My name is Barbara. I am a chartered counselling psychologist and
counsellor. I work with individuals who experience depression, anxiety,
loneliness, relationship issues, loss, life transitions and stress of
every day life. I have had continual success in helping people to
discover a sense of personal resource and resilience in the face of
My consulting rooms are in Hampstead, NW3 and in Canary
Wharf, E14. I am registered with the British Psychological Society and the
Health & Care Professions Council.
I am very pleased to hear
from private individuals considering therapy. I also accept referrals
from GPs and other professionals/organisations concerned with
My clients often tell me that I am a very
good listener. To me, two essentials are: an understanding of an issue
from your unique personal perspective and providing time and space where
you may explore and make sense of your experience.
The type of
therapy I offer can be described as relational - integrative. By this I
mean that I deeply appreciate the healing value of therapeutic
relationship in the process of overcoming your difficulties.
Importantly, my extensive training as a counsellor and counselling
psychologist has enabled me to draw on the most appropriate therapeutic
approaches to suit your individual needs. In other words, I consider
that no single approach fits all, as all individuals are unique.
undertaking my career in psychology and psychotherapy, I set up and ran
my own successful healthcare company. I believe that this particular
professional background has equipped me to provide a balanced approach
to a diverse range of concerns.
Areas of work
my practice, I work on a one-to-one basis and offer brief or longer
term therapeutic programmes individually tailored to suit your personal
I can help with long standing difficulties, specific
personal or/and professional dilemmas; or just to gain a sense of
clarity and ease in everyday life.
While I work with a wide range of issues, I am particularly interested in working with middle-aged and older adults.
With these age groups much of my work focuses on feelings related to
anxiety, loss, depression and/or the effect of ageing difficulties on
how one relates to oneself and/or others and the world. I recognise
that the experience of growing older may be very different for each
In particular, I am experienced in the following key areas:
- quality of relationships & attachment issues
- psychological relationship to time
- life transitions & developmental processes
- coming to terms with chronic or terminal illness such as cancer, dementia or Parkinson’s disease
- ageing issues such as: physical/psychological age-related changes; increased awareness of mortality and finitude
- concerns with loneliness or dependence
2010, I have been a committed volunteer counsellor with the UK’s
leading charity dedicated to later life – AGE UK, where I counsel people
aged 55 years or older. Together with my colleagues from AGE UK I share
the vision of supporting older people from all walks of life.
I encourage any individual to come for an initial session with me before they commit to a course of therapy.
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (PsychD) - University of Roehampton
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling (UKCP accredited) - University of Roehampton
BSc (Hons) in Psychology – University of Westminster
CPsychol Chartered Psychologist of British Psychological Society
Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered
Age UK since 2010
The City and East London Bereavement Service: 2010-2012