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Introducing our team - Barbara Scoltock

By Admin
Monday, July 27, 2020

Barbara Scoltock

BARBARA SCOLTOCK - Registered Professional Counsellor

About me and my therapy practice.

I have been a fully qualified therapist for over 15 years and a registered member of the BACP and an Accredited member of IPTUK.

I originally trained and qualified as a Person-Centred Therapist in 2003 which will always be at the foundation of my therapy, although I have become more Integrative due to continued learning and therapies that I have qualified in.

In 2009 I trained at St Georges University Hospital in Tooting to become a Family Practitioner working systemically with families, couple’s adolescents and young children, I have worked with many families with vast range of issues within their family system, for example family separation, bereavement within the family unit, breakdown of communication within the family, my work has also expanded to work with families that have either fostered or adopted children.

In 2013 I trained and qualified as an accredited IPT therapist (Interpersonal Psychotherapy) which is a specific 16-week based therapy, working with Transitions, which ranges from starting a new job, moving to a new house, having a baby to name but a few.  Unresolved Grief, this helps people who have not moved on from the death of a loved one or the loss of a beloved pet. Disputes, is around if there is a dispute with a family member, work colleague, friend etc, and Sensitivities, this is to help people engage more in life, but find it difficult for many different reasons which might be they feel they are always wrong and have little self-worth.

I have continued my training within my IPT work by attending a two-day course at the Anna Freud Centre to study Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy to work with people that have a diagnosis of Bi-Polar.

I have worked in a local school with students from 11years to 18 years old.

In 2017 I enrolled on a supervisor’s course and am now qualified as a Level 6 clinical supervisor; from this I have taken on the role of organising counselling student placements and supervision of these placements within a mental health charity.

I have also worked as Clinical Lead for a mental health charity managing a team in screening GP referrals to the correct pathway, to either primary or secondary care.

I have worked with a wide range of issues and stated below are just an example of the areas I cover.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • All forms of Abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Pre-and Postnatal Depression
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Self Harm
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Stress
  • Miscarriage
  • Self-esteem
  • School stress
  • Bullying
  • Autism
  • Attachment
  • Anger
  • Stroke
  • Illnesses
  • Family issues
  • Bi-polar

I offer long term or short-term therapy, this is generally face to face but can offer skype or Zoom sessions.

Contact Barbara in confidence for an initial chat today!

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