Jan Barfoot

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MBACP, MCouns, PG Dip., Mindfulness Teacher (Accred)
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Edinburgh EH10 & Bonnyrigg EH19
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I offer an open, safe and accepting space to sift through your difficult experiences, thoughts and feelings. My clients say I provide a grounded, caring and responsive space that helps them to talk about what has been happening. I will listen carefully to you and work with you to help you explore your own story and feelings, in all their messiness and difficulty. Hopefully to help you feel less alone in it all.

I fundamentally offer a space for you to be you, where you can to feel and explore your own emotions and experiences such that together we can make some sense of the pain and hurt. My hope for you will be that, in time, you will find yourself able to emerge more freely into your own life, relationships and aspirations.

I provide one to one psychodynamic and person-centred psychotherapy and therapeutic groups - in person, online or within nature. My in-person work is based in the Morningside area of Edinburgh and in Bonnyrigg, Midlolthian. I work within nature in various locations in the Edinburgh and Lothians. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am a BACP registered and qualified counsellor with experience of working with a wide range of psychological distress, including anxiety, depression, abuse and bereavement.
  • I have specific training and experience in using creative and mindfulness-based approaches therapeutically.
  • I hold a PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Edinburgh
  • I have a Masters in Counselling (distinction) on Wild Therapy and Ecopsychotherapy also from the University of Edinburgh.
  • I am a Mindfulness Teacher accredited by the UK College of Mindfulness & Meditation
  • I am a registered member of COSCA and the BACP and abide by their codes of conduct and ethical frameworks.

Member organisations

COSCA
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

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.

BACP
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

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
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.

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I seek to integrate the natural world and wildness with therapeutic work. I like creating opportunities for us to encounter ourselves and nature differently, and perhaps receive some of the solace that nature can offer. Some call this ecotherapy or wild therapy. But, some people just prefer to do their therapeutic work outside and on the move - and that’s totally fine. I can accommodate work within nature in the Edinburgh and Lothians.

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH10

Bonnyrigg, EH19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

I will tailor sessions within nature with your accessibility in mind. I have experience of working with a BSL interpreter in the room.

Online platforms

Zoom
Jan Barfoot
Jan Barfoot