Barbara Cowan - BACP Accredited Counsellor
I am a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Accredited Counsellor (BACP) with 25 years experience in various areas of counselling. I have had my small counselling practice in my home for the past 20 years. It is important to me that my practice remains small and personal as this allows me to respond promptly to enquires for counselling and to see clients at a short notice.
The areas in which I feel I am best suited to suppport clients are as follows :
- Losses, such as bereavement, divorce and redundancy.
- Difficulties with starting, sustaining and ending relationships.
- Family worries and crisis including adoption, physical and sexual abuse,
setting boundaries for children teenagers.
- Managing the day to day stress of caring for someone close who is unwell.
- Work related problems, I see people who have been referred via their
employers referral scheme.
- Working with couples and individuals
- Working with students.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are wondering if counselling may be helpful for you, and we can talk about whether I would be the most appropriate person to support you.
If you decide to contact me we would talk about what you were requiring on the telephone, if we decide to meet, we would arrange an intial session. We would then be able to talk face to face. If we both feel it would meet your needs for us to continue to work together, we would agree a counselling plan to suit your needs and committments. I usually suggest people see me for 4 - 6 weeks and we can then review the progress of our work together.
Tel No: firstname.lastname@example.org
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook my Social Work Training at the Anglia College, Brentwood Essex and my
Advanced Diploma in Counselling at Goldsmiths College, London.
I trainied as a Psychodynamic Counsellor but would now describe myself as more Intergrated and Person Centered in my approach.
During my careers in Social Work and Counselling I have ensured that I complete adequate training and reading to keep myself infomed of current trends and ways forward in all areas.
Certificate in Social Work 1989
Advanced Diploma in counselling 1993
BACP Accreditation 2001
Post Graduate Qualification in Child Care 2001
Following obtaining my Certificate in Social Work in 1989 I worked in and Children and Families Social Work Team in the London Area, I stayed there for 11 years and then went on to be a Deputy/Acting Team manager in a Children with Disablies team. I have also been involved in carrying out Adoption and Fostering Assessments and more recently have been involved in chairing reviews of children who are looked after by the local authority and foster carers reviews.
I have also been a foster carer and have vast experience of caring for a relative with a Disability and Dementia.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
I prefer to discuss the fees for my sessions with my clients as part of formulating their Counselling Plan.
I have had my small counselling practice in my home for the past 20 years. It is important to me that my practice remains small and personal as this allows me to respond promptly to enquires for counselling and to see clients at a short notice
I feel my vast experience of working with children and families and my own life experience allows me to offer people who come to see me a safe caring environment in which they can share whatever is worrying them.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Early morning, day time, some evenings and weekends.
Types of client