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Louise Barrington Counsellor, and EMDR Trauma Therapist, MBACP(Accred)

London, SE25
07983 474294 07983 474294 Registered / Accredited

About me

Hello and welcome.

If you need support during the current Coronavirus pandemic I am available and have spaces to see new clients. In line with government and BACP advice all of my work is currently taking place online/telephone to ensure client safety. Once the current restrictions change this will be reviewed and we can agree how you wish your sessions to continue.

I am a Registered, Accredited Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and my training has incorporated a range of different counselling models so that I'm able to draw from a number of approaches in our work together. I believe that, as we are all unique individuals, we need therapy which is able to embrace our uniqueness rather than expecting us to fit in with one particular way of working.

I believe we get the most benefit from counselling and psychotherapy when we are able to work together in a way which lets us feel safe and accepted; for our weaknesses as well as our strengths. When we can enter into a trusting therapeutic relationship, we are able to heal, grow and move our lives forward. I offer a safe and welcoming counselling space where we can explore whatever has brought you to counselling.

My experience includes working with adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and trauma; both drug, alcohol and other addictions; relationship difficulties and relationship breakdown, mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and Bipolar; bereavement and loss; feeling 'stuck' in life, feeling "is this it", as well as work with children and young people. I offer both short-term and long-term therapy.

I decided to train as a therapist because I believe that sometimes in life, we can feel isolated, alone and unable to cope. It may be that we are surounded by friends and family but may not feel we can share our problems, anxieties or fears with them, because we feel they won't understand, we don't want to burden them with our problems, we fear rejection, feel shame, or because we at times may just not have anyone we can turn to.

Counselling is a unique relationship where you can explore your worries and difficulties without fear of judgement, shame or rejection. Together through counselling,  we can work through whatever may be causing you pain and distress so that you can make sense of, and process, your experiences from the present and the past so that you can make different choices about your future.

In addition to my accredited Counselling training I have also undertaken a range of additional qualifications and trainings to further enhance my practice. I am a qualified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Practitioner. EMDR is a specialist trauma psychotherapy created to help people process blocked and stuck memories which may be interfering with the here and now, for example by causing flashbacks and panic attacks. In addition to trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) EMDR is also used for anxiety, urge reduction and a range of other difficulties. In fact EMDR is useful whatever your difficulties are and can be used as a stand alone therapy or integrated with other models I am trained in.

I am also a qualified Therapeutic Coach and also integrate some aspects of this into my therapy where appropriate.


I work in South East London, with easy access to a range of means of public transport, and with free on- street parking locally. My practice is convenient for Croydon, Beckenham, Crystal Palace, Penge, Wimbledon and other areas of South East London and I am close to mainline rail stations with direct lines from London Bridge and Victoria, tram links and bus routes.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited)

Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited)

Fusion Diploma in Therapeutic Coaching (BACP Accredited)

BSc(Hons) Psychology

Levels 1,2,3 EMDR Practitioner training accredited by EMDR Europe Association

Diploma in Systemic Supervision - Institute of Family Therapy

Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Practice – Year 2 Intermediate (Families and Couples) - Institute of Family Therapy

Additional Training across a range of specialist areas such as:

Mental Health
Childhood Sexual Abuse
Domestic Abuse
Mental Health
Trauma Therapy
Counselling Young People
Play Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Disorganised Attachment
Attachment, Child Development and Loss
Systemic Practice
Coaching and Mentoring
EMDR

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

My fees start at £45.00 per counselling hour, dependant upon income. The counselling hour lasts 50 minutes.

Initial consultations are for 50 minutes and are charged at the same rates.
EMDR sessions are ideally 90 minutes long and are therefore priced accordingly

Some concessions may at times be available for counselling students, subject to space availability

Further information

If you have any questions, or would like to arrange an initial assessment to explore your needs and to see if we can work together, please feel free to contact me by telephone or email and I will respond as soon as I am able to.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

I currently have Daytime spaces available. I also have some availability on Sundays and very limited evening availability.Please feel free to call me to discuss possible options.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Louise Barrington Counsellor, and EMDR Trauma Therapist, MBACP(Accred)

Louise Barrington Counsellor, and EMDR Trauma Therapist, MBACP(Accred)