Harmonia Therapy
                      Barbara Gooch
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Counselling, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy
A SHORT STORY ABOUT ME
Counselling Service in Ipswich
My name is Barbara Gooch.  Originally an only child from a Catholic family in Poland, I relocated to England in 2006.  Today, I am happily married and a mother of two; including one young son with special needs for whom I am the primary carer.
 
Throughout my life, I’ve looked after other people; sometimes helping them solve their problems and sometimes just being a supportive friend, offering guidance and being there to listen.  This has become my passion.
 
My main ambition soon developed into a desire to be a Psychotherapist.  Following graduation from my Degree, and having learnt to speak English, I went on to study in Psychology and Psychotherapy.  I have since achieved my dream and now I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist with a flourishing practice.  I now use my skills to support others through difficulty and to help other people achieve their dreams, too.
 
I have received a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Dip.Hyp and I’ve become a professional member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS). Afterwards I opened my own hypnotherapy practice and became self-employed.
 
I have since received a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Dip.PC and I’ve become a professional member of National Counselling Society (Acc)  
I have also attained an Integrated Advanced Professional  Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ad.Prof.Dip.PC
  
Alongside running my practice I'm working in the Children and Young Peoples Services, Suffolk County Council in Leiston Childrens Centre.
  
I feel very passionate about what I do therefore my aim is to create a safe and warm environment for my clients where they can relax and feel comfortable and then explore their difficulties.
I feel very privileged to be able to assist my clients and watch how they grow and become stronger. 
 

Qualifications:
 
2017- Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychoterapeutic Counselling Ad.Prof.Dip.PC

2015 - Integrated Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ad.Dip.PC
            Membership of the National Counselling Society
 
2013 - Diploma in psychotherapeutic Counselling Dip PC 
            Membership of the National Counselling Society
 
2012 - Fertility2Birth Practitioner 
 
2012 - Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Dip Hyp CS 
            Membership of the National Hypnotherapy Society

Continuing Professional Development Training:

2017 Counselling in Schools - MindED

2017 Channel General Awareness Module  - College of Policing

2017 Prevent training course- - HM Government

2017 Conflict Resolution and Breakaway Training - Ikon Training

2017 Drug Awareness Training  -Ren Masetti

2016 Safeguarding Adults at Risk

2016 Getting Intimate with a couples

2016 Key Strategies for Helping Hostile and Avoidant Couples Resolve Conflict

2015 Transactional Analysis 101
 
2015 Key differences between counselling adults and children/young people"- MindED
 
2015 What is counselling for children, young people and young adult - MindEd
 
2015 Awareness in Bereavement Care: The Foundation Course - Level 2 - Cruse Bereavement Care
 
2014 CPD Mentis tree CIC – How to work with eating disorders - Mentis tree CIC
 
 
"I believe that the past is creating us and because of the past this is where we are and who we are today, but by accepting this today we can choose who we want be  tomorrow." 
 
“Things that seem to be unchangeable can be changed, it's a matter of point of view. ”