Ann Barker MBACP (Senior Accredited) and Supervisor
I am a senior accredited member of BACP, with over twenty years experience. I am also a qualified supervisor. As well as being in private practice I work in a hospice as a palliative care counsellor. I have been DBS checked.
We all experience problems at some time in our lives. I understand that making that first important decision to seek counselling can be very difficult.
I aim to create a safe environment and will listen to you, without judgement, to whatever is troubling you. This will be an opportunity for you to decide if you can relate to me and if you wish to continue. I hope that we can build a trusting relationship and therapeutic space where we can work together to explore your problems at your own pace. In this way I hope to help you gain new understanding of these issues and find new ways of change and coping for you.
I believe that we are all unique and can find the answers we seek within ourselves as individuals, to enable us to lead more fulfilling lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Ongoing professional Development as required by BACP working under BACP Ethics and Guidelines.
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Supervision
Palliative Care Counsellor in a Hospice
Trainer and Supervisor of volunteer counsellors in a hospice
22 years private practice
14yrs Director in charge of Care of Samaritan Volunteers.
Counsellor with NSPCC
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
People who are facing terminal illness and relatives of these people.It is often difficult for these people to share deep feelings about what is happening with each other and I provide a space for them to share their anxieties.
I also specialise in Bereavement
I live on borders of Surrey and Hampshire and am easily accessible from Farnham, Hook, Fleet, Farnborough, and surrounding areas.