Penelope Barnes

Penelope Barnes

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - oxford

oxford OX2
Sessions from £62.00



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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.

I am currently working using skype or zoom and sometimes Whatsapp - due to the pandemic; however my consulting room is in central north Oxford for future reference.

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 Action For Children 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

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

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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