Jan Barnes

Dumfries, DG2 07740422946 07740422946
Dumfries, DG2
07740422946 07740422946

About me

I am qualified to work in several areas, stress management, eating disorders and CBT. With a humanistic approach, I offer a non judgemental attitude working with individuals to enable them to seek solutions to their current issues and experiences. Aiming to provide a safe environment that is confidential. Usually I would see people in my consulting room however I will visit people in their homes if necessary. For therapy to be effective regular sessions, I believe are necessary. As a consequence of the current 'lockdown' situation I am now able to offer video internet therapy, unfortunately home visits are currently out of the question. I like to think that talking therapy as it's called is very helpful providing, as a therapist, you hear as well as listen and try to understand what is being shared with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training is as you may expect, ongoing. Initially I trained at Chester College an extension of Liverpool university and achieved an advanced diploma in my field. Subsequently I have attended a variety of education institutes including Warwick university and trained with the National Centre for Eating Disorders where I achieved an advanced diploma, also the Centre for Stress Management from whom I also achieved a diploma in stress Management. I have also done extensive courses with Human Givens. Previously I have worked in a GP Practice, charities, and also in private practice.

Member organisations

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working as I have over some years now I do not rule out assisting people with any issues that they present with or struggle with, this includes a lot of the areas listed above. I have many tools in my tool box and aim to offer them as appropriate.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

My usual session fee is £35.00. Unless there are exceptional or unusual circumstances, if a session is cancelled with more than 48 hours notice no charge will be made. Cancellation of 24 hours notice will be charged at half the normal fee. Less than 24 hours notice will require full payment of the session fee. For home visits there will be an additional charge of £10.00 to cover the cost of travelling. Sessions are normally 1 Hour long however should a situation arise were extra time is required that will be attended to at no extra charge.

Further information

I feel that for therapy to be effective the therapist and client need to be comfortable with each other therefore I suggest that the client and I either meet or talk to decides whether we can work effectively together. Bearing this in mind I am happy to arrange an initial meeting to decide if this can be achieved at a minimal cost of £10 for up to a half hour face to face meeting session if this would be helpful. Telephone enquiries are welcome. Deciding to engage with therapy requires effort and on that basis I like to think I acknowledge and respect the effort and courage required to make the move and seek assistance.

Auldgirth
Dumfries
DG2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Availability

Flexible and try to accommodate peoples availability. Have always offered telephone contact however am now able to offer face to face contact via the internet.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
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