Find the Harmony between your mind and body

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Harmonia Therapy. My name is Barbara, and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor based in Ipswich, Suffolk. Specializing in working with teenagers (10+), young adults, and adults, I am dedicated to providing support tailored to your unique needs.

Welcome to my page!

My name is Barbara Gooch, and I'm thrilled to share a bit about myself with you.

Originally come from Poland, I embarked on a transformative journey when I relocated to England in 2006. Today, I find immense joy in my roles as a devoted wife, proud mother of three wonderful children, and the primary caregiver to my oldest son, who has special needs.

My life's journey has been shaped by a deep-seated passion for caring for others. Whether it's lending a helping hand, providing solace, or simply being a supportive friend, I've always found fulfilment in assisting those in need. Driven by this innate desire to make a difference, I pursued my ambition of becoming a Psychotherapist. Despite the challenges of adapting to a new language and culture, I persevered, earning my degree in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

It was a dream realized when I attained full qualification as a Psychotherapist, and I now run a thriving practice where I have the privilege of supporting individuals through their toughest moments and empowering them to pursue their dreams.

My journey has taught me the profound impact of empathy, resilience, and the transformative power of human connection. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to walk alongside others on their path to healing and self-discovery.

Thank you for visiting, and I look forward to connecting with you!

Warm regards, Barbara Gooch

How I work

I'm here to provide support and guidance to individuals of all ages on their journey towards healing and growth. As an Integrative Counsellor and clinical supervisor, I bring a blend of compassion, creativity, and expertise to every session. With the help of my therapy dog, Izzy, who offers comfort and reassurance to those feeling anxious, we create a safe space for exploration and discovery. Counselling is about providing a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore and find your own way to self-healing.

My approach

With young people, I like to bring elements of fun and laughter to ease anxiety, creating an environment where they feel comfortable expressing themselves. I am deeply passionate about my work and find immense joy in witnessing my clients achieve their therapy goals.

I understand that taking the first step towards therapy can be daunting, which is why I prioritize giving you full control over your healing process.

Discover your strength

Together, we'll navigate through challenges with empathy and understanding, uncovering insights and solutions along the way. My approach is not just about addressing surface-level issues; it's about delving deeper, seeing beyond the obvious, and helping you discover the strength and resilience within yourself. Your well-being is my top priority, and I am committed to supporting you every step of the way. Welcome to a journey of self-discovery, growth, and transformation.

What issues can therapy help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:


Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or school life

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Problems with addiction

Trauma and post-traumatic stress


Animal Therapy

Meet Izzy, a 6-year-old Lhasa Apso who has been by my side since she was just a 12-week-old puppy. Izzy is a delightful, well-behaved companion who thrives on interacting with people. Her cheerful disposition and charming personality make her a natural at helping clients relax during therapy sessions. Izzy greets everyone with a warm welcome and loves nothing more than receiving belly rubs.

Research has demonstrated that therapy animals like Izzy can have a profound impact on our well-being. When we stroke them, our bodies release dopamine the happy hormones, which can help reduce blood pressure and promote relaxation. With her gentle and affectionate nature, Izzy brings joy and comfort to everyone she meets, making her an invaluable part of our therapy sessions.


Adult Counseling Sessions:

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Initial Consultation
  • Fee: £45
  • Subsequent Session Fee: £50
  • Sessions usually take place on a weekly basis.

Children and Young People Counseling Sessions:

  • Duration: Up to 50 minutes
  • Initial Consultation Fee: £40
  • Subsequent Session Fee: £45
  • Sessions usually take place on a weekly basis.

Supervision Sessions:

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Fee: £65

Payments & cancellations

Payment Policy:

  • Payment for all sessions is required 24 hours prior to the appointment.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Any cancellation with less than 24 hours' notice requires full payment.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07791 051359 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

© Barbara Gooch

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