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Barbara Watson MBACP

Northwich, Cheshire, CW8
07484 256096 07484 256096

About me

I can support you in your grief, especially if you are finding that you have no peace or meaning in your life. My name is Barbara and I am experienced in working with grief and know how someone's life can be left shattered after a loss. My journey to become a Counsellor was driven by my own life's experiences and when I needed to explore my feelings, I was allowed to do this without fear of judgement. I was listened to. I can be this person for you.

How I can help you

As you go through the turmoil of grief, I can help you process your feelings.  Grief brings with it, some emotions that are too complex to put into words and it can be far too painful to ever imagine that your life will ever be anything near normal again.  This is a time when you need as much support as you can get, but this can be hard to ask for.  If you allow me to be your support, I will work with you and aim to reduce the stress associated with your loss.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Batchelor of Science with Honours in Person-Centred Counselling which I achieved at University of Derby.  I have undertaken much training in the field of counselling, but I found my niche to be in counselling the bereaved and so trained further in this area. I also have a special interest in Type 1 Diabetes, its implications and associated mental health. I am also a Reiki Master Practitioner and can offer this therapy to clients who see me for counselling.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy


Free telephone consultation

£40 per session thereafter

Concessions available on request

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I have a certain amount of spaces for reduced rates in specific circumstances such as low income or for trainees in the field of counselling.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Please ask for help with any specific disability.


I am available weekdays and some evenings.  I am also availabe at weekends for free telephone consultations.

Types of client

Older adults
Barbara Watson MBACP

Barbara Watson MBACP