone Buildings Mews, Borough High Street, London Bridge, SE1 1GD

Whimple, EX5 2QL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

Welcome. I have over 25 years of experience as a clinician with adults and 8 years as a supervisor from a psycho-dynamic perspective

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Paula Barnby
Paula Barnby