Louise Barnard MA BPC MBACP (Snr. Accred) Dip. Art Therapy
Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, angry or stressed, these are powerful emotions which can feel overwhelming. You may feel stuck and unable to progress in your life.
Perhaps you find yourself thinking that you often feel this way and that you can't seem to 'shake it off'. Or maybe something has happened recently that you can't seem to recover from, you can't get yourself back on an even footing.
Sometimes sharing with friends or family can be enough and yet at other times, it is more helpful to speak with someone, with whom you can say what's on your mind without the fear of upsetting those you are close to. I understand that it takes some courage to seek out support and help and yet talking to someone can bring a great deal of relief: to be listened to and taken seriously.
I offer a safe and confidential space to talk and to think about your feelings and concerns. Talking and thinking within a professional therapeutic environment, offers an increased understanding. Your patterns of thought may have developed over time and repeat in the present, and these ways of being can cause difficulties in current relationships.
As a Tavistock trained Psychotherapist, with over 20 years of experience, I can help people with their difficulties. The development of a therapeutic alliance, can, I believe assist with progress in many areas of your life, thinking about the conscious and unconscious sources of your concerns.
It is usually helpful to have two or three consultation meetings: these meetings give an opportunity to experience the type of therapy I offer and to discuss what might be the most helpful form of treatment; either a short term intervention or a treatment that is once a week or more frequent with an open ended contract.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Member of British Psychoanalytic Council BPC
- Member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists TSP
- Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP Snr Accred
- Clinical trainings in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at Tavistock Portman NHS Trust
- Post Foundation Seminars at the Institute of Psychoanalysis
- Further Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Diploma in Person Centered Art Therapy
- EMDR - a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
I studied at the Tavistock completing an MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and the clinical training in Intercultural Psychotherapy.
I also initially completed a diploma and further diploma in Psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy and a Diploma in Art Therapy.
I have been working as Psychotherapist for over 20 years. Whilst I have maintained a private practice, I have also worked in a variety of different settings: in the Trauma Unit at the Tavistock Portman NHS Trust, with Scots who now live in London through the charity Scotscare, with refugees and asylum seekers at the British Red Cross, at a Women's Refuge and with a charity that supports mothers with new babies.
I am currently co-authoring a paper for a journal and a chapter on the setting up of the Psychotherapy Service for Refugees and Asylum seekers at the British Red Cross, which I hope will be published in 2018.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
It is usually helpful to have two or three consultation meetings in which presenting issues can be talked about together with a discussion of the fee and also what might be the most helpful form of treatment; either a short term intervention or treatment that is once a week or more frequent with an open ended contract.