About me

I am a psychotherapist for open ended therapy and a specialist in time limited counselling : 6 or 12 sessions.

In addition to having completed a rigorous training in Psychotherapy, I have also trained as a time limited therapist.

I have more than 18 years experience of working in this field in both the NHS and in a University Student Counselling Service as well as my private practice.

Time limited therapy can be a helpful and effective in a wide range of circumstances. I am able to arrange a conversation on the phone if you need further information.

I work with relationship problems, difficulties at work, parenting issues, ageing, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, boarding school syndrome, bereavement, sexual abuse and eating disorders. With my work as a Student Counsellor for over 10 years i jave developed a particular interest in working with students and those leaving full time further education.

My fees for time limited term work are negotiable so that they are affordable to you.

I also offer open-ended psychotherapy.

I provide a safe and confidential place where you can talk freely about whatever may be troubling you.

I abide by the Codes of Ethics of the Federation of Psychotherapy and Counselling, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the British Psychoanalytic Council

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF)
Certificate in Time-Limited Counselling (WPF)
Diploma in Introduction to Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (WPF)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (WPF)
BA Hons + MA English Literature University of London

Accredited member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, member of British Psychoanalytic Council, member of the Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling.

I am an experienced practitioner in NHS (Primary and Secondary care), Higher Education (I am a counsellor in University Student Counselling Service), Voluntary sector settings (12 years experience) and have worked in private practice for the last 11 years.

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.


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Issues arising from parenting, especially new mothers or parents of teenagers.
Young people and students. Problems associated with food and eating.
Difficulties arising from relationship issues.

Therapies offered


Additional information

£75 - £85

Negotiable fees for those on lower incomes


Weekdays: daytime and evenings I respond to enquiries during working hours.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Ros Barker

Ros Barker