Keila Barnard MBACP
Lombard Wellbeing Centre
12/17 Upper Bridge Street
I think that choosing a counsellor from the internet is a bit like choosing anything from the internet; you decide from the picture and write up whether it might be right for you, but you never really know until you meet your choice, which is why I offer a free of charge first consultation(up to 30 minutes).
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, which means that I can draw on a range of skills aiming to find the way of working which suits you best. The best outcome for therapy is achieved when there is a good relationship between counsellor and client, and I firmly believe that our work together is a collaborative effort.
Often the difficulties which we struggle with in life aren’t developed in an instant, so I feel that they’re probably not going to be solved in an instant either, which is why I offer long term as well as short term therapy. My client work experience has included issues such as:
- Chronic pain/Fibromyalgia
- Hoarding behaviours
- Relationship and attachment difficulties
- Attachment issues
Although working primarily with adults, I have also worked with children victims of crime in an emotional supporting capacity. I also split my work between private practice and voluntary/non-profit.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and registered counsellor holding a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. This is an integrative qualification which means I am able to be guided by various models. I have also trained in Bereavement Care and CBT skills.
I have experienced of working with people who suffer with chronic pain conditions, victims of crime, bereaved clients and for the last few years I have worked within a very busy counselling service in Canterbury which offers affordable therapy to the local community.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My usual fees are £40 per session. Occasionally I can offer concessions discussed and agreed on a case by case basis.
*Counselling/Psychotherapy student rate offered.
Sessions are usually held on a weekly basis but can sometimes be adjusted to suit needs e.g shift work
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Various inc some evening and weekend appointments
Types of client