Jill Barnes

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Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG4
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I offer a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate space to explore both what brings you to counselling and what lies beneath. I also support my clients in exploring their personal potential and dreams for life to help them experience more choice and authenticity. I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, family issues, childhood trauma, loneliness, addiction, stuckness and the breadth of life's frustrations. I use an integrative approach, adapting how I work to fit individual clients. I draw on a variety of counselling and therapeutic styles supplemented with creative strategies such as guided imagery, use of art materials and breathing techniques.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling and a particular interest and experience in working with the impact that our childhood experiences have on our adult lives today. My aim is to support clients in learning how to free themselves from inhibiting patterns and live their lives with choice, self-love and compassion.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£25.00 - £48.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My standard charge is £48 for a one hour session.

I appreciate that each person has their own unique situation, so I am open to discussing with each client what represents an affordable fee.

When I work

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Further information

I work from a cabin in my garden which overlooks open fields (see photographs). My aim is to offer a safe, empathic, supportive environment where my clients feel able to explore and be with both what has brought them to counselling and an unfolding way forwards.

Clients meet with me either in person for a weekly one hour session fitting in with each other around breaks and holidays. Together we develop a routine that contributes to the feelings of safety around our work together. Payment is made on the day of our sessions.

To make your first contact with me either email, phone or text. I shall aim to respond within 24 hours. I also provide an optional free 15 minute telephone conversation to answer any questions that you might have.

Weston, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

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