Barrie Hopwood

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MBACP Senior Accredited
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Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2SN
Available for new clients
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About me

Please note that, as well as having returned to face to face face sessions, I offer new clients counselling via Zoom. 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 practice is in Beaconsfield). 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 25 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 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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Parent and child counselling

Mid-life Crisis

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£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Standard: £80 (£120 for 90 minutes)

I offer a £50 Assessment Session to all new clients 

Initial session: FREE
Standard: £80 (£120 for 90 minutes)
Students in Counselling Training and Volunteer Counsellors: £70 (£105 for 90 minutes)
Group Supervision: Negotiable according to number of supervisees

Assessment session: 90 minutes £120
Further sessions: £80 for hourly sessions or £120 for 90 minute sessions.

120 minute sessions £160

Supervision or counselling for organizations: £90 per hour
Training for organizations: £180 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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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

Jordans Quaker Centre, Welders Lane, Jordans, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2SN

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Barrie Hopwood
Barrie Hopwood