Jon Barker, Reg. MBACP, Dip Therapeutic Counselling
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 usually offer face to face appointments, but due to the national lockdown, I'm only allowed to see clients via online video calls; I do this using Zoom. You can download this as a free app or simply join the call via a computer or mobile device.
When lockdown restrictions are lifted, I will be able to see clients at my home address again, if preferable. It is very close to junction 38 of the M1 - handy for people travelling from Barnsley, Wakefield Sheffield and Leeds.
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
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Appointments last up to 50 minutes. The first one is to assess if I am the best person to help you and costs £20.
Subsequent sessions are £40, however, I can be flexible with pricing if you have a low household income (usually below £16,190 per year). Please feel free to discuss this with me as I don't want money to be a barrier. I can also offer a discount rate to trainee counsellors on diploma courses.
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.