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Eleanor Barnes DipCouns MBACP (Accred), CMCOSCA, Cert Supervision

Edinburgh, EH3 6AA
07747 624402 07747 624402 Registered / Accredited
Edinburgh, EH3 6AA

About me

I work from a person-centred perspective which means I believe each of us has the capacity to grow and develop and find our own inner resources to help us cope with life's challenges.  Sometimes these challenges can feel too much to manage on our own and it can be difficult to share these struggles with those close to us.

My task is to help you express and explore what's on your mind to enable you to see things more clearly and to gain a better understanding of what's troubling you and why. I believe the relationship between us is an important element to help facilitate this.  I endeavour to create a genuine and accepting relationship where you can feel free to talk about your thoughts and feelings without fear of being judged. My aim is to help you look at your life from a different perspective, to see what choices or changes you'd like to make, working towards greater self-awareness and self-acceptance.

Each client's experience is unique and I will go with whatever you choose to bring.  I am willing to stay alongside you for as long as is necessary and appropriate for both of us.

In working with couples, I aim to be partial to you both and give each of you an equal chance to be heard and to hear each other with a view to opening up communication and understanding between you both.

I offer counselling supervision for student and qualified counsellors and look to build a supportive, trusting relationship where supervisees can feel free to explore, reflect and review their practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained a HNC in Counselling from Telford College in 2004 and a COSCA accredited Diploma in Counselling in 2008. I gained a post graduate certificate in Person Centred Couple Counselling in 2011.  I achieved accreditation with BACP in April 2012. I have a COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision. I completed a CBT Toolkit course in June 2014.

I worked as a counsellor with Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland for 10 years and Gay Men's Health and Crossreach Counselling Lothian for 5 years.

I have worked with individual clients whose issues have included depression, anxiety or stress, relationship difficulties, problems with self-esteem, coming to terms with bereavement or loss and coping with changes in circumstances.  I have worked with heterosexual couples and same sex couples seeking to improve or change their relationships and I enjoy the different dynamics that working with couples brings into the room.

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.

BACP

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.

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the 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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

The first initial appointment of approximately 30-45 minutes is free and thereafter a fee for a 1 hour session is £40.  I offer concessions for students or those on low income and this is negotiable dependent on circumstances.

Further information

I work from a counselling room in central Edinburgh.  My counselling hours are early evening from 5.30pm onwards on weekdays and at weekends at mutually agreed times.

1 St Colme Street
Edinburgh
EH3 6AA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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 Unspecified

Availability

I offer evening sessions from 5.30pm onwards Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I have a COSCA Certificate in Supervision.  I offer counselling supervision for student and qualified counsellors and look to build a supportive, trusting relationship where supervisees can feel free to explore, reflect and review their practice.  My fee is £35 per hour but is negotiable depending on your circumstances.

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Eleanor Barnes DipCouns MBACP (Accred), CMCOSCA, Cert Supervision

Eleanor Barnes DipCouns MBACP (Accred), CMCOSCA, Cert Supervision