Since qualifying as a counsellor, Barbara has worked short-term with homeless clients and long-term with clients with mental health problems.
She mainly works according to the person-centred model which means that she aims to relate to her clients rather than diagnosing them or interpreting their experiences. It is her belief that every person has within themselves a deep reservoir of resources to deal effectively with life’s challenges and can find their own inner truth when it comes to decision-making and dialoguing with others.
She is also influenced by existentialism, in that she believes that many of our problems are based in our philosophical belief system, of which we are often not aware and which may be helpful or unhelpful.
She believes that we are all each other’s counsellors and that the personal growth that can come from counselling and from life itself is everybody’s birth-right and can continue as long as we are alive.
She is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adheres to the association’s Ethical Framework.
Areas of specialism:
Mental Health, Suicide, Young People.