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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st January 2022

About me

I have over 15 years of experience in counselling/psychotherapy for a wide range of issues, and am both Registered and Accredited with BACP. I work in Lancaster, near the boys' grammar school.

Please note that I am currently full and expect to be available next after Christmas 2021.

I work mainly on Zoom or Skype (even after Covid restrictions are lifted), but am open to discussing face to face sessions if you feel this will work better for you. If you email me we can set up an initial session online, so that you can get a feel for whether this will work for you.

I have been a group, couples and individual therapist, as well as a teacher of counselling. 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 an initial consultation, discounted to £20, in order to talk through what your needs might be and whether counselling may help your situation. 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 (after the initial one) are £40. 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

I also offer supervision to other counsellors.

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

Currently studying for a qualification in Psychosexual Psychotherapy (individuals and couples)


BACP Registration and Accreditation

BUPA registered counsellor

Past:
15 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

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood trauma
Life Transitions
Loss of meaning
Bereavement
Bipolar disorder
Relationship difficulties

Supervision

Fees

£45.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA

Additional information

£45 per session (one hour)
£20 per initial session/assessment

£60 for couples

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

My sessions last for one hour and are usually weekly.

I charge £45 per hour

Lancaster
Lancs
LA1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer supervision to students of counselling and to counsellors currently in practice.

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Beatrice Perez-Barreiro

Beatrice Perez-Barreiro