Barbara Freeman MBACP Reg

Barbara Freeman MBACP Reg

Durham House Clinic
60 Reading Road South
GU52 7SD

Near Poole

07749 342040 / 07749 342040

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About me

My name is Babs and I am an existential counsellor, mindfulness and Yoga teacher in the Fleet, Hants and Wimborne, Dorset areas. My aim is to provide you with a calm, safe and supportive space to talk about what is troubling you; counselling can help you understand and deal with your situation better. I will listen, respect your needs and acknowledge your feelings to help you explore your options and alternatives.   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.  Counselling can be challenging but you will also find it incredibly rewarding.

For further information, please click the link to my website 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

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training - Mindful UK

Mindfulness & Yoga Therapy for Addiction       - The Minded Institute
Mindfulness in Schools Project .b                   - Bangor University
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

Continuing Professional Development

Mindfulness Stress Reduction Teacher Certificate - Mindful UK

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 Landale

Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation
Porn - and Internet Addiction
Neuroscience of Mindfulness
Relationships - Betrayal & Affairs
Mental Health Awareness
Depression & Anxiety
Loss & Bereavement
12 Step Programme
Mindfulness for Stress Reduction
Mindfulness in Client Work
Addiction Therapy

In addition to my private practice, I have worked at Sadas (Surrey Alcohol Drugs & Addiction Service), Life Story in Reading and for an Employee Asssisted Programme (corporate) in Farnborough.  I get referrals from Curian Medical Insurance (PTSD) and Triage (Addictions). I also run workshops and retreats for mindfulness based stress reduction therapy, self development, confidence building and Yoga meditation.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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. You decide if you would like to try counselling if it feels right for you at this time.

My fee is £40.00 per 55 - 60 min session.

Further information

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.

Maps & Directions

Fleet, GU52 7SD
Near Poole, BH18

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: German


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I am available on weekdays 9 am - 9.30 pm, Fleet clinic: Tuesdays - Fridays. Dorset practice: Fridays to Tuesdays. Facetime or telephone sessions are available from Mondays to Sundays

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme