Penelope Barnes

Penelope Barnes

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - oxford

oxford OX2
Sessions from £60.00


About me and my therapy practice

I am an accredited BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 28 years of experience having worked with people from all walks of life and almost all ages, offering mainly open-ended psychotherapy and some short-term, more focused counselling. I recommend a one-off session to start off with, so that together we can make an informed decision about continuing.

I can also meet with parents when it isn's an option for children or young people to access therapy.  I also offer Clinical Supervision to therapists and trainees.

Experience and Qualifications

Prior to working as a psychotherapist I worked therapeutically with children at the Mulberry Bush School in Oxfordshire, and went on to work with families and pre-school children at an NCH Family Centre.  This included facilitating parenting groups with the Family Nurturing Network, and went on to manage the service. 

I trained as a Counsellor originally, in 1992 then as a clinical supervisor, followed by a post grad Diploma in Psychoanalytic Observation with the Tavistock Institute. I worked as a Therapist and Clinical Supervisor in Oxford, where I ran a Counselling Service for adolescents for Oxfordshire County Council. I went on to work as a Consultant Therapist and Clinical Supervisor with OCC for some years. I currently work at Magdalen College School, Oxford, as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, and have my own private practice for adults and young people 16+.

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, ADD / ADHD, Asperger syndrome, Cancer, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexuality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited