Barbara Sarmias, Dip. Couns. MBACP Registered Member

Barbara Sarmias,  Dip. Couns.  MBACP Registered Member


01579 382441 / 07711 475549

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01579 382441 / 07711 475549

About me

I offer both individual and couples counselling whereby I would be happy to see both parties together or individually if required. My most recent work has been with couples with a variety of issues such as rebuilding trust and helping with better communication also, I have been working with people who are struggling to cope with everyday life and have been helping them to develop coping strategies when someone is suffering with anxiety and depression.

I counsel people with a wide range of issues as I have a vast working knowledge of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and bi-polar disorder and I have worked with people to support them in the community for many years. I integrate different approaches into my Person-Centred counselling including some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis to name a few.

One of the benefits of being a private counsellor is that I can offer hours to suit my clients. For instance, I can offer weekend and evening sessions and there is no waiting list.

I offer face to face counselling in my practice but you may prefer to communicate with me via email or telephone/text, so please feel free to contact me in whichever medium you prefer. Often an initial conversation on the telephone or email can help pave the way to a good working relationship, so I feel that is a good place to start.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I hold a BACP Register Certificate of Proficiency and I am listed on the BACP Voluntary Register.

I have worked with couples who are struggling to communicate or are trying to get over an affair and rebuild trust. I have also worked with many individuals with a variety of problems from anxiety, depression, self-harm, alcohol related problems, relationship issues and more.

I have over 12 years experience of working in the NHS and in the mental health field and have undertaken many related training courses. I attend relevant courses regularly to maintain my continual professional development as well as study and use research materials to keep my practice both safe and current.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Support with health issues such as eczema, asthma and allergies.


I offer reasonable and competitive rates of:

  • Free initial telephone consultation or via email
  • Special rate for student counsellors undergoing training
  • £30 per hour for individual counselling
  • £40 per hour for couples/family counselling

Further information

I also have a particular interest and a vast practical knowledge in the care of eczema, asthma and allergies and I have run a support group to help support people with severe allergies which can result in life-threatening reactions such as anaphylaxis.

I have a blog that I publish on my website which you might find interesting to look at, where I discuss various topics to do with counselling.

Maps & Directions

Callington, PL17

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Hours available to suit my clients

Types of client

Older adults
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