Kenneth Barker-Graham

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Burnley, Lancashire, BB11
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About me

Hi I am Ken.   (He/Him)

Are you a member of the LGBTQ community looking for therapy? I have worked at both the LGBT Foundation and also in private practice,  I have supported individuals and couples some issues clients have come to me with include self-identity; I understand the different pronouns, terminology and subsections that people associate with. Worries and fears of coming out to family and friends; and social stigma. In my couples work I have supported clients  negotiating diverse relationship needs and different types of relationships, communication issues and relationship breakdown.  I can also support you with none LGBT related issues.

Working together I can support you as an individual to build your self-worth, confidence and to become your true self.  My couples I support with a better understanding of each other's communication styles and needs,  and to achieve a sense of the way forward.

I also support straight couples with communication, conflict and worries about relationship breakdown.

With extensive experience of supporting clients through Bereavement and Suicide, I understand the complexities of loss and change when someone loses a loved one. Understanding, often it can be hard imagining a future without them. Working together, I will support you to a state of living of your 'new normal'. I also understand those complex unanswered questions you may have after someone has taken their own life, why me?, why did this happen? We can work through these together.

I also support clients presenting with many varied different issues and concerns

I have over 20 years experience of working with individuals with, Autism,  learning disabilities, their families and carers.


Now offering remote counselling via Zoom/Teams/Google Meets/Webex/Whereby/Skype or telephone at slightly reduced costs.

A safe environment in a quiet office building in Burnley.

Long term and short term therapy. Integrating different counselling techniques when needed.

Late night and Saturday Mornings appointments offering great flexibility.

In exceptional circumstances, I can also visit you in a safe environment away from my office (for an increased cost)

Reduced cost for people in the following occupations, Police, Fire, Ambulance Paramedics and Nursing. Support Worker/Carers who are paid and Unpaid Carers.

Reduced cost to Students, unemployed and retired (over 65) - (Proof required)

SPECIAL OFFER:  for student counsellors having counselling as part of their studies. Pay for all 10 sessions up front and only pay the cost of 9 sessions

Note: for sessions starting before 9am, after 6pm or on saturday they will be subject to an additional £5.00 unsociable hours premium 

Training, qualifications & experience


I have had my own business since 2019 where I have supported several clients including many who have come via their employees under Employee assist programmes.

I have also volunteered at Cedar House Preston since September 2019 supporting a varied range of clients with varying support needs.

Experience as a bereavement counsellor at two local hospices. Working with family and friends of the deceased and with patience with life limiting illnesses

Experience as a Children's Counsellor supporting teenagers with their many and varied issues, using creativity to help support our relationship.

Time spent supporting LGBT clients at  LGBT Foundation in Manchester and my other placements and own business.

Co-facilitated a Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide support group helping individuals explore feelings and thoughts about the suicide of a loved one, helping them realise that they are 'not alone' and that they may have questions they never have answers to.

Plus previously I spent 5 years as a listening volunteer with Samaritans Blackburn

My relevant qualifications include:

  • Working Theraputically Online
  • Couples Counselling
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Counselling with Brief Interventions
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling with Brief Interventions
  • CPCAB Level 4 Certificate In Working Therapeutically with Children
  • ABC Level 3 Counselling Skills
  • ABC Level 2 Counselling Concepts
  • NVQ 3 Promoting Independence of Adults with Disabilities.
  • British Sign Language Level 2
  • Drug Awareness Studies and their Applications
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Emergency First Aid at Work

I have an extensive list of continued professional development courses including

  • (National Gender Training) Transgender Awareness
  • (Afordable CPD) Gambling Awareness
  • (PODS) Trauma and the Body
  • (PODS) Working with Suicide and Self Harm
  • (Affordable CPD) BPD, ADHD, PTSD and Me

  • (Affordable CPD) Sexually Traumatic Events   

  • (PODS) Working with Shame
  • (Affordable CPD) Sex, Intimacy and Pornography
  • (Affordable CPD) Counselling Gender Variations
  • (Mind Matters) Stress Control
  • (PODS) Dealing with Distress: Working with Self Harm & Suicide
  • (PODS) Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing
  • (PODS) Working with DID in Clinical Practice
  • (BACP) Working Effectively with Trauma in a Healthcare Setting
  • (Place2Be) Safeguarding Children
  • (KAS Counselling) Introduction to Working with Sexual Diversities
  • (SOBS) Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide-Group Management Training
  • (CNW) Working Therapeutically with Eating Disorders
  • (PODS) Trauma and the Body
  • (PODS) Disassociation and DID: The Fundamentals
  • (PODS) Working with Relational Trauma
  • (PODS) Trauma, Disassociation & Recovery
  • (PH) Bereavement Awareness

Online Continued Professional Development:

  • (Place2Be) Working with Children with SLCN
  • (Place2Be) Working with Children with Special Educational Needs
  • (Healthcare Training) Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • (College of Policing) Channel General Awareness Module [Prevent]
  • (HM Government) Awareness of Forced Marriage V2
  • (IDAS) Domestic Abuse Basic Awareness
  • (Safeguarding e-Academy) Protecting Children from Sexual Exploitation

Member organisations

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Transgender/Non-Binary/Bi Gender/Gender Fluid
  • Gender
  • Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual
  • Drag/Cross Dressing
  • Asylum Seekers

Photos & videos


£50.00 - £70.00
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Each 50 minute session of 1-1 Counselling is £55 in my office,  and £50 via video/telephone

Couples £70.00 in my office or £65 on Video/telephone

Student Counsellors having counselling as part of their studies £46 Face to face £40 video/ Telephone 

Special offer for student counsellors - pay before counselling commences for 10 sessions get 1 session free. 

with discounts offered (see above)

Note: for sessions starting before 9am, after 6pm or on Saturday they will be subject to an additional £5.00 unsociable hours premium 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday 14:00-19:30, Tuesday 08.30-17:00, Wednesdays-09:00-19:00, Thursday 09:00-16:30, Friday 08:00-17:00, Saturday 09:00-13:00 (Last appointment one hour before time stated).    

Further information

I look forward to speaking with you soon. Do not hesitate to contact me for any further questions or queries.

Burnley, Lancashire, BB11

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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My office is at the top of 2 flight of stairs with no other access. If this is an issue we can meet somewhere more accessible or via video services Zoom/Teams/Whereby

Additional languages

Very Basic British Sign Language level 2

Online platforms

Google Meet
Kenneth Barker-Graham
Kenneth Barker-Graham