Dr Barbara Thurgood CPsychol PsychD Canary Wharf E14 & Hampstead NW3
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My name is Barbara. I am a chartered counselling psychologist and counsellor. I work with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, panic, loneliness, relationship issues, loss, life transitions and stress of every day life. I have had continual success in helping people to discover a sense of personal resource and resilience in the face of adversity.
My consulting rooms are in Hampstead, Canary Wharf and London Bridge. I am registered with the British Psychological Society and the Health & Care Professions Council.
I am very pleased to hear from private individuals considering therapy. I also accept referrals from GPs and other professionals/organisations concerned with psychological support.
My clients often tell me that I am a very good listener. To me, two essentials are: an understanding of an issue from your unique personal perspective and providing time and space where you may explore and make sense of your experience.
The type of therapy I offer can be described as relational - integrative. By this I mean that I deeply appreciate the healing value of therapeutic relationship in the process of overcoming your difficulties. Importantly, my extensive training as a counsellor and counselling psychologist has enabled me to draw on the most appropriate therapeutic approaches to suit your individual needs. In other words, I consider that no single approach fits all, as all individuals are unique.
Before undertaking my career in psychology and psychotherapy, I set up and ran my own successful healthcare company. I believe that this particular professional background has equipped me to provide a balanced approach to a diverse range of concerns.
Areas of work
In my practice, I work on a one-to-one basis and offer brief or longer term therapeutic programmes individually tailored to suit your personal needs.
I can help with long standing difficulties, specific personal or/and professional dilemmas; or just to gain a sense of clarity and ease in everyday life.
While I work with a wide range of issues, I am particularly interested in working with middle-aged and older adults. With these age groups much of my work focuses on feelings related to anxiety, loss, depression and/or the effect of ageing difficulties on how one relates to oneself and/or others and the world. I recognise that the experience of growing older may be very different for each individual.
In particular, I am experienced in the following key areas:
- anxiety & panic
- loss & depression
- self-esteem & confidence
- work & career issues
- mid-life crisis
- ageing (loneliness/dependence)
Since 2010, I have been a committed volunteer counsellor with the UK’s leading charity dedicated to later life – AGE UK, where I counsel people aged 55 years or older.
Tel: 07530 720 247
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (PsychD) - University of Roehampton
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling (UKCP accredited) - University of Roehampton
BSc (Hons) in Psychology – University of Westminster
CPsychol Chartered Psychologist of British Psychological Society
Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered
Age UK since 2010
The City and East London Bereavement Service: 2010-2012
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
£70 - £100
I can accept payments through private health insurance such as:
Allianz, AXA PPP, AVIVA, Bupa Global, Cigna, Vitality Health and WPA.
I encourage any individual to come for an initial session with me before they commit to a course of therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9.00 am - 9.00 pm Monday - Friday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm Saturdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|