Barbara Volkar, CTA, MBACP
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist working with individuals, groups and couples.
I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, anger management, eating disorders, addictions, relationship issues, sexual assault, and work related stress issues.
With couples I deal with communication styles and relational and attachment patterns.
I am a registered member of BACP and I abide by their code of ethics.
I believe the broader purpose of therapy is to develop and expand our capacities for intimacy, awareness and spontaneity and I will work together with you to create a clear and non-judgmental working relationship in which you can explore whatever issues you bring.
Personal transformation often comes from a mixture of three therapeutic elements:
- understanding your past in a new way;
- new experiences (in the therapy room as well as outside);
- and authenticity in the therapeutic relationship.
My role is to help you find a balance of these three elements which will work best for you.
Research has shown that therapy is most effective when the client and therapist establish and agree on goals together – so I will work with you to understand your therapeutic goals - whether that’s behavioural change or gaining more understanding of the conscious and unconscious beliefs you hold.
My background is in the arts and publishing and I enjoy music and travelling in my spare time.
If you would like to see me, please send me an email or call me to schedule the initial consultation. I offer a free initial 20 minute Skype consultation to discuss your expectations of therapy and determine whether we are a good fit.
My fee for individual work is £60 per each 50 minute session, and I see clients weekly. The fee for couples work is £80 for a 70 minute session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certified Transactional Analyst
Msc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Middlesex University (2019)
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Metanoia Institute (2016)
Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Member of EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis)
Member of IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis)
I also work at the Awareness Centre - a counselling and psychotherapy clinic in Clapham, South London
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Staines - please enquire, currently full Clapham - Monday evenings, currently full Waterloo - Saturdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|