Dr Tasha Barlow
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I work with Couples and individuals.
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 proven benefit.
It identifies the roots of couple distress and brings forth healing between partners through an experiential method delivered with empathy and clear direction.
I work with individuals using an approach which integrates my knowledge and training from Humanistic Counselling, EFT, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Neurobiology and Medicine.
At the heart of my practice I work towards an open and collaborative connection with you in our work together. I will share all I know and think with you but respect your views and beliefs too. There are usually many ways to understand things, especially in the mind and experience, people are all different and I try to find the best way to work with you, by asking for your feedback and views along the way.
I trained and worked in medicine before moving into the world of mental health and counselling 20 years ago.
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 -
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.
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
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parenting difficulties with children with autism.
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My fees are
Individuals 1 hour £50
Couples 75 Minutes £60
Sessions are usually once a week but can be more or less by arrangement.
I work from Anshna Counselling and Psychotherapy in North Finchley
I have sessions available Monday 8-3pm and some evenings.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 8am to 2pm
Types of client