Barbara Gonzalez

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Frome, Somerset, BA11 1AU
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I provide a confidential and safe space for you to explore a variety of issues. In counselling, I aim to develop a trusting relationship which is non-judgemental and wholly accepting of the individual and his or her own unique way of navigating life. Because we are all unique, different approaches may be called upon to address individual needs, so while I use a combination of psycho-analytic and humanistic methods, I am also flexible and attuned to your pace and requirements.

I have a personal interest in working creatively and using creative tools to deepen our understanding of our own processes and gain access to parts of ourselves which may be hidden from our awareness. Working creatively can also be helpful when talking becomes difficult and other means of expression are needed.

I also specialise in nature-based therapies (ecotherapy) and am qualified to work with you outdoors. To learn more about ecotherapy and how this differs to other counselling, feel free to book a free 10 minute chat with me.

I can work with you for a range of issues such as; Depression, Anxiety, Relationship/Family difficulties, Addictions, Trauma, Domestic Abuse, Grief/Bereavement, Life changes/ Transitions, Neurodiversity and Menopause.

It is important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor and our initial meeting is an opportunity to gain a sense of our potential to work well together for your benefit. With this in mind, the first session is charged at £45.

I am available for short term counselling (minimum 6 weeks) or long-term therapy and work from Frome or in natural settings.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Cert. Applied Ecopsychology
  • BA (Hons)

CPD include:

  • Autism and neurodiversity
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Domestic abuse
  • Trauma recovery 
  • Mindfulness 
  • Therapeutic Sandtray Interventions

Previously I have been a counsellor with We Hear You in Frome, Southside in Bath, Wiltshire Substance Misuse Service and HELP Counselling Services in Trowbridge. I also work with children and young people in educational settings.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also specialise in nature based therapy which can be particularly helpful in times of transition when one might be questioning their sense of purpose, identity and direction. 


£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer an initial telephone chat for up to 10 minutes free of charge.

The first session: is £45 for 50 minutes.

Each session after that is £55. 

When I work

Currently I have availability on Thursdays.

We Hear You, 14-15 North Parade, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1AU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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