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Reg. MBACP, Dip Therapeutic Counselling

About me

Do you find yourself thinking that you've not done well in some way or worry that you might fail? Do you get upset because others don't treat you well? Do you wish that life would just treat you a little better? If so, then I may be able to help.

Hi there, I'm Jon and I offer confidential one-to-one counselling in Barnsley. I'm a qualified therapist with experience of dealing with a range of mental health problems - these include panic/anxiety, relationship issues (paranoia, jealousy and rage etc), depression and stress.

My approach is largely Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT). I tailor this to the needs and goals of the client. The University of Birmingham provided my REBT training which is accredited by The Albert Ellis Institute, New York.

I aim to develop relationships whereby clients feel comfortable and trusting in what I do. Once achieved, this can lead to effective therapy that gets to the core of many common psychological problems. My hope is that clients become empowered to live less distressing, more satisfying lives. In REBT we try to give the client the skills and theory to become effective self-therapists when future problems occur.

I offer appointments in person and online via video call.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Degree
Advanced Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
Primary Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Appointments last up to 50 minutes. The first one is to assess if I am the best person to help you and costs £20. Full therapy sessions then cost £40.

The amount of appointments you'll need will depend on what you are hoping to achieve in counselling; we will discuss this at our first session.

I offer long and short term counselling depending on your needs.

Fees are payable by bank transfer or cash prior to the start of each session.

When I work

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Barnsley, West Yorkshire, S75

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

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Jon Barker

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