Barbara Dudley MBACP Accredited Register 077945 / UKAHPP Registered
There are many issues we have to deal with in our lives, some are easy to resolve, some are far harder to come to terms with and we may need the help of others. Often friends and family are too close to us to offer any subjective insight, which can make us feel there is no one who is really listening to us. Talking about very personal problems may be embarassing to share with those we know, we may feel we might be judged or rejected........ that is where Counselling can really help.
I became aware of Counselling when I needed some support myself, Counselling helped me so much that I found the courage to change how things were in my life. I changed my career and myself, which gave me the opportunity to try to help others move forward in their lives. We all deserve to have a fulfilling and purposeful life - thinking and believing in the strengths and skills we all possess within ourselves.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. I am also a Counselling Tutor for Kent and Medway NHS. I have over 25 years experience in Counselling and have worked with both Adults and Children. I have worked with very many issues including relationship problems, domestic violence and sexual abuse. Anxiety and depession are also areas that i work in very frequently.
I have also worked in various prisons helping Inmates look at their lives and see that they may have different choices. During the 9/11 disaster I worked for The Red Cross offering counselling for those family and friends who had missing loved ones. We also had a tracing service. I was also involved with supporting witnesses during the Stephen Lawrence case.
I believe that we can all change the way we think and react to life's difficulties more positively, and that we can move on to a happier place, perhaps not a perfect place, but a different more comfortable one.
Talking with someone and exploring our lives will often help us to see things from a different perspective. Those tiny pieces of jumbled jigsaw can finally find a place to fit. I am empathic, congruent and non judgemental. I am highly motivated by the possibilities that others may not see...and personal development and the relationship plays a big part in my work. I hope I may be able to help you.
I also offer a mentoring service.
Please feel free to call me with any questions you may have - ie: how counselling works and what it involves... I am here to help ...
I work from my Counselling rooms in DA7 as well as from home SE28. Public Transport is excellent to both sites and Abbey Wood Station is nearby.
For those struggling financially I may be able to offer a discount on the price of sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Therapeutic Counselling Dip. Personal Development Training. Training in Rape and Sexual Abuse. Training in working with those that have killed. Various other Training.
I am an adult Tutor for the NHS. I have worked with children on the at-risk register, and I have worked with bullying in schools. I worked for Victim Support for about 6 Years, part of which was supporting witnesses in the Stephen Lawrence case. I worked for the Red Cross in a counselling capacity during the 9/11 disaster. I have a small private practice.
My work over the past 19 Years has involved very many diffrerent people and issues, relationship problems, anxiety issues, ghosts from the past that come back to haunt us time and again. I believe we can liberate ourselves if we have the courage to take the leap to accept some help and take someone elses supportive hand on the journey. You really can change your life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Because of the stress of our lives today, issues from the past, or learnt behavours from our care givers. Stress, anxiety and depression seem to be a very serious problem for many who are struggling with what to do, how to overcome these negative feelings, feelings of isolation within themselves. Counselling can really help in these areas.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£40 per session (50 mins) One to One
£45.00 per session for Couples
I also offer a reduced rate for Students in training and for those who may be having difficulties financially
@ £25 - £30
I also offer Supervision @ £40.00 per session (1 Person 1 Hr)
Group supervision @ £20.00 per 1/2 Hr per person
Unless 24 Hrs notice is given for cancellations - half the session charge will be incurred -
Apart from offering Counselling at my therapy rooms, I also offer home visits, or telephone counselling. Initially Clients may wish to meet at a location such as a quiet coffee bar, some people may find this more relaxing and not quite so daunting for a first assessment meeting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available at various times day/eves including weekends. I also do home visits.
Types of client