Barbara Gonzalez (Reg. MBACP)
Perhaps this is the first time you have sought help, whether it's to address feelings of depression, anxiety, grief or loss or perhaps it's a yearning for a deeper understanding of yourself and your experiences? People seek counselling for these and many other reasons and by taking the intial step to come to counselling, you have created an important window of time for yourself, a valuable therapeutic step in itself.
Weekly therapy with a counsellor is beneficial in allowing you the freedom to share your experiences with someone outside of your friends or family, with someone who will not judge you or tell you how to live your life. It is my job to create the conditions for you to safely and confidentially explore your personal history and current circumstances deeply enough for you to better understand yourself, your patterns of behaviour and your experiences. I offer a warm and accepting space for you to then move forward in your journey and feel supported while doing so.
I work integratively which means that my approach is rooted in both psychodynamic and humanistic models of therapy. I may also incorporate creative tools in the therapy as these are a wonderful way for us to express those parts of ourselves that words cannot. I offer both short and long term therapy and this would be decided at our inital appointment.
The First Step
I know through my own experiences in therapy that taking the first step can be challenging, so I aim to make it as simple and straight forward for you as I can. You can drop me an email and let me know, in brief, what the issue is that you'd like to deal with. It's also helpful if you let me know your preferred appointment time. I will then get back to you to arrange a time for an initial appointment. Alternatively, you are also very welcome to phone or text me. The initial appointment is offered at a lower rate of £25.
Appointments and Fees
I currently have daytime spaces available at Sycamore House and my fee is offered on a sliding scale £40- £50 per session. A session is 50 minutes long.
I also offer some concession slots for sudents, unemployed, etc.
The initial appointment is offered at a lower rate of £30.