Ursula Barnes MA(Cantab), MSc, MBACP (Accred), UKCP
PLEASE NOTE: MY WORK IS CURRENTLY ONLINE AND I HOPING TO RETURN TO FACE-TO-FACE WORK IN THE NEAR FUTURE
I am a sympathetic counsellor and psychotherapist, available to work with individuals, couples and families. Some clients come to me in a crisis, others have a sense they would like to 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.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
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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