Dr Tasha Barlow
EFT Couples Therapist
I now work exclusively with couples.
I use Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT- see ICEEFT web site for more details)
This approach developed by Susan Johnson of ICEEFT draws on insights from couples research and has been shown to be effective in research studies.
Training, qualifications & experience
My initial career was in medicine. I qualified and worked as a medical doctor and specialised in Spinal Injury and Neurological Rehabilitation.
I became interested in the emotional and spiritual aspects of illness and the connection between the mind and the body, and this has informed my approach in all my roles.
I developed and pursued an interest in neurobiology which continues to inform my approach to Psychotherapy.
I developed and pursued an interest in ethical practice which has also continued to inform and shape my approach to Psychotherapy.
In 1998 I moved from Neurology into Psychiatry. I have worked with adults, children and families, forensic services, looked after children, elderly people, and people with learning disability.
In 2002 and 2004 I studied for an advanced diploma in Humanistic Counselling and began my counselling career alongside medicine.
Qualifications and Training -
EFT Couples Therapist I.C.E.E.F.T
Degree in Medicine 1979-86, Bristol University, Bristol, UK
MA Medical Ethics 1989-90
Focusing Training 1992-98
Training in Cognitive Therapy 1998-99
Training in Psychiatry 1998-2002
Training in Humanistic Counselling 2002-4, Exeter College, Exeter, UK
Non Violent Communication Training and groups 2003-7
Training in Systemic and Narrative Therapies 2003-2008
Training in working with trauma and abuse- various 2004 onwards
CBT and the Brain Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training 2013 Level 1 Trauma Training, 2013-2015 Level 2 Emotion Processing and Developmental Trauma, 2015-2017 Level 3 Certification Training.
Attachment Narrative Therapy 40 hour module Jan-April 2016
Introduction to Video Interaction Guidance Jan 2016
Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy fro couples March 2018
Professional Membership and Standards
I have accredited membership with the National Counselling Society (NCS)
I have professional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) to work privately as a doctor and psychiatrist and to practice such therapies as I have training and competency in.
I have professional indemnity with Towergate Professional Risks.
I work within the ethical frameworks of both NCS and GMC.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parenting difficulties with children with autism.
Photos & videos
My fees are
Individuals 1 hour £70
Couples 75 Minutes £80
Sessions are usually once a week but can be more or less by arrangement.
I work from East Finchley Consulting in East Finchley, a few minutes rrom East Finchley Tube Station.
I have sessions available throughout the week includong Saturday and Sunday.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Sessions available 7 days a week
Types of client