Cleo Barnes

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BA (Hons) MBACP Registered - Individual & Couples Therapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Individual & Couples Therapy

Do you often suffer from low moods, anxiety, hopelessness or an overall lack of energy and happiness? Are your relationships with the people you love or work with complicated and conflicted? Do you make bad choices even when you know they're not good for you?

You're not alone if the answer is yes to any of the above questions. So many people seek help to solve these challenges and improve their lives.

Research indicates that your belief in your ability to influence and control your life can make you feel happier and healthier by reducing depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. Conversely, lacking a sense of control over your circumstances and relationships can result in low self-esteem, anxiety, chaotic relationships, procrastination, addiction, anger, and depression.

As a therapist who has worked with over 250 clients within the public and private sectors, I have the experience and knowledge to help you solve your challenges. My main objective is to help you gain control over your life, emotions, and decisions so that, within time, you can feel better, live a happier life and have more fulfilling relationships with the people around you.

I primarily use person-centred therapy, but I'm also trained in transactional analysis and attachment theory. This means I can adapt my approach to suit your specific needs. I have provided some links below if you want to learn more about these theories and how they can help. You can also find a list of issues I can help with at the bottom of the page.

Here's what you can expect when you reach out to me: We'll start with an initial session, where you can ask me any questions you have about how I work. This session is offered at a reduced fee of £15 and lasts approximately 50 minutes. There's no pressure to continue after this session, but if you decide that therapy is right for you, we can arrange weekly or bi-weekly sessions to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential space.

Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, or any other problem, I'm here to help you find the answers you're looking for and make positive changes in your life. If you're ready to take the first step towards a happier, healthier future, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications Include

BA (Hons) in Counselling (1st class): University of Gloucestershire 

Foundation Degree Science in Person-Centered Therapy: University of Worcester

Degree Training Included

  • The theory and practice of Person-Centered Counselling
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Working with children and young people
  • Working with Grief and loss
  • The Ethics and Law of working as a professional Counsellor
  • Personal and Professional Development

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling

BACP Registered member

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

UKATA Certificate in Transactional Analysis 101

UKATA Advanced Certificate in Transactional Analysis 202

MindEd Training: Working with Children and Young People

Using Transactional Analysis when working with couples

Developing & Repairing Trust: An Attachment-Based Model of Family Therapy

Attachment Theory with Sir Richard Bowlby

Working with Groups (CPCAB approved)

Experience includes

• Private Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy working with adults, children and young people

• FE Lecturer, training level 2 & Level 3 Counselling Skills to adult students

• HE Lecturer, teaching BSc Person-Centered Counselling & Psychotherapy

• School Counsellor working with parents & children aged between 4-12

• Clinical hours completed at Princethorpe College as a school counsellor working with children aged 14-18

• Clinical hours completed at Parenting Project – Counselling parents of young families

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£75.00 - £95.00

Additional information

£15 for the initial session

Sessions are charged at £75 individual £95 for couples

No fixed term or contract - One week notice required to end therapy

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Cleo Barnes is also registered with Life Coach Directory.

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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