Barbara Lowden, UKCP, RegMBACP
Counselling/psychotherapy can be very helpful when you’re feeling stuck, struggling with getting on with your life in a meaningful way, and feel held back by, for example, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, anxiety and guilt. With over 20 years' experience in private practice as a counsellor/psychotherapist, I can offer you an opportunity to talk things over with someone impartial, in a confidential framework, and help you with understanding your problems and yourself.
My philosophy is that problems can provide us with a challenge to learn more about ourselves and that suffering is telling us that something is wrong in the way we are living our lives, and should therefore be investigated, rather than avoided.
It is natural to be anxious if counselling is unfamiliar to you, and the initial session is a chance for us to see whether we could work together. I will ask you for some information about your current problems and the background to them, and then we can decide together whether to continue. We can contract to an initial set of 8-10 sessions, or you may prefer to commit from the start to a more open-ended timeframe. I work with individual adults, sessions last 50 minutes, and the fees are as detailed below.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy (validated by Northampton University) - research into Social Anxiety (awarded 2013).
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), Little Venice, London W2 (1992-1995).
Post-graduate Diploma in Integrative Child Psychotherapy, CCPE, validated by De Montfort University (2004-2006)
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have been practising as an independent practitioner with adults, both long and short-term, since 1994.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
From January 2018:
£50 for 50 minute session. Some concessions available, please ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
From February 2018: Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning and evening.
Types of client