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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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
Reduced rates for students.
I live on borders of Surrey and Hampshire and am easily accessible from Farnham, Hook, Fleet, Farnborough, and surrounding areas.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|