Paula Barnby MA.,UKCP . MBACP Snr. FPC
Welcome to my website
I am an experienced and registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, offering therapy tailored with you in mind.
I have worked within the Charity, NHS and private sectors as a psychotherapist, counsellor and assessor as well as part of multi-discipline groups.
I have experience in working with individuals and with couples, for a shorter or time-limited period, as well as long term or open-ended, and have worked with late teens, midlife and older adults age ranges.
I have experience in EAP and in working via Skype.
All work is confidential and regulated by a strict professional code of ethics and practice.
I hold a Masters degree in Psychoanalytic Studies, Post-Graduate training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psycho-Dynamic Studies by Surrey University & WPF and an Advanced Diploma in Psycho-Dynamic Counselling. Certificate in Couples Counselling- Accred by ISPC
I underwent in-depth training in individual psychotherapy at WPF Therapy.
I have many years experience in private practice,as well as having worked as a clinical assessor at the WPF Therapy and at Harrow. Some years on from qualifying, I worked as an honorary couple therapist in the Couples Unit, Adult Directorate, at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. More recently as a therapist at St Mark's Hospital, Psychological Medicine Unit . I have extensive experience in working with College staff and students at PhD, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
At present my work is in private practice with individuals, couples and as a supervisor.
I work mainly in English but also have an understanding of Portuguese or French for those who may prefer to speak these.
Registered and accredited as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and FPC., I follow these professional bodies clear ethical guidelines, which can be accessed on their websites. They ensure that work is carried out within strict codes of practice and ethics.
I attend Continuous Professional Development events regularly, have regular clinical supervision and have undergone personal psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Whilst working in most areas of psychological and emotional health, I have a particular interest, and gained a masters degree in the the areas of pre and post-natal issues. I am particularly interested in the relationships between psyche and soma, as well as in inter-cultural and international dynamics.
I work with EAP and am also registered with Bupa -and Groupma
Bupa provider number is 30033278.