Samantha Barnes "Registered BACP member"
I am a Integrative Counsellor who is passionate about working with individuals to help support them to live more fulfilled and healthier lifestyles. I feel confident that counselling can support individuals in becoming aware of their own feelings and behaviours to understand situations in allowing them to make the necessary decisions to change their lives.
I am authentic and comfortable working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and age groups. I have excellent empathic listening, verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
Taking an holistic approach to life, I realise that it can take a lot to make and sustain changes. Using meditation, mindfulness practices and exercise amongst other self-care techniques, can help you to stay motivated and focused.
I offer a person-centred approach and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to support individuals in a safe setting where individuals can come and work through there issues or concerns, working together we can find a way. Recognising your own anxieties and stress can be difficult to share with others, having a personal and confidential space to explore those feelings are important.
I provide a safe and confidential space for individuals to talk allowing you to work through feelings that are impacting your everyday life. Recognising which are your problems and others problems to solve can be tricky sometimes. Working together at your pace we can find a way to make changes to improve these difficulties.
I work from a home-based counselling room which is both quiet and private, this is within a five-minute walk from public transport links and easily reachable.
I do not publish my address on here but, once we have agreed a first appointment, I will give you all the information you need to get to me after a telephone consultation.
I offer face to face person centred therapy to adults on a long/short-term basis dealing with anxiety and depression.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I have been Volunteer Counsellor at Rochdale and District Mind over the last three years offering therapy to adults with mild to moderate depression which also included me co-delivering an 8-week Mindfulness Course.
I am also a Creative Therapy volunteer at Spring Hill Hospice supporting the facilitation of a range of creative and expressive activities to patients attending and visiting day hospice.
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
Fees are £40 for an individual session for up to an hour.
Payable as cash or by bank transfer at the beginning of the session.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Health related issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Person-centred therapy