Barbara Freeman MBACP Reg, Counselling Supervisor OCN
My name is Babs and I am an existential counsellor. To keep us all safe, I am for now working remotely via the internet and telephone. I also offer on-line counselling supervision for other counsellors, coaches, health professionals and students.
The unprecedented, drastic measures being taken to tackle the Coronavirus at present are essential, but will sadly also lead to increased stress, anxiety and depression for many. My aim is to give you the opportunity to talk about what is troubling you; counselling can help you understand, manage and cope with your situation better. I will listen, respect your needs and acknowledge your feelings to help you explore your options. You will not be judged, analysed or told what to do and we will work together to find a way forward, suitable for you – one step at a time.
Our relationship will be based on honesty, acceptance and understanding. I believe that: - we are shaped by our past and environment; - we have freedom of choice; - we are responsible for our own lives; - given the right support you can find meaning and happiness within your limitations.
As an existential counsellor I use a flexible, more interactive approach, which I adapt to meet your needs. It could change your life for the better.
For further information, please click the link to my website www.innerfocuscounselling.co.uk or contact me via Counselling Directory.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by The Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
Qualifications and Experience
OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision Level 5 - OCN Credit4Learning - Lisa Mass Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Skills - CPCAB
TA 101–Transactional Analysis - Institute of Transactional Analysis
Levels 1-3 Certificate in Counselling Skills - CPCAB
Certificate in Further and Higher Education - University of Surrey
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training - MindfulnessUK Mindfulness & Yoga Therapy for Addiction - The Minded Institute
Mindfulness in Schools Project .b - Bangor University
Continuing Professional Development
Working with Shame - Christiane Sanderson Trauma Summit
Landscapes of Grief - Conference
Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery - Carolyn Spring
CBT Boot Camp Level 2 - Dr.Christine Padesky
Working with survivors of Domestic Abuse - Christiane Sanderson
Running Therapy Groups - Confer
Child Sexual Abuse - Carolyn Spring
Trauma & Dissociative Identity Disorder - Carolyn Spring
Introduction to EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) - Louise Alexander
The Disintegrating Self (Autism) - Dr Phil Mollon
Attachment Theory - Sir Richard Bowlby
CBT Boot Camp - Dr.Christine Padesky
Self Harm & It's Meanings - Anna Motz
Working with Depression - Gill Bannister
Mindfulness in Schools with Jon Kabat-Zinn
Learning Difficulties and Autism - Dr Phil Mollon
Emotional Intelligence for Leadership
Stress Competencies & Strategy for Management
Resilience at Work
Approaches to Addiction Therapy - Jon Lavender
Anxiety & Stress Management
Working with LGB&T (Lesbian, Gay, Bi- & Transgender) clients
Mental Health Awareness
Loss & Bereavement
Drug & Alcohol Awareness
Yoga Therapy for Addictions - The Minded Institute
Conversations with the Body - Margaret Langdale Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation
Porn - and Internet Addiction
Neuroscience of Mindfulness
Relationships - Betrayal & Affairs
Depression & Anxiety
12 Step Program for Addictions
Mindfulness for Stress Reduction
Mindfulness in Client Work
In addition to my private practices, I have worked for charities (Surrey Alcohol Drugs & Addiction Service and Life Story) and for Employee Assisted Programs (corporate). I get referrals from Cigna, Curian Medical Insurance and Triage. I also run workshops and retreats for mindfulness based stress reduction therapy, self development and Yoga.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mindfulness, Meditation, Yoga Therapy
It is important that you feel comfortable and safe with your therapist; this is why I offer an Initial Consultation to discuss your concerns, explain what counselling is and answer any questions you may have. We talk about what you hope to gain from it and how I could support you. There is no need to make any decision straight away.
I also offer workshops and courses in mindfulness training/meditation. I teach on a 1-2-1 basis or in a group format and also run corporate training sessions.