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Barbara Meadows MBACP MUKCP

Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, SL9
01753 889902 01753 889902 07712580298 07712580298 Registered / Accredited
Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, SL9

About me

I offer 1:1 counselling to adults. This can be short or long term depending on what is presented in the sessions.

I can offer daytime and evening appointments (Tuesday - Thursday)

I work with a wide range of issues; anxiety and depression, loneliness, bereavement, insomnia, relationship problems, anger, sexuality, spiritual needs, traumatic events, psychosomatic illness, etc.

An initial one hour assessment is offered when we can discuss what is troubling you and what I can offer.
Talking through your problems helps you understand what is distressing you and why you are struggling to find solutions.
During a session we will discuss your current issues, look at why you are feeling as you are and help you move towards a resolution.

There is always a reason why we act as we do and this is often rooted in past life experiences. Counselling therefore asks you to look back to past negative and positive times to help you understand who you are today.

My approach is integrative. This means I draw from a number of therapeutic models and techniques to help you work through your issues. The level to which you work is up to you. Some clients are happy simply to talk through the problems which present themselves from week to week.
I will encourage you to go further and look in more depth about you as a person and how you relate not only to others but to yourself. For example, how compassionate can you be towards yourself and any negative part of you?
If you want to work on a deeper level this could include writing, art work, creative imagination, visualisation, dream work or Breath & Sound work.

I have a special interest in how positive and negative sound can affect us and how we hold negative events from our lives internally, leading to ill health.

I run small group workshops on Anxiety& Depression and Sound Meditation with Mindfulness.

Please phone for future workshop dates.

'To gain a healthy life balance we need to look at mind, body and soul, allowing each a space for expression. This starts with reflection, discovering our wounds and compassionate self-care, before finding resilience and courage to move forward in harmony with life.'

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Transpersonal (Integrative) Psychotherapy 2008
Certificate in Creative Counselling with Children 2009
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Skills 2010

I have over 3000 clinical (face to face) hours in Psychotherapy.

I worked for CRUSE Bereavement Care for 3 years.

I have previously worked in a secondary school for girls (13-18yrs)

I have worked voluntarily for a counselling service for five years.

I have had my own private practice since 2010.

I keep up to date by attending various courses on anxiety, depression, medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) and trauma.

I work integratively including my core model of Transpersonal Psychotherapy.

I achieved a Diploma in Occupational Therapy 1977. Although I have now retired from this profession I am very interested in how the human body 'somatises' (holds onto emotions) and creates physical illness which can become permanent.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

Individual sessions - £45 - negotiable if on low income.

Sessions last up to one hour on a weekly basis.
48 hours notice of cancellation required.

Workshops - £70 per day - negotiable if on low income.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

Mindful Breath & Sound

I believe that the sounds we hear throughout our lives have a physical effect on us i.e. crashing sound can make us recoil, sounds of nature can help us relax. We all react differently to the sound of a baby crying.
If we have been brought up in a noisy household we may have learnt to cope with noise in our day to day lives but someone who was brought up in quiet surroundings may have difficulty when they move to a noisy city.

We can get stressed at the thought of exams or changes in relationships and life styles. These can cause us to be physically ill - headaches, back pain, stomach upsets etc. We 'somatise' (hold in the body) our emotions and eventually these can lead to long term illness. Learning new breathing patterns can help reduce anxiety and relieve physical symptoms.

Depression can be a build up of worries or the reaction to a loss. Life gets on top of us and there is a feeling of being stuck, unable to move forward in life. Using breath and sound can help shift negative mood. It can help you bring balance and harmony to your life both mentally and physically. Sound with meditation helps to create positive energy to help you out of your enertia.

Mindfulness - This is a method of connecting with emotional or physical pain, focusing on it and breathing into it in order to bring release. It can be used in connection with CBT to bring deeper understanding and resolution to painful feelings and situations. Mindfulness can help relieve chronic pain.

Chalfont St Peter
Buckinghamshire
SL9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Level drive Small step threshold suitable for standard manual wheelchair. Downstairs toilet suitable for ambulant disabled. Home visit available within 5 mile radius

Availability

Tuesdays -Thursdays during day and evening. Other times by arrangement.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Barbara Meadows MBACP MUKCP

Barbara Meadows MBACP MUKCP

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