Barbara Jo Molloy MBACP (Accred) UKRCP Reg Counsellor , Supervisor, Hypno
I provide a warm, caring, respectful, non-judgmental environment in my purpose built garden office. I have over 12,000 counselling hours since 1999 and over 2000 hours supervising other therapists.
I am aware how difficult those first steps might be in making initial contact and arranging to come to the first session, and in talking about what may be very difficult and sensitive issues. I work with individuals, couples and groups and also provide supervision for qualified therapists, trainees and groups.
The relationship is the most important to me. I believe the people I work with experience me as warm, caring, gently challenging and empathic. I feel honoured to be doing the work I do and affirmed by the number of people who, after therapy, recommend me to others.
My sense of humour is also an important part of my being and personality and that part of me is present when appropriate. I aim to meet people where that are at being along side them in their journey.
I have been working individually with people since my early training as a teacher, specialising in working with young people from ages five upwards with Emotional, social and behavioural difficulties.
I qualified as a teacher in 1975. Having positively experienced counselling as a child in the USA I was very aware of its benefits. I came to England as a young teenager. While working with young people with problems I became aware that there was a greater need for more therapy to be available for young people in Lancashire. During my training as a therapeutic counsellor I became a member of a working party which developed counselling for children in Lancashire.
I work with people of all ages and a wide range of difficulties. I also work with people who like the opportunity to use counselling for personal development or just to offload in a safe place.
Therapy is my passion and I always strive to offer each individual the best of myself with the utmost respect, compassion and understanding. My aim is to provide a safe confidential space where you can explore and work through your difficulties and grow personally at your own pace.
I am also a qualified hypno-psychotherapist ,which means using hypnosis in a therapeutic way, and an Expressive Art therapist. This involves using various other media such as art, or the use of miniatures to explore feelings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2002. I am a UKRCP registered member.
- Teaching Certificate 1974
- B Ed 1975
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling 2000
- Diploma in Expressive Art Therapy 2001
- Diploma in Casework Supervision 2002
- Diploma in Hypno-psychotherapt (Distinction) 2004
- Advanced Certificate Cognitive Behavioural Interventions (Distinction) 2009
- Certificate in Advanced counselling Studies 2000-2001
- Stress Awareness 2001
- Certificate in Advanced Counselling Studies 2001 - 2002
- Ongoing CPD
- BACP Accredited since 2002
- National Counselling Society Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor 2011
Child Protection Awareness/Safeguarding on going refreshers.
I work with people from age five to 105, couples, families, groups. I have group-supervised the tutors at a local university for four years. I have been a school counsellor in mainstream and specialist schools for young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties since 2000.
I have offered insets and training to schools and trained young people to be peer mentors.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- 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
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- weight loss
- bed wetting
Supervision of other therapists, supervisors, social workers, teachers, mental health practitioners, managers.
I charge £45 per hour session for individuals (this is a flexible rate)
£55 per hour session for couples
Variable rates for organisations by negotiation.
I operate a sliding scale from £35 to £60 per hour with consideration to trainees and people on low incomes.
I am an experienced supervisor and have been supervising other therapists, managers and care professionals.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Supervision & training
I am a person-centred casework supervisor.View supervision profile