Barbara Jaep Ortega Desouza
Firstly thank you for reading my profile, my name is Barbara and as a qualified Counsellor. I offer a safe secure and confidential environment, providing a warm, empathic service to all of my clients to guide you through these difficult times. currently available Mon to Fri 10 am - 7 pm & Sat 9 am - 1 pm . Some Issues I can help with are Anxiety, Stress, depression, family/relational Issues, Bereavement, Sexuality and low self-esteem.
I offer various counselling approaches Person centred, Psychodynamic and CBT counselling techniques to suit the individual. Working relationally supports your present issues and concerns and those which may stem from the past and may be affecting your ability to live your life in a fuller way. Most importantly offered in a safe secure and confidential environment I provide a warm, empathic service to all of my clients to guide you through these difficult times.
Through my continuing work at an NHS (Umbrella) funded LGBTQ/sexual health counselling service I have experience of working with a range of issues including relationship and family issues, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, abuse, trauma, bereavement and loss, sexuality and gender issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over six years of experience of counselling working with NHS (Umbrella), LGBTQ/sexual health counselling service, working with a range of issues including relationship and family issues, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, abuse, trauma, bereavement and loss, sexuality and gender issues.
Certificate in Counselling Skills
HE FDA Integrative Counselling
Short Courses in:
- Deaf awareness
- Disability Awareness
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
Fees: My fees are £40 per session (concessionary fees are available)
Coming into counselling can feel quite over whelming so it may help to call or email me and we can set up an initial session. We can discuss what you want from counselling and if you're happy to continue we can arrange a 2nd meeting and see each other weekly. I offer both short and long term counselling working through our relationship whilst offering a safe therapeutic, non judgemental environment allowing us to explore past feelings and behavioural patterns that may be affecting your ability to live more fully in the present. The aim is to help you to achieve understanding, self-compassion and acceptance by deepening awareness of and working through the origins of such patterns and to shed light on your relationships with others and to help you to make changes if you so wish.
Availability: I am currently available via telephone or online Mon- Fri between 10-00 am until 7-00 pm & also Saturdays between 9-00 am - 13-00 pm.