Beatrice Perez-Barreiro

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BACP Accredited and Registered
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Lancaster, Lancs, LA1
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I offer ongoing, weekly therapy either online or in person (Lancaster). I also offer Single Session Therapy, which is a one-off session to focus in on one particular issue. If you are interested in this option, I can explain more if you email for more information.

I have 19 years of experience in counselling/psychotherapy for a wide range of issues, and am both Registered and Accredited with BACP. I work in Lancaster (face to face), and online.

I have been a group, couples and individual therapist, as well as a teacher of counselling. I have been Lead Therapist and Manager on inpatient psychiatric wards and outpatient services at a mental health hospital. Before being a counsellor I was a school teacher and musician. This means that I have experience of many issues that life can throw up. If you look at the list below, it will show you some of the subjects that I am used to working with. Mostly I have worked with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and loss in various forms.

If you are thinking of having counselling, it might be because of a temporary crisis or a long standing issue. Some people come if they feel dissatisfied but are not quite sure what the problem is. You might be very confused about why you are feeling distressed or unhappy; in this case I would work with you to try and pinpoint what the problem is. It is my job to listen below the surface and help you to see where you might be able to make changes in order to have more peace of mind. I will work with you, in a confidential way, to help you see how you can shift things so that you feel differently to how you feel now.

I work with individuals (over 18) .

I always offer a free initial consultation (on Zoom), in order to talk through what your needs might be and whether counselling may help your situation. (If you are coming for single-session therapy there is a questionnaire instead of an initial call.) There is no obligation to continue after this session, as it is important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose to work with. In this initial session you can get a feel for whether you can imagine working with me, and you can get a flavour of the way I work. If I believe you would be better helped by a different approach I will tell you this.

Sessions are £50. Each session lasts one hour.

I am an Accredited and Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to its Ethical Framework

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent's College, 1995

Certificate Gestalt Psychotherapy, Edinburgh Gestalt Institute, 2006

Diploma(HE) Counselling, St. Martin's College, 2005

P.G.Dip. Emotional Factors in Teaching and Learning, Tavistock Clinic, 2000

Priory National Eating Disorder Diploma 2015

Online course in Psychosexual Therapy (Tavistock)

Single-Session Therapy (Windy Dryden)

BACP Registration and Accreditation

BUPA registered counsellor

20 years teaching in secondary schools and FE
Therapy Service Manager at Priory Hospital
Group and Individual Therapist at Priory Hospital

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood trauma
Life Transitions
Bipolar disorder
Relationship difficulties



£45.00 per session
Free initial online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

£45 per session (one hour), for ongoing weekly therapy

£60 for a single-session therapy meeting

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer sessions between 8am and 6pm Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays.

Further information

My sessions last for one hour and are usually weekly.

I offer either online or face to face sessions. If face to face, please note that there is a flight of stairs to the counselling room.

I charge £45 per hour for weekly therapy

I charge £60 for a single-session therapy meeting

Lancaster, Lancs, LA1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I have a flight of stairs leading up to the counselling room

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Beatrice Perez-Barreiro
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