Barbara Jukes, FDA, MBACP Registered
We all experience difficult periods in our life and my intention is to help you through this time. By listening to you with understanding and acceptance my intention is that we work together collaboratively to make the changes you desire. Many people find taking that first step, in reaching out for help, quite daunting. I fully recognise how difficult it can be, especially if you've never had any form of counselling or psychotherapy before. I particularly welcome newcomers to counselling and psychotherapy in my practice.
My approach is to offer clients a safe, non judgmental space to explore feelings and issues which may be troubling. Occasionally, I may offer information or make tentative suggestions. Sometimes I offer an exercise as a way to look at something in a more creative way, which you may choose to try or not. I don't tell my clients what to do, but support them on their journey. I like to adapt my way of working to suit your individual needs.
I am an experienced person-centred practitioner and offer one to one sessions. I believe that the therapeutic alliance or our connection is important in supporting a good outcome. You can contact me by email or phone to arrange an introductory session, to see if we would like to work together.
My private practice is run from home in a relaxing, quiet and comfortable environment. It is accessible by bus, and has off street parking if travelling by car.
I also work in a local community centre in the heart of Wokingham which has dedicated rooms, waiting area and is fully wheelchair accessible.
I offer short term (8-12 weeks) work and longer term (ongoing) work.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Applications. (Metanoia Institute)
Fdn Degree Person-Centred Counselling (Middlesex University)
Emotion Focused Therapy, Levels 1 & 2 (Strathclyde University)
Practitioner Certificate in Clinical Diagnosis (Metanoia Institute)
Practitioner Certificate in Working at the Difficult Edge (July 2017)
Practitioner Certificate Neuro Linguistic Programming
Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming
In addition I have a range of professional qualifications in Environmental Health. My background is in the field of environmental health and management.
I am of Polish descent and understand Polish well, although I do not counsel in Polish.
I also have a current Enhanced DBS Certificate
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also qualified to Master Practitioner Level in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). This is a methodology that uses tools and techniques and which allows us to move from a current state to a more desirable one. Please ask me about this area of work if you are interested.
£50 for a 1 hour session (individual)
£70 for a 90 minute session (individual)
£70 for a 1 hour session (Couples)
As part of my ongoing professional development I have completed Level 2 Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) at Strathclyde University. This (EFT) is a development of the person-centred approach and views emotions as centrally important in how we view ourselves and others and uses the notion of transforming emotion with emotion.
I have also undergone training in a variety of fields such as Bereavement, Mindfulness, Anxiety, Working with people on the Autistic Spectrum, Dementia and also Pre-therapy. My experience includes working with children in a primary school, a young person's counselling agency (13-25 year olds) and I was a clinical assessor at a counselling service for adults.
I am a registered member of the BACP and a Clinical Psychotherapist with UKCP. I abide by their code of ethics.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My practice in Wokingham is fully wheelchair accessible. My practice in Finchampstead is not.
Types of client