Lynne Barker MBACP Adv.Dip, PGCE, BA Hons,
BACP qualified practitioner with over 10 years of extensive experience in therapy and mental health, abroad and in the UK. I work with individuals and couples, covering a wide variety of life issues including trauma, suicide, loss, family and relationship problems, stress, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, abuse (male and female), negative thinking, and behavioural issues.
How I work
I provide a confidential, safe therapeutic space for you to slow down, unravel your thoughts and breathe…
It's your time, your pace, your direction - the whole process is tailored entirely to fit you. Working with your strengths, we look at where you've come from, where you are now, and where you want to be. It's a great learning and growing experience - one that forces you to question old habits and examine how ultimately to get more out of life!
Viewing familiar issues from different angles, you can begin to develop insights that will free up decision-making, and unlock potential, both personal and professional.
Our sessions might be challenging and even quite hard work, but underpinning our work will be a strong and trusting working relationship. We will be operating as a team towards a common goal; aiming ultimately to transform your issues from an obstacle or weakness into the rock of experience that you stand on.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Honours Russian and German (Exeter University)
PGCE (Cambridge University)
British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) Registered Counsellor (MBACP)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Understanding if counselling is for you and/or finding the right counsellor can be tricky. I am happy with a one-off meeting, a few weeks or long term, allowing you to lead and for us to progress at a pace and in the direction with best supports you.
I offer a reduced fee (£30 individuals, £40 couples) for our first face-to-face session, or 15 minutes free on zoom/telephone. Should you decide you would like to continue, then any additional 50-minute sessions are charged at £50 for individuals and £60 for couples. Duration and frequency of treatment will be discussed at the initial consultation.
For more information about me and how I work, I welcome you to look at my website: lynnebtherapy.co.uk. Please feel free also to ring/text me or send me an email for us to talk things through.
Concessions offered for
Happy to work on the weekends if required.