Melissa Barber, Counsellor, MBACP (Reg.)
Life can be challenging. We can feel like we’ve lost our way or even lost ourselves. Sometimes, being with someone independent of your life, circumstances and relationships can be the best way to put things into perspective.
As a qualified, BACP registered counsellor I can offer you the attention, patience and space required to help you to work out what is really going on for you; a place of clarity and new possibilities. I offer daytime, evening and Saturday appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Psychodynamic Counselling (completing in 2021)
Level 4 Diploma Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Prior to training to become a Counsellor I worked in marketing and business strategy. I have also worked as a pastoral manager, supporting both students and parents in secondary education. Outside of my private practice, I have volunteered at Arc counselling and continue to volunteer at Sandhurst Counselling Service.
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
My fee is £45 per 50-minute session. Fees are to be paid by bank transfer 24 hours before each session.