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
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Staines - please enquire, currently full Clapham - Monday evenings, currently full Waterloo - Saturdays