Barbara Gonzalez (Reg. MBACP)
Frome Therapy Rooms
18 Bridge Street
07716 351 171 / 07716 351 171
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 have experience of working with a range of issues such as:
Life changes/ Transitions
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 £30.
I am available for short term counselling (minimum 8 weeks) or long-term therapy and work from Frome and Bristol.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling
Therapeutic Sandtray Interventions
Previously I have been a counsellor with Southside in Bath, Wiltshire Substance Misuse Service and HELP Counselling Services in Trowbridge. I also work with children and young people in educational settings.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
First session: £30 for 50 minutes.
Thereafter, I offer a sliding scale between £40 - £50, allowing you to decide what is affordable for you.
I also offer a a limited number of slots at a reduced rate (negotiable) to accommodate lower incomes/students etc. Please note that at times there may be a waiting list for these slots.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|