Barbara Bicknell

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Betchworth RH3 & Reigate RH2
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor, offering a safe, empathetic, confidential space where you can explore any issues which are troubling you. I can help with a range of problems, including anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, anger, depression, self-destructive behaviours, abuse, relationship issues and loss. Reaching out can feel uncomfortable, and takes courage, yet in doing so can be the start of a journey to living a more fulfilled life and understanding your thoughts, feelings, and past experiences better. Therapeutic Counselling can help bring personal awareness and balance to your life going forward and I strive to create a relationship where you can feel understood and comfortable talking about painful issues, allowing you to work through any difficulties so that you may find solutions that are right for your personal growth.

I am also an experienced Bereavement Counsellor. Bereavement can lead to a range of overwhelming emotions, including feelings of sadness, denial, anger, anxiety, loneliness, and fatigue. The closer the relationship the more difficult it may be to adapt after the loss, be it a loved one, a pet, a job, a way of life, youth, health, or culture. I support people during this painful period in their lives and work through the feelings of the loss or grief. It is normal to experience a range of emotions but there’s no right or wrong way to grieve. Death can also challenge fundamental beliefs and I can accompany people adjusting to life without their loved one or after a life event loss, including understanding the mourning process and beliefs around illness and mortality.

My therapeutic approach is compassionate, holistic, relationship focused, and Person Centred, both brief and longer term. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone.


Tel: 07944 500249


Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

(MBACP) - 394591

As a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by their code of ethics and professional standards. I have regular supervision and undertake continued professional development courses & workshops. Further training has included Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£65.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

Initial consultation – the first 30 min session is free of charge to see if we can work well together.  

Thereafter 50 min Session - £70.00

Remote sessions are also available (Zoom)

When I work

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Betchworth, Surrey, RH3

Alma Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Barbara Bicknell
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