Barbara Meadows

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Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, SL9
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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 - Friday)
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:-

Sound Meditation with Mindfulness.

Breathwork for good mental and physical health

'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
  • Certificate in Breathwork Level 1 (2021)
  • Certificate in Sound Healing - Multi-instrument Level 1 (2022)

    I have over 4000 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), trauma, breathwork and sound healing.

    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

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BACP
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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual sessions - £50 - negotiable if on low income.

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

When I work

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Evening
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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
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Level drive Small step threshold suitable for standard manual wheelchair. Downstairs toilet suitable for ambulant disabled.

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