Anne-Marie Barrs, Counsellor, Advanced Accredited EFT therapist MBACP, AAMET
Do you find it difficult to cope with particular concerns or situations? Are you seeking direction or meaning in your life? Do you lack confidence in your abilities? If the answer is yes, counselling can help you.
Therapy can provide a safe place to explore issues in a non-judgemental environment that fosters hope and support.
Being able to talk about difficult things can be the beginning of change.
I provide a free 15 minute consultation via the telephone so you can discuss any concerns and expectations surrounding the process.
You are treated as a valued individual and therefore therapy is done at your pace. You can choose to do short term or long term therapy in a safe and professional environment.
Counselling and EFT (emotional freedom techniques) can help you gain a greater understanding about your life enabling you to explore, create choices and find solutions as well as celebrate achievements.
Feel free to contact me via email or telephone or text (please check your Junk folder re emails)
Appointments are normally one full hour (some counsellors only offer 50 minutes). Longer appointments are also available (scroll down for information regarding session length and fees)
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with adults in a variety of settings including a bereavement centre, GP surgeries, the NHS, counselling charities as well as private practice.
Issues covered have included anxiety, depression, anger management, abuse (emotional, physical and sexual), work place stress, relationship difficulties, grief, compulsive behaviours, panic disorder to name a few.
There are lots of different types of therapies out there. I work as an integrative counsellor which means I utilise several different therapeutic approaches in order to tailor them to your individual needs.
I am also an Emotional Freedom Techniques practitioner. It is a fast, simple and effective therapy which can help reduce emotional distress and physical discomfort. Results can be long lasting as you let go of unhelpful thoughts and feelings. You will find that your body also has less stress and tension.
BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 5)
Emotional Freedom Techniques - Accredited, Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner
Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory (Level 3)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2)
I have also trained in:
Person centred counselling
Cognitive behavioural therapy
I am a member of :
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - BACP
EFT International - EFTI
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
I provide a free 15 minute consultation via the telephone in order to ascertain whether counselling or EFT is right for you and to discuss any concerns and expectations surrounding the process. Should you wish to proceed with therapy then a full 1hr consultation appointment will be made available.
I offer counselling and EFT either face to face, via the telephone or Skype.
Counselling sessions are one full hour (not 50 minutes that some counsellors offer) and can be provided for longer periods if appropriate.
EFT sessions are an hour and a half.
Fees are payable in cash at the beginning of each session.
Concessionary rates are available for counselling students (please enquire).
60-90 minute initial consultation - £50
1 hour counselling session - £50
1.5 hour counselling session - £70
2 hour counselling session - £90
Appointments are available Monday-Saturday depending on availability.
Sessions are paid one in advance.
Late cancellation fees:
More than 48 hours notice – no charge
Less than 48 hours notice - full session fee payable
I am based in the Claregate/Tettenhall residential area of Wolverhampton. It is convenient for public transport links including the number 5, 5A and 6 bus.