Mrs Barbara Tapia: Counselling , Psychotherapy
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Mrs Barbara Tapia

Counselling, Psychotherapy

  • Fee assured
Overview

Specialises in

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Bupa specialist

  • Video & Telephone remote therapy sessions

About me

I have over 25 years of counselling experience and over 12 years of experience in psychotherapy gained within the NHS, with corporate clients and in my own private practice since 1996.

I originally trained as a social worker in 1980 with a generic caseload, but spent the last 13 years of my social work career in a 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 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 BACP ethical framework I am in regular supervision. Client anonymity is always maintained.

Areas of interest

Relationship problems;; Couples Counselling;; Bereavement;; Depression;; Anxiety disorders; ;Individual therapy;; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Eating disorders;; Supervision;;Sexual abuse; Integrative Relational Psychotherapy.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Eating disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
  • Rheumatological conditions
My qualifications & training
My private practice
Consultant's practices
Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • AA034

    Psychotherapy session - (5-50)

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