Having initially trained as an Integrative Counsellor in the late 1990's life, family and career took me into using the skills I was developing in the charity support sector - firstly as a support worker and for the 19 years as a manager. In 2021 I joined KCA Training and became a Trainer/Consultant delivering training in Trauma, Attachment and Resilience.
During this time I continued to develop the ways I had learned to help others and myself. Around 2008 I moved in a different direction, becoming interested in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and I qualified in this approach in 2012 leading me to to offer therapy, coaching and training in this model. I was passionately drawn to the Solution Focused assumption that it was not necessary to understand the problem in order to move on in your life.
In recent years I have become more interested in bringing all my training and experience together into a way of working which offers:
a person-centred belief in the benefit of welcoming all aspects of ourselves - even the ones we don't much like.
a psycho-dynamic understanding of the impact of past events and relationships on how we operate in the present.
a solution focused confidence that buried within us are the resources to help propel us in the directions we want to go.
These approaches are contained within a safe, secure, regular relationship of trust. I will be fully present in your sessions with you and am prepared to join you on a journey of exploration, hope and possibility
Diploma in Counselling
University of the West of England 1998
Diploma in Solution Focused Practice
BRIEF - London 2012
“Barry was able to help me contextualise issues in my life that I had never been able to before. By reframing the issues I was facing I was able to make rapid improvement, beyond what I could even have imagined when I started seeing him.”
Client - Male, 20's