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Kaye Barney - Relationship Counsellor: BA (hons), MBACP

Skipton BD23 & Sedbergh LA10
07399 291 967 07399 291 967

About me

Do you feel like you're going round and round with a particular problem? For example:

  • Wanting to communicate better with your partner, or to improve your life; but scared of change, or don’t know where to start.
  • Feeling stressed, unloved, lonely, or unsupported – as if nobody cares, or as if everyone’s against you.
  • Feeling as if events or relationships from your past are holding you back.
  • Continuously thinking about your relationship and trying to make it better.
  • Feeling sad, depressed, lacking energy or motivation, or disinterested in life.
  • Seeking solace from alcohol, gambling or excessive exercise; hiding an eating disorder or self-harming behaviour; or worried that you’re on a path of self-destruction.
  • Trying to suppress feelings such as anger, for fear of where they might lead; or avoiding conflict, causing a build-up of resentment.
  • Compelled to seek attention, love, reassurance, or answers from others, and feeling rejected when they don’t respond in the way you need them to.
  • Feeling ‘invaded’ by others’ demands on your time, attention, and space; wanting to run away; or trying to please or care for others at the expense of your own needs.
  • Impacted by the aftermath of an affair, betrayal, separation, divorce, bereavement, ongoing misunderstandings, bickering, arguments, criticism, or feelings of abandonment.
  • Spending so much time in close proximity to your partner or family recently has created, exposed or magnified a problem between you.
  • Suffering from a negative self-image, or worried that anxiety or panic attacks are holding you back from doing what you really want to do.
  • Frightened about the future because a loved one has told you to ‘sort yourself out’

These are just some of the issues you might be experiencing. Whether your issues are similar or different, I hope you will feel confident enough to contact me to discuss your situation.

I'll work with you to help you to better understand your feelings, explore solutions, and work towards greater stability and peace within yourself. Whatever the problem is that you're experiencing, you'll be able to talk confidentially about your issues, self-perceptions, and hopes for the future. My approach draws on 3 decades of experience in understanding feelings, motivations, needs and behaviour.

Sometimes we just need a little help. Whether you're single, married, living together, divorced, separated, struggling to find or keep a partner, heterosexual, lesbian, gay, curious or...  Please don't hesitate to get in touch.

I offer a short, free initial phone consultation.

Due to Covid-19, I am offering sessions with individuals and couples via video call and telephone, and face to face outdoor sessions with individuals.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (hons) - Psychology
  • Foundation degree - Counselling
  • Registered Member - BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Relate counsellor - working with individuals and couples
  • Trained practitioner - Therapy for Depression
  • TA101 certificate - Transactional Analysis
  • DBS certified
  • Committed to Continuing Professional Development
  • Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England)
  • Samaritans 'listening' volunteer experience
  • Mentoring experience - eg, charity sector, professional membership organisation, universities

Member organisations


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

- Short, medium and long term on-going counselling programmes

- One-off sessions

- Extended sessions

- Creativity in therapy sessions

- Outdoor sessions including Walk/Talk therapy

- Support groups

- Daily and weekly support mini session packages

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Free, short phone or video conversation to briefly discuss your issues, for me to answer any questions you may have about counselling, for us both to see how it might feel to work together, and to discuss a way forward.

50 Minute on-going counselling sessions by video or phone from £45-£60 (individuals) / £55-£70 (couples).

Longer and other types of sessions also available - prices depend on duration, time of day, day of week, individual or couple etc.

Block booking discounts for 10+ sessions.

Further information

I abide by UK law and the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Code of Ethics.

Employee Assistance/Counselling and GP referrals welcome.


N Yorks

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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 Unspecified


Appointments available - phone, online, or outdoors/face to face (socially distanced, sitting or walking in safe, public, scenic locations during daylight hours).

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Kaye Barney - Relationship Counsellor: BA (hons), MBACP

Kaye Barney - Relationship Counsellor: BA (hons), MBACP