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I am now offering one hour sessions at £45 on  WhatsApp.

                                                                                                                    Authenticity, an appropriate humour, warmth and passion are among the qualities that I bring to my work. I offer a warm, confidential and non-judgemental space within which you can explore you concerns, fears and struggles.My central approach is Person-Centred.

The therapeutic relationship is central to my work and I believe that every person holds within them the capacity for personal growth. I don't label or diagnose: I don't have a magic wand but I will be with every step of the way as you venture in to new territory in a safe and unhurried place. I trust you to find your own path to new way of being in the world, offering you some signposts and some smiles on the way.
The way we work will be dependent on what you are comfortable with.

Anxiety, depression and bereavement are just a few of the areas I work with. I will be there, present and focused, to hear and see you.

I have worked in a hospice, undergoing training in bereavement and coming to understand through this, and my own experience, a lot more about the process of grieving and the acuteness of loss.

I have worked successfully with many parents and children who are struggling with their relationships.  I have experienced first-hand the stresses and the joys of being a parent and bring this experience to sit behind my work with you.

I have worked with young people for many years as a dedicated English teacher in secondary schools, and in a University counselling service. I have an appreciation of the pressures that the current education service places on young people and I have worked successfully with many young people and students who are finding life a strange, somewhat baffling and even a frightening, experience.

I am on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists having passed the Certificate of Proficiency.

I work in Woodseats.
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I am committed to abide by their Ethical Framework which promotes good practice.
I have monthly supervision and attend training workshops in order to
support my professional development.

I can also bring in a spiritual paradigm that will inform our work and that offers the tools to assemble you life the way that you choose and helps you to be who you truly are.

Training, qualifications & experience

B Sc (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Post Graduate Certificate in CBT and Person-Centred Counselling.
B Ed (Hons).

Counselling experience:
Private Counselling.
St Lukes Hospice Sheffield.
Central Health Clinic, Sheffield.
King Edward's School, Sheffield.
Sheffield Hallam University.
Secondary school teacher of English for 24 years.

Member organisations


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

I have specific expertise of working with the menopause and termination counselling. I also have experience of working with those who hear voices.

Therapies offered


Additional information

£45 per hour.

I currently have sessions at £30 for those who cannot afford full rates.


Tuesday and Wednesday  12 noon until early evening.

Further information


South Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Barbara Johnson

Barbara Johnson