About me

Hi, I’m Richard & I’m a therapist based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

I originally qualified in 2007 and have continued to work under my core beliefs of the person-centred model, helping people to explore challenges they may be experiencing and working together with clients at their own pace to help find a way forward. I am also a trained EMDR practitioner, which provides me with additional skills to help those affected by ongoing symptoms of trauma.

My career has provided opportunities to work within many different settings, including managing a busy NHS service, working in prisons/courts helping offenders rehabilitate into the community, working with many voluntary sector providers and also significant experience in major multi-national corporate organisations. In addition I’ve also maintained my private practice work.

Inherently my central focus is that we are all equal and I offer a space and time that is welcoming, judgement-free, professional and safe, to work with the many different and diverse reasons why people may choose to talk with a therapist.

We all experience many different life experiences, some of which may be expected/foreseen but sometimes events and emotions take us by surprise and we may need that extra support, no matter who we are or what our circumstances, to work through things.

For an initial conversation to talk about how we may be able to work together then please don't hesitate to call, or find out more about me, my services and my experience at https://www.rbtherapy.co.uk

I look forward to us working together or in the least, with my extensive knowledge and connections, assisting you to connect with the right people who may be able to help with your individual situation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Lev 4 Dip. Counselling (2007)

Lev 4 Dip. Addiction Studies & Substance Misuse (2010)

Qualified & Registered Caldicott Guardian (2013-2015)

EMDR in Trauma Therapy & Coaching (2018/19)

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

My current sessional rate is £50/session although please contact me to discuss any concessional factors


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South Yorkshire

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Richard Brotherston-Barnett

Richard Brotherston-Barnett