About me

PLEASE NOTE: THE MAJORITY OF MY WORK IS CURRENTLY ONLINE

All of our lives are disrupted at the moment. As well as those suffering from the loss of a loved one, those working on the front line, those who have been ill themselves, there are many others who are suffering anxiety, disrupted work, and economic uncertainty.

I am a sympathetic counsellor and psychotherapist, available to work with individuals, couples and families facing difficult circumstances. Some clients come to me for support in a crisis, others with a sense they would like to tackle deep-seated issues and get more out of life.

My clients have issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and bereavement. Whatever your concerns, I match my approach to your unique needs and situation. We can work in a way that is brief and targeted, or longer and open-ended. I have a wide range of skills and approaches from which to draw and aim to help you understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviour so that you find new ways of approaching life.

I am fully qualified and have extensive experience of working with individuals, couples and families, in the NHS, in general counselling, in bereavement and parenting work.



If you would like to explore whether counselling/psychotherapy is for you, please phone or email in confidence.

My practice covers the areas of Highgate, Dartmouth Park, Hampstead and surrounding areas.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA (Cantab), MBACP (Accred), UKCP, MSc Systemic Therapy, Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Graduate Certificate Counselling Psychology

My wide experience includes working in the NHS, in a general counselling service, with couples and families, and with people who have suffered a bereavement. I have many years experience in private practice.

My working style integrates approaches from different therapeutic schools and enables me to match my style to each client’s particular needs.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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Availability

I am available weekdays and evenings

23 Dartmouth Park Road
Kentish Town
NW5 1SU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Ursula Barnes

Ursula Barnes