Is it hard to talk about your problems with people around you?
Barbara is an experienced and supportive counsellor assisting Teenagers, Individuals, Couples and Families to overcome life’s struggle.
Barbara is a Accredited Relate Practitioner and a College and Secondary school counsellor.
She also delivers workshops in secondary schools, helping teenagers to deal with anger issues caused by family breakdown, bullying or an increasingly pressurised school environment.
The work is collaborative and confidential; short term or longer term, depending on her clients’ needs. She offers an integrative approach in a non-blaming, non-judgmental context, supporting her clients to explore the best suited solutions to achieve their therapeutic goal.
Her work with her clients explore the following steps.
Step 1: Why do I feel like this? Exploring the roots of the problem,becoming aware of your unwanted thoughts and responsive unhelpful behaviours
Step 2: What are my options? Through conversation, you will feel empowered to shift from a position of being stuck and feeling hopeless to a position where you have a choice to change or to accept things can't change.
Step 3: The final phase is to start thinking differently, controlling your unwanted thoughts, behaviours. Therapy will give new tools that will help you choose to think, act, interact in a new more fulfilling way.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master of Art (MA) in Relationship Therapy, University of Hull
Post Graduate(PgDip) in Relationship Therapy, University of Hull
Youth Access course for counselling Young People
Asperger awareness course
Safeguarding children and young people
Living with or children of Narcissists
BA in Business Management, Belgium
Accredited Relate Counsellor for Couples and Families and Young People
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
Sliding Scales/ By Arrangement
Barbara’s Practice language is English but she also counsels in French, and is an expert in Multicultural Relationship Therapy.