Ros Barker MA, MBACP, BPC
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
£75 - £85
Negotiable fees for those on lower incomes
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays: daytime and evenings I respond to enquiries during working hours.
Types of client