S. Roula Barlika Dip. Couns., MSc., BSc. Psych.
Face to face sessions are not currently offered. Online or phone counselling sessions are available during the COVID-19 outbreak.
I understand that it takes strength to ask for help from someone you do not know and deciding on a therapist to work with is a daunting task, so I would like to introduce myself to you as a counsellor and how I work.
I'm Roula, I am qualified, professionally registered and experienced. My deep belief that we are all unique shapes my work with my clients. I appreciate the unique essence of a person separate from the influence of a painful past and the ongoing abuse of a cruel inner voice.
In therapy with me there is no judgement, just acceptance, honesty and authenticity. I can offer you trust, kindness, warmth and the occasional humour. I will help you to truly know and understand yourself and support you in implementing changes in your life that are true to who you really are.
We will explore your past experiences if you wish so and examine how your past has shaped who you are, the way you think, the way you relate to others and how it contributes to your presenting problems. We will work on how you feel in the "here and now" and explore ways of coping better and feeling happier in your life.
My experience has been gained through working in private practice and in the counselling services of two large mental health charities and of a University, helping clients with varied presentations such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship problems, grief and loss, addiction, trauma, abuse and other issues.
My specialisms are Eating Disorders and Weight Loss Counselling. I have been working with clients to help them understand that our use of food can be emotionally charged and that it may mask events and uncomfortable feelings which we find difficult to deal with. With my help clients can understand their relationship with food, explore barriers to healthy eating, and discover their inner resources to create a healthier relationship with food and themselves.
If you would like to learn more about me or see what clients have said about the way I work with them, please visit my website at www.innersightcounselling.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Master's Degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations
- Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Continuous Professional Development
- Practitioner Skills in Eating Disorders
- Working with obesity, looking at food addiction/binge eating disorder
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Diploma (currently studying)
- PTSD Counselling course
- Understanding bipolar disorder
- Tackling Addiction
- Overcoming Low Self-Esteem
- The Grief Recovery Method
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- £40 (for introductory session only)
- £55 per session
Sessions last for 50 minutes. Fees are paid in cash at the session or by bank transfer prior to the session.
£20 deposit required to secure your booking for the initial session. Deposit refundable subject to 30-hour cancellation notice.
The practice where I work from has excellent links to road, bus and tube networks.