ST BARNABAS COUNSELLING CENTRE
We have 30 counsellors offering a wide range of skills and experience. We deal with all areas of counselling and after your Intake session we aim to offer you appointments with a counsellor who best meets your needs. You can expect to be treated with respect and without judgement and to be seen as soon as possible after your Intake appointment.
The Centre was founded in 1974 and has evolved into a professional counselling agency with a reputation for providing a high standard of care to its clients and providing good support and on-going training for its counsellors. We are a not-for-profit organisation and we aim to offer affordable counselling open to everyone.
We are an open organisation with no religious affiliations.
Training, qualifications & experience
The Centre is an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such is bound by the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and also its complaints procedure.
Our counsellors have a wide range of skills and experience and work in different ways according to their training. we offer face-to-face individual counselling generally. Online and telephone therapy are available.
During the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown we are offering online and telephone counselling.
Member organisations *
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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 we deal with
INTAKE (your introductory appointment): £18
EACH COUNSELLING SESSION as a guide we suggest:
£18 per session if you are on a low income
£20 per session if family income is£15,000
£25 per session if family income is £20,000
£30 per session if family income is £25,000
£35 per session if family income is £30,000
£40 per session if family income is £35,000
EVENINGS : from £25-40
Our professional counsellors, many of whom also work in the private sector, give their time without charge for certain days each week. There are substantial costs in running the Centre, and in order to provide our services we do need a contribution towards your counselling. There is currently a bursary for clients who cannot afford the minimum suggested donation of £18.
Concessions offered for
During the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown please call 07737 761256 or text that number or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up online or phone counselling for you.
Please look at our website for more information and details of how to find us www.stbcc.org.
You are welcome to call our reception line on (01603) 625222 for further information. Our volunteer receptionists are available 9-5 Monday-Friday.