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Areas of Competence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating or Weight Issues
  • Stress
  • Relationship Problems
  • Child and Family Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Work and Career
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma
Client Age Group
  • Adult (27 - 70)
Counselling Profession
  • Psychotherapist
  • Counsellor

Barbara Churcher

I am a psychotherapist/counsellor and I trained in New Zealand with the Gestalt Institute of New Zealand (GINZ). I have also completed a three year training about the theory of psychotherapy that was administered by the Ashburn Clinic, a therapeutic community in Dunedin, New Zealand. This course is a psychodynamic training and gives me a broader base to work from, augmenting the Gestalt viewpoint.

Working as a psychotherapist/counsellor is challenging but deeply satisfying work. I love it. Sometimes people spend only a short time with me, looking for solutions to problems and ways to manage particular events, or sharing their sorrows and finding their way through grief. Others come for the longer term, exploring and reflecting on the way they are in the world, and looking for ways to deep and lasting change. The research shows that psychotherapy goes on helping and changing people even after they are no longer attending. The treasures you find in this often painful and difficult work are hard won but they are yours for life.
People decide to come to a counsellor or therapist for a wide variety of reasons. If you are unsure whether I can help you, a telephone chat or an initial visit will help you decide where best to go for help or if you are already in the right place. Sometimes you may feel unsure for a while. If you have never done this before, it can feel pretty strange.
You may feel that what is troubling you is too hard or too shocking to talk about but there is no requirement to talk about anything until you are ready. This is your space and may be used at your own pace and to your own comfort level.
While I have listed elsewhere on this page some of the issues I am interested in, please be aware that whatever you bring will be of interest to me. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to find ways for you to address your problems and move towards a greater understanding of yourself.
As well as therapy and counselling, I offer professional supervision to those in the helping professions.
From time to time I will be offering group therapy.
Available hours (shown in orange)

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