Barbara Griffiths MBACP
I work through building a warm and supportive relationship with you which allows you space to explore the issues that are causing concern.
I offer an opportunity to talk through your experiences, emotions, behaviours and thoughts; and to find ways of acting and thinking that are more rewarding and satisfying. I aim to facilitate this process by listening and feeding back to you what you are saying; and through inviting you to talk about, and stay focused on, the issues that are key to you. Through talking about your feelings and experiences, particularly those you may feel bad about, and through challenging negative ways of seeing yourself, you can come to feel better about who you are.
I work to an integrative model which means that I work with different therapeutic principles, applying humanistic, psychodynamic and CBT principles. I also work to a trauma informed model. This enables me to be flexible and adapt to client needs and presenting issues.
I can help with various well-being and life issues. I have a particular interest in working with survivors of childhood abuse.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Professional Development Workshops/Training
- Attachment and Traumatic bonding - Christiane Sanderson
- Living in the Bubble: Trauma, Dissociation, Shame and Sex Addiction - Christiane Sanderson
- Domestic Abuse Awareness - Bromley and Croydon Women's Aid
- 'What is Coercive Control - Bromley and Croydon Women's Aid
- Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm - Carolyn Spring
- Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing - Carolyn Spring
BSc(Hons) in Natural Sciences
QTS and Post-Graduate Certificate in Professional Educational Studies
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50 minute session.