Yvonne Barham, Individuals & Couples, BACP (Accred) BUPA & Aviva registered

Yvonne Barham, Individuals & Couples, BACP (Accred) BUPA & Aviva registered

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About me

We all have our stories to tell, many of us think that our lives are not worth talking about, that we are not important enough to speak out or have a right to be heard and something stops us from honouring who we are.

My passion is people, I work with anyone who feels out of the ordinary, or doesn't quite fit in, who feels alone or lonely, or finding it hard to make friends or trust another.

My role as a counsellor is to provide you with a warm, safe and grounded space, where your thoughts, emotions, experiences and behaviours can be shared with another so they can be heard, felt and understood and validated.

Therapy offers a way of being curious about you and your world, to look at other possibilities, in a safe, non threatening, confidential relationship with a therapist.

It provides support from someone with a different perspective. It's a place where you can talk openly and honestly about the things that are affecting you.

I offer therapy for adults and young people aged 16 and above and elderly people with life limiting conditions such as Dementia.

I have worked in the NHS, the voluntary sector and in private practice. I have a wealth of experience in sucessfully working with a wide range of issues that include, anxiety disorders and depression, childhood and current abuse including domestic violence, relationship issues, eating disorders, identity and self-worth, women’s issues, transitions and changes in life such as becoming a parent, marrying and ageing, transgender and sexuality, rape, sexual assault and violence, addictions, co-dependency and bullying and adults with ASD.

Therapy can take many forms, the best is the one that works for you. Research tells us that the most important part of therapy is the relationship you have with your therapist. Each of my client's is respected as an individual with unique experiences and expectations. So each course of therapy is bespoke to you.

We all take our mental health for granted until we notice that things aren’t quite right. We’re all susceptible to our thoughts and feelings affecting our well-being. You may have noticed changes such as a loss of energy, a loss of direction, feeling angry and so on.

It can be hard to open up and talk about difficult stuff, but talking can change what you think and feel about your past experiences and this can help you to make different choices now and in the future.

How I work.

I work in an integrative, creative and embodied way. This means that I have trained in a number of modalities and draw from them according to your needs.

Sometimes words can't describe what has happened, so I might offer another way of expressing yourself, like squeezing dough or scribbling on paper. I might use CBT to show you how to challenge your negative thoughts or look at what's making you behave in a destructive way. I might notice how you fidget and reflect this back to you.

It's helpfull to hear about your life up to the present, to understand how your past has influenced you, this can be done using a timeline or genogram.

Benefits

The benefits of therapy are many, such as feeling less anxious; having more energy, greater confidence, improved communication and better relationships.

About me.

As part of my training to become a counsellor, I had to be a counselling client, I understand how difficult it is to be vulnerable with another, to face myself and not hide, I continue this process today.

Previously, I co-managed a charity for women and girls who have been sexually assaulted or raped. I have worked as a counsellor in the NHS in a GP practice, an addictions agency, a hospice and a womens centre. I bring this experience and knowledge to my work.

Prior to training, I painted portraits and abstract art using mixed media. I have a passion for all 'Art' and doing what I can for 'the Planet Earth'.

Next Step

It’s important to find the right therapist for you. The best way to know if I can be helpful to you is to have a FREE 15 mins initial session, so I can answer your questions and calm any anxieties around what therapy is about and the benefits for you.

I am a BUPA registered counsellor: Fee assured: Verified Account

I am an Aviva recognised provider

Training, qualifications & experience

Transgender Training with Rikki Arundel

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling: CPCAB

PgDip Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: CPCAB

PODS; (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) training in Working with Relational Trauma

Intensive Stop Smoking using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:

Relate trained facilitators-Couple Counselling;

Bereavement training with the Hospice Movement:

Face to face work with clients who have suffered a bereavement:

Rape and sexual assault training with the Women's Counselling Service (Hounslow):

Telephone helpline work, for men and women:

Training counsellors in working with clients:

Guest speaker at Met Police training session for child protection:

Addiction training specifically alcohol & drug addiction: face to face work with clients:

Women only Centre; face to face work with women clients

Child Protection Training facilitated by Brent & Harrow Health Authority

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • I have specialist training in working with people with ASD.
  • I'm happy to see elderly residents in their nursing home.
  • I have a special interest in domestic abuse and the effects of this on family members.

Fees


Choosing the right therapist is difficult so I offer a free initial 15 minute telephone consultation which will give you an opportunity to talk through what you want from counselling as well as giving you a feel of what future sessions would be like.

Individual sessions: £50 per session (60 mins)


Couple Counselling £70 per session (60 mins-90 mins)

Special Rates for student counsellors and low earners

Face Time available for iPhone, iMac users

Skype available on request

I look forward to meeting you.

Further information

3-5mins from Pinner Met line station

2-3mins from local bus stops

Free on street parking except beween 11am -12 midday, Monday to Friday only
All other times parking is free.

Maps & Directions

Pinner, HA5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

Appointments are available for Early morning & Evening consultations, Monday to Saturday.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme
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