Barbara Cerminara MA PGDip MBACP
Originally from Rome, I have made my home in Norfolk and have often found myself working with those for whom identity, cultural background, sexuality and gender are not straightforward matters. My work is also suited for those dealing with painful, life-changing events (such as, for example, serious illness, loss, divorce and separation) or with the lingering effects of past traumas (for instance: childhood abuse and transgenerational transmission of trauma).
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 life, history and legacy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters (with distinction) in Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies (University of Essex), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling (University of East Anglia), and have recently been awarded the David Holt prize for outstanding student by the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies of the University of Essex. In addition, I hold a degree in fine art conservation and a teaching qualification.
Recently, I have attended a course at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust which evaluates the complexities of the refugee experience drawing on systemic, narrative, psychodynamic and liberation psychology approaches.
I have worked as a volunteer for the University of East Anglia (UEA) Counselling Service for several years. My practice is informed by the BACP framework for Good Practice, and 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.
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
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My first session is free, and I do a certain amount of pro bono work. Do get in touch to discuss things further.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My clinic is on the ground floor. The entrance requires the negotiation of a small threshold step. The corridor leading to the consulting room is rather narrow but it should be able to accommodate an average sized wheelchair.
Types of client