I’m Rebecca Barry,
a counsellor based in Warwickshire

Join me for phone or webcam sessions

…heartbroken, lonely, confused, angry, empty, depressed, afraid, anxious, unfulfilled, stuck, overwhelmed…?

Maybe it’s time to talk

Counselling – a talking therapy – offers regular, confidential, safe space to look at the things you don’t like about your life and work towards change. If you think counselling might be the way forward, I can help

With a warm heart, cool head and open mind I will:

  • Properly listen, respect your experience, value your feelings
  • Help you explore, find understanding and clarity
  • Support you to reflect, refresh, make changes
  • Encourage your ‘best you’ with increased self-awareness and personal resilience

How I work

I can’t magic away difficult life-circumstances and don’t tell you what you should do next.

I am here to listen and help you find your way.

In your search for a counsellor you’ve probably come across various counselling approaches advertised.

My approach is Person-Centred Integrative.

Put simply, Person Centred means I think you, the client, are the expert on your own life and know where it hurts. Even if you may not believe it yet, I trust that you have the answers within – my role is to be alongside and help you to find them, however challenging that might be.

And because counselling is not a one-size-fits-all process, the Integrative part means I can integrate other ideas into our work if they are helpful and appropriate.

Research shows there is an equal success rate between all the main theoretical approaches…

It also shows that whatever the theory, our relationship as counsellor and client is just as important.

I hope you’ll find me easy to talk to and empathic and that we can build a therapeutic relationship based in warmth and acceptance, trust and openness.

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I follow their Ethical Framework and will explain the ethical boundaries that protect us when we start working together. You can find out about our core principles, commitment to clients and much more at www.bacp.co.uk

To cover my remote practice, I am also a member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online and adhere to their Code of Ethics specific to working remotely. Find them at acto-org.uk

Qualifications and experience

  • BA Language and Human Communication
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Continued Professional Development

  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Awareness of Substance Misuse
  • Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People
  • Working Therapeutically with Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
  • CBT and Counselling with Autism Spectrum Disorder Clients
  • Introduction to Gestalt Therapy

In addition to private practice

I counsel with Age UK Coventry and Warwickshire’s Counselling Service to support and include clients of every age. I also have experience working in GP surgeries and community-hub settings counselling patients.

We’ve all had to adapt under Covid-19 conditions and I have taken further training to enhance my skills in telephone and video counselling. Although we may not be meeting face-to-face right now, our work together continues…

Professional bodies

Practicalities

Because I offer sessions remotely - by phone or online via Zoom – we can connect wherever you are in the UK.

Once the pandemic measures are lifted and we are happy to meet in person I look forward to seeing clients again in Stratford-upon-Avon, Leamington Spa and surrounding areas.

We typically have one session per week, keeping the same regular day and time.

Sessions last 50 minutes, and we will discuss how many might be suitable. Bear in mind that in counselling we always work towards an ending, so ethically it is important to review and discuss progress and numbers of sessions.

Clients often find weekends more convenient: my hours are 9AM – 2PM Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Fees

Telephone or Zoom fees are £50 per session, payable in advance please by BACS.

Get in touch

For further information and to discuss working together, please contact me at: email me 07368 143927

If you leave a message please remember to give your contact number! Rest assured that I check emails, texts and voicemail regularly during office hours and will get back to you as soon as I can.

I look forward to hearing from you…

Rebecca mail phone