I am a qualified counsellor, holding Postgraduate Diplomas in Counselling and Learning and Development and Certificates in Stress Management and Creative Supervision.

A member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP) and The Association for Person Centred Therapy (PCT Scotland), I work to the strict code of ethics set down by the BACP ethical framework.

My professional background includes senior management and staff development roles in the recruitment sector, with extensive experience of employability and other career issues, including workplace relationship difficulties and workplace bullying and stress.

I also have 25 years of experience in coaching and mentoring individuals across a range of areas, such as:

  • Career transitions
  • Stress management
  • Personal development
  • Management Development
  • Assertiveness and improving confidence
  • Performance Management


“I find Barbara refreshingly honest, authentic and caring. A very dynamic and positive approach to making things happen for the benefit of others, without any ‘masks’, is both educational and inspiring. Spending time with Barbara has helped me grow aware of what can be possible for me in life through her attuned listening, bold and exploring questions and guiding sense of helpfulness and coaching. Barbara’s tremendous experience, blended with a good sense of humour and ability to share wisdom, time, passion and energy is a gift. Thank you.”

“Barbara excels as a coach and mentor. I have no hesitation in recommending her. She is sympathetic and understanding but challenging enough to ensure her clients reach their goals, whether that is coming to terms with a difficult experience or improving confidence and performance at work.”