About me

Finding the right person to work with when you are facing personal difficulties (whatever they may be) can be daunting. I offer a warm, friendly, empathetic, non-judgemental  and caring counselling service. I work in a variety of ways to suit the individuals need.

I am drawn to the philosophy that childhood and life's experiences can impact our present and I see my role in a clients life as a privileged one. I continue to be humbled and awed by the trust clients place in me and this is why I believe that the client counsellor relationship is paramount.

I am an integrative counsellor, and my approach is relational, meaning that I seek to develop an authentic, supportive relationship that focuses on my client's wellbeing.

In addition, having been a nurse and a primary school headteacher, I have gained a vast amount of experience about the challenges people can face (whatever their age) due to life circumstances and the support needed in managing these challenges, and the emotions and behaviours that go with them.

I have a passion for creativity in counselling and believe that, it develops new ideas and perspective which in turn can develop the depth of therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
  • BEd (Hons) Education
  • DipHE Integrative Counselling

Member organisations

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

As an integrative counsellor I also use creative interventions in counselling.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Individual Counselling £50 per 50 minutes session

Couples counselling   £65 per 50 minutes session

Fees are paid by bank transfer payments in advance of the session.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I offer short-term and long-term therapy. We can discuss what you feel your needs are during our initial consultation.

North Harrow
Middlesex
HA2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Barbara Dunn

Barbara Dunn