Barbara Cerminara MA MBACP
Looking for the right counsellor or therapist can be a daunting task, especially as one is going through a difficult patch in life.
You may be dealing with a traumatic event, something that has happened to you or to a dear one. You may be facing a sudden loss, a divorce, an illness. Or, you may feel somewhat oppressed by the “system”, be it family, work, or larger organisations. Perhaps you have reached a place in which your zest for life has simply dried up, a place where things feel empty and meaningless. Or you may feel particularly restless despite the fact that on the surface everything looks perfectly fine.
Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, I look forward to working together. I am culturally and gender sensitive, mindful and respectful of the identity of my clients, their background, belief system and political orientation. As a relationally oriented therapist, my emphasis is on mutuality and co-creation, an endeavour that sees us equally engaged in a process that, ultimately, may offer you the possibility to take charge more fully of your own life, history and legacy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Jungian and Post-Jungian studies, awarded the David Holt prize for outstanding student (University of Essex)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (University of East Anglia)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (The Norwich Centre)
I am currently pursuing an MA run by the University of Essex in conjunction with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust which specialises in working with refugees.
I have worked for the University of East Anglia (UEA) Counselling Service for the past three years. My work is supported by both psychological theories (mainly Humanistic, Jungian and Systemic) and perhaps what is more important, a diverse life experience and a deep sense of connection with other fellow human beings.
My background includes religious studies at the University of Kent and a previous career as a consultant in fine art conservation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
If you are interested in a free exploratory session please contact me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client