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About me

Helping someone make a positive change to their life is what Bernwode Therapy is about.  During these strange pandemic times we are all having anxious thoughts.  I can help you manage these.  Why not contact me for an initial free-charge-chat to see whether we could work together.  At the moment I am working online or by telephone.

I have incorporated nature as an active participant for a powerful medium for positive change in my own life and feel passionately about sharing this experience to help my clients with their own emotional well-being (we all have our own NHS - Natural Health Service - right on our doorsteps). After many years of experience and training in Mentoring, Mediation, Mindfulness, Restorative Justice, Counselling and Hypnotherapy, I am able to recognise how important it is to have someone to listen to you without judgement in a safe and confidential environment.

I can offer a range of programmes, or just a few sessions, which may include Counselling, Hypnotherapy and Nature Therapy (at my private retreat), along with Employee Assistance (for those experiencing issues in the workplace) to help those who feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or simply not coping.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a MBACP, NCS and NHypS registered Counsellor and Hypnotherapist with my own private practice and work within their Ethical Frameworks and guidelines.  I have a light and airy plant-filled therapy room, which easy parking and toilet facilities.  The Clue Hill Farm Retreat also has easy parking, an amazing composting toilet, but the terrain is undulating and clients need to be aware that this may present challenges in some cases.

Member organisations


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Nature, eco, green therapy

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£55  Individual Therapy Room Session

£60  Nature-based therapy Session

I also offer concessions

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed


I am fairly flexible during Covid times and can usually arrange a time/date to suit my client if they have suggestions.

Further information

Therapy is a two way process of a relationship and I see the work in our sessions as a collaborative process between us, which means working with your needs and experiences and working at a pace that is appropriate for you.

I am committed to providing a confidential, non-judgemental safe space to help everyone process and understand the emotional and psychological difficulties that may be causing you distress.

Workplace Assistance for the Employee and Employer

Stress is the number one reason for workplace absence...Anxiety, depression and stress are not beneficial in a workplace environment, whether they are in the workplace itself, or brought in via personal or family issues. I offer a bespoke, independent confidential counselling service tailored to suit everyone, whether you are an employee or employer, either off-site or in the workplace. I can also offer group work.  I have many years' experience of mentoring business owners and employees, which gives me a greater understanding of workplace issues in  our counselling sessions.

Complex Needs: I have worked for several years with a charity (Edge Housing) which provides supported housing for the homeless and have helped clients, who are very chaotic, with serious addiction and mental health issues, maintain more stable lives and be able to have aspirations once more.

You are entitled to lead a stress-free and happy life. Support through nature therapy can help you to achieve this.

Through my unique nature therapy sessions, I invite individuals to come on a journey with nature that takes them from feeling overwhelmed in their everyday life to feeling calm, tranquil and better able to cope with the world. My retreat on the pond in the woods at Clue Hill Farm is a very special place.

There is a growing body of research which highlights the positive benefits on mental well-being from re-connecting with nature.  It certainly works for me!

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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.


At my therapy room in Brill I am able to accommodate restricted wheelchair access. At the Clue Hill Farm Retreat the access is mostly for those more able-bodied clients. However, access may be discussed on a case-by-case basis

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Barbara Osborne - Bernwode Therapy

Barbara Osborne - Bernwode Therapy