Everyone’s ability to deal with difficult times is different. Events such as bereavement, separation or divorce, relationship issues and work stress can make you feel anxious or depressed. Counselling can help you to identify and manage these problems.

What is my approach to Counselling?

Person centred counselling takes the view that every individual has their own resources which are needed for growth, and places them into a safe, non judgemental space to begin exploring the issues that are causing you difficulty. It is about having a place to be heard and cared for.

There are many reasons that people choose to speak with a counsellor. Some find that it can help them deal with a specific problem. Others use it as a way to explore ways to find a more rewarding and fulfilling way to live or better manage an ongoing condition.

I can support you through counselling on a range of issues. Here are a few examples:

  • Depression and generalised anxiety
  • Family issues
  • Low self-confidence and low self-esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress, sadness and feelings of isolation
  • University student issues
  • Bereavement and other loss
  • Abusive relationships

Once you have had your introductory meeting with me to discuss your expectations, counselling sessions would likely be weekly, for around six sessions or longer if needed. There is of course flexibility in this structure however, based on each individual’s needs.

For more information about Barbara’s counselling service or to make an appointment email or using the form in the Contact section of this website.


“Thank you so much for helping me through a very difficult time”

“Thank you again for the support you have given me over the past few months”

“I’ve regained my confidence and feel ready to move ahead with my life…thank you!”