Barry McInnes * MBACP (Accred) * Specialising in online/phone therapy
I specialise in online and telephone counselling, and I've been helping people to manage life's challenges and transform their lives for the past 30 years.
I’ve also spent 25 years studying what makes therapy work. I write about these themes for a professional audience, and they also inform how I work to create the best experience of therapy for every client. My practice model is known as integrative. It recognises there is no ‘one size fits all’ in therapy and we must work flexibly.
I’m serious about making a difference in the lives of my clients, and to measuring that difference. I’m always happy to talk about outcomes, including my own.
Working online or by phone offers many benefits over working face to face. It overcomes barriers to access that includes location and disability. It gives you access to a wider range of therapists. It’s also every bit as effective as working face to face, as I detail on my website.
I live and work between the UK and Spain. With online and telephone therapy where my chair is really isn’t relevant. As many hundreds of clients who I’ve worked with over the years also know, where they are isn’t really relevant either.
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Training, qualifications & experience
I’ve been involved in the therapy field most of my professional life. Since starting out as a volunteer counsellor with young people, I’ve had a variety of roles. They include salaried counsellor, service manager, mediator, educator, trainer and service evaluator. For the past eleven years I’ve practiced independently as an integrative therapist and coach.
Since 2005 I’ve worked as a consultant to practitioners and organisations, helping them to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their provision.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Our initial discussion is free of charge. If we agree to work together after that my fee per 60 minute session is £50, or £60 for sessions after 6pm. At times I am also able to offer concessionary rates.
My normal working hours are 10 - 8pm inclusive, with the latest appointment at 7pm.
I’m committed to creating the best experience of therapy for every client I work with. This is informed by learning I’ve taken from years of studying what makes therapy effective. I bring this to my work with clients and share this passion with a professional audience in a blog called Therapy Meets Numbers, which I co-founded with a colleague.