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Barrie Hopwood MBACP Senior Accredited

Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2SN
07808 766067 07808 766067 07808766067 07808766067 Registered / Accredited

About me

Please note that, as well as having returned to face to face face sessions, I offer new clients Zoom or Telephone Counselling. Please call me if you would like to discuss how ‘remote counselling’ might work for you.

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist working in this field since qualifying in 1987. I am also a counselling supervisor, trainer and mediator offering individual, couple and parent and child counselling, supervision and mediation services at my practices in Beaconsfield and High Wycombe (Bucks) and Northwood (Middlesex). In addition to my private practice the settings in which I have worked include schools, Further and Higher Education, Feltham Young Offender Institution, Hounslow Youth Counselling Service, ICAS, GP surgeries and Critical Incident De-Briefing for several major companies.

I have 20 years experience as a supervisor and about half my work is individual and group supervision of counsellors and psychotherapists. I facilitate a monthly series of workshops for counsellors and those in the helping professions at Jordans Quaker Conference Centre in Buckinghamshire.

I trained as a Person-Centred Counsellor and although I remain firmly anchored in the way of being and philosophy of the Person-Centred Approach I have broadened and deepened my understanding and beliefs about the human condition through training, reading and personal development which would lead me to describe myself as an Integrative Humanistic Practitioner. I integrate Jungian Developmental Psychology, Focusing, Inner Child, TA, EMDR and Dream and Soul Work in my practice (please see web site for further details) and have a particular interest in working with men around issues of masculinity, 'The Little Boy Within', 'Mid-Life Crisis' and Late Maturity. 

PLEASE SEE MY WEBSITE www.barriehopwood.co.uk for details of the supervision I offer

Training, qualifications & experience

LL.B. (Nottingham University, 1974)
M.A. in Criminology (Sheffield University, 1975)
P.G.C.E (Southlands College, 1979)
Diploma in Counselling (WLIHE, 1987)
Certificate in Supervision (Metanoia, 2000)
EMDR Levels 1 and 2 (EMDR Institute, 2005)
Interpersonal Mediation Certificate (UK Mediation, 2011)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Parent and child counselling

Mid-life Crisis

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Standard: £75 (£110 for 90 minutes)

Students in Counselling Training, Full-time Students and Under18's: £65 (£95 for 90 minutes)

I offer a £40 Assessment Session to all new clients 

Initial session: FREE
Standard: £75 (£110 for 90 minutes)
Students in Counselling Training and Volunteer Counsellors: £65 (£95 for 90 minutes)
Group Supervision: Negotiable according to number of supervisees

Assessment session: 90 minutes £110
Further sessions: £75 for hourly sessions or £110 for 90 minute sessions.

120 minute sessions £150

Supervision or counselling for organizations: £80 per hour
Training for organizations: £150 per hour
Reduced rate supervision and counselling or training for Voluntary organizations/ Charities where work is undertaken as a volunteer 

If you wish to cancel an appointment please give a full 48 hours notice or you will be asked to pay the cost of the missed session. If you are 'prevented' from attending (e.g.sudden illness or genuine emergency) within the 48 hour period I will waive 50% of the session fee. Please pay by cash or cheque (made payable to 'Barrie Hopwood') at the end of each session. Subsequent to the first session payments can be made by BACS.

An hour's session is up to 60 minutes rather than the 50 minute  'therapeutic hour'.

I will review the fee annually but will not increase the initial fee agreed within one calendar year of our first appointment.

Jordans Quaker Centre
Welders Lane

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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


Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8am until 8pm in Jordans. Tuesday 8am until 8pm in Northwood. Saturday and Sunday negotiable for assessments only.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Please see SUPERVISION SERVICES INFORMATION on my Web Site www.barriehopwood.co.ukI have been a supervisor for over 20 years and currently supervise 35 supervisees in individual supervision and 20 in group supervision. My supervision training at Metanoia was integrative and while I see myself working in an essentially Person-Centred way I set out to offer supervision which is congruent with a supervisee's stage of development and respectful of his/her theoretical orientation.Please call me on 07808 766067 to discuss your Supervision requirements with me.  Barrie

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