About Me

About Me

I have over 19 years Counselling experience and over 9 years experience in Psychotherapy gained within the N.H.S, corporate and my own private practice since 1996.

Barbara Tapia Counselling and Psychotherapy website

I originally trained as a Social Worker in 1980 Initially with a generic case load but spent the last 13 years of my career as part of the psychiatric hospital team having an ASW role within the Mental Health Act 1983. My initial training as a Counsellor was with the Egan model, a problem solving approach with a humanistic person centered underpinning. I later trained for 4 years in Transactional Analysis and then completed a 2 year MSC taught course in Integrative Psychotherapy emphasising the role of the relationship in the healing process. I believe that the therapeutic relationship exerts a healing influence in many ways.

In accordance with the B.A.C.P. ethical framework I am in regular supervision, client anonymity is always maintained. www.bacpco.uk/eithicalframework.

My qualifications

  • Post graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (University of Wales).
  • Certifcate in Supervision – Northern Guild of Psychotherapy.
  • Diploma in Humanistic Counselling – Northern Guild of Psychotherapy.
  • City & Guilds Teaching Certificate – Darlington Technical College.
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills – University of Durham.
  • C.Q.S.W – qualification in social work Teeside University.
  • A.S.W – Approval to work within Mental Health Act (Psychiatry).
  • Training in Transaction Analysis – Northern Guild of Psychotherapy.
  • Foundation Year Northern Guild of Psychotherapy.
  • Basic Theory Year Northern Guild of Psychotherapy.
  • Basic Methods Year Northern Guild of Psychotherapy.
  • Clinical Specialisation Year Northern Guild of Psychotherapy.

My memberships

  • UKRC Registered.
  • MBACP Senior Accredited member British association of councellors and Psychotherapists.