Brendan Barnes: Integrative Counsellor, london, EC2Y
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Brendan Barnes

Integrative counsellor
Online , london EC2Y
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About Me

 

 

Committing to counselling is a big step for many people and often comes at a point of difficulty in their lives. Change is sought but seems hard to achieve.

Feeling safe in a space where your thoughts are listened to and acknowledged is important. I aim to support client's understanding of the values, beliefs, choices and assumptions that have shaped their lives and their awareness of any underlying patterns and sources of difficulty. We work together to understand what is happening for you and the narrative of your life. Its a collaboration. I allow clients to define the direction and pace of the work, while encouraging them to deepen their reflection. An integrative approach means that different resources can be drawn on depending on your needs. I work online and can offer short-term counselling, but normally the duration of therapy is open-ended but with regular check-ins to ensure that the work remains relevant to the your needs. Clients can end counselling whenever they feel it is right for them to do so. In the recent past, I have worked with anxiety, stress, depression, anger and feelings of loss of meaning and direction.

In terms of background, I studied Psychology at University. Following graduation, I worked initially in London and, for the last 20 years, in Brussels. During this time I worked across different organisational and national cultures and with people holding different values. In 2016, following a period  of personal reflection, I commenced training as an Integrative Counsellor and have been working with clients since 2019. My own experience with counselling led me to a conviction about its benefits and its contribution to enabling us to understand and accept ourselves as we are.

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Locations

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First Practice
Address
london
london
EC2Y 8BT

Online

I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Anger
Anxiety
Dissociation
Finding meaning
Panic attacks
Self-esteem
Depression
Burnout/Work-Related Stress
Trauma
Emotional abuse

Therapy offered

On video

Client groups

Adult

Fees

I charge £ 50 per session. Its important that you find a counsellor you feel you can be comfortable with, so I do not charge for the first session as I view this as a chance for us both to see whether we can work well together

Training and qualifications

BA (Hons) in Psychology

MBA

Diploma in Integrative Counselling

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy