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Specialising in Anxiety & Identity. Couples counsellor also

About me

*I am offering both Zoom and Telephone counselling as an alternative due to the Covid-19.

Hello there! So, let's talk about you.

Whether its anxiety that's controlling your every move or it's dislike of the self or/and confusion as to who you really are and why you find yourself thinking in the ways that you do, I would like to help you.

Anxiety, attachment & body image

Together, we can explore your anxiety by talking about it, how if feel's, what it's about & where it's coming from, allowing you to pin point the triggers & take control of it for good. Perhaps it's been there for years or it's a new feeling which has arisen, with you questioning why.

If it's attachment anxiety then we can explore your past relationships and look at where the fear and distrust and fear of connection began, allowing you an understanding of why your patterns are repeated and how to separate the past relationships from the present, be they family, friends or romantic relationships.

With Body and self image issues we can explore where it stems from, be it past knocks or criticism's to the body and self in which we can pin point where your lack of confidence and self esteem comes from.

Regardless of what, we will work together to help you separate, discover and FEEL your potential and allow you to be happy and proud of who stares back at you in the mirror.

What is Counselling?

Counselling to me is about evolving, taking that journey towards inner peace and being content with your life. After all, we don't always want to tell every Tom, Dick or Harry what's going on with us, and we may even worry that we will be judged or misunderstood, which can be a daunting concept. Not only that, but how many times have we all heard our best friend tell us that we will be 'okay,' or that we should just 'break up' with them. They may mean well, but does this really help you?

Counselling with Barry

Who I am as Barry is who I am as a counsellor; Warm, relaxed, friendly, occasionally funny & human.

With me, you can be you!

All in a safe & non judgmental space where I will listen, reflect & allow you to express yourself with zero judgement & full understanding, within a therapeutic relationship that is 100% about you.

I offer a brief phone call at no charge for us to talk and for us to get a sense of one another and to see whether you wish to work with me.

At the moment I am only offering online counselling via Zoom and telephone counselling due to Covid-19 based restrictions.

I will look forward to meeting with you!

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with over five years of experience. I proudly trained with 'The Counselling Foundation' in Bedfordshire and have obtained:

Foundation skills certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (The Counselling Foundation)

2 Year National Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (The Counselling Foundation)

2 Year Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (The Counselling Foundation)

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


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From £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • All sessions run for the duration of 50 minutes
  • £40 per face to face session
  • £40 Zoom Counselling
  • £40 Telephone Counselling
  • £50 per face to face session for for couples
  • £50 Zoom counselling for couples
  • Concessional rates available for students

When I work

Mon- 7pm-9pm

Wed- 9am- 4pm

Thurs 3pm- 6pm

Friday 6pm-9pm

Further information

Having recently relocated to Hastings I am in the process of setting up my safe and comfortable work environment to work face to face with my clients, so at this moment in time I am providing both online and telephone counselling from privacy of my home.

Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3SJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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