Jon Barker, Reg. MBACP, Dip Therapeutic Counselling

Jon Barker, Reg. MBACP, Dip Therapeutic Counselling

West Yorkshire


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About me

Hi there, I'm Jon and I offer private and 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 Person Centred and 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 aim 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 currently practice from my home address which 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

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Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Live REBT Demonstration
  • Windy Dryden on REBT
  • What is Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
  • What is REBT? (part 2)


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 cash at the beginning of each session.

Maps & Directions

Barnsley, S75

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Sundays from 4pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults