Louise Barker MSc, PG Dip, BABCP accredited.
Are you looking for a compassionate therapist who can provide a place for you or your child to be listened to and also equip you or your child with the knowledge and skills to become your own therapist?
I am a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with 25 years experience of enabling both adults and children improve their emotional and mental health. I have worked in a variety of NHS mental health services including child and adolescent mental health, addictions and Psychological Therapy Services. As well as private practice I work part-time in the NHS providing psychological therapy to young people and adults who have problems with low mood or excessive anxiety.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an umbrella term that includes compassion focused therapy and mindfulness approaches. It is considered to be one of the most effective forms of psychotherapy to come along in recent years and and can provide you or you child with life long knowledge and skills.
In order to to become BABCP accredited I have undergone significant post graduate education and supervised practice in CBT with adults, children and young people.
I provide therapy at my home office in Four Marks and an office in Alton town centre. I can also visit clients homes and see children and young people at their school or college if appropriate.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Psychological Treatment-CBT route ( Merit), University of Reading.
- MSc Addictive Behaviour (distinction), St. George’s Medical School, University of London.
- Diploma in Solution-focused Therapy: a family perspective, Institute of Family Therapy, London.
- Transactional Analysis 101.
BABCP accredited (British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Exstensive experience working with children an young people.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£70 per 50 minute session .This includes all reports, questionnaires, liaison, emails and phone calls etc.
Free initial telephone consultation.
Please enquire for costs of home, school or college visits.
I am recognised by most health insurance companies.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday, evenings and Saturday morning.
Types of client