Barbara Volkar MBACP
A qualified and experienced counsellor working with couples, groups and individuals.
April & May - taking on new couples at a reduced rate (£25 for 75 minutes) in Staines.
April and May running a small group for relationship issues at Chandlery, near Waterloo.
I offer a free initial 30 minute Skype consultation to discuss your expectations of therapy and determine whether we are a good fit.
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, relational and attachment patterns and I am particularly interested in the complex issues surrounding infidelity and betrayal.
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.
My fee for individual work is £50 per each 50 minute session, and I see clients weekly. The fee for couples work is £70 for a 70 minute session.
Training, qualifications & experience
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|
|Other languages:||Slovene, German|
Staines - please enquire, Clapham - Monday evenings, Waterloo - Saturdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|