Barbara Cole, BA (Hons), GQHP
01903 209554 / 07855826980
I offer a warm and friendly welcome to everybody who comes to me for therapy. I have been in practice in Sussex since 1984. My core belief is that each person who chooses to have therapy is a unique individual with a unique problem. Having a wide variety of techniques enables me to find a unique way to work with each individual.
I trained for 5 years with the London Institute of Psychosynthesis, receiving diplomas in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have supervised and trained Counsellors in the Sussex and West Yorkshire areas for many years.
In 2008/9 I took extra training in Hypnotherapy and NLP as an additional tool to enhance my work. I use Hypnotherapy in conjunction with my Psychotherapy and Counselling work.
I also offer a Hypnotherapy-based approach to help people to stop smoking, drinking and for weight loss. Beginning with one free half hour session in which to explore all aspects of the problem including some history of the problem, the second session is a hypnosis session which will utilise information from the first session to produce a totally unique hypnotherapy for each individual client. This individual approach has the very highest success rate with all the above problems. Most problems are dealt with in 4 to 6 sessions, although some people only require one session. In rare cases longer term therapy is necessary until the client feels the changes are complete and permanent.
In my 30 years of Psychotherapy practice I have worked with a wide variety of clients with a very wide range of problems. I continue to work with whatever issues my clients bring to me but during this time I have also developed a speciality in working with people suffering from OCD (see my article) and also people suffering from Cancer (see my article on Psycho-Neuro-Immunology).
Above all, a successful therapy is not just about getting rid of the symptoms that caused a person to seek help, it is also about growing and moving forward in life with increased confidence and self esteem.
I work with both short term contracts and long term contracts for persistent problems.
I am GHR Registered, fully insured, and work within GHR ethical guidelines.
I am also a General Hypnotherapy Register Acknowledged Supervisor.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) University of Sussex
Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling
Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy and Group Work
Diploma in Supervision
Certificate in Clinical & Cognitive Hypnotherapy & NLP
BACP Accredited 1992
BACP Accredited 1997
UKAHPP Accredited 1994
UKAHPP Accredited 1999
UKAHPP Accredited 2004
UKAHPP Accredited 2009
UKCP Registered since 1994
GHSC Registered 2009
30 years experience of working with clients.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Counselling/Psychotherapy: £50 per 1 hr session
Hypnotherapy: first 30 min session free. Subsequent session(s) £50 per 1 hr session.
Combination of above: £50 per 1 hr session
Couple Therapy: £55 per 1 hr session
I have pleasant premises near the centre of Worthing, close to main bus routes and Worthing train station. Clients can park in the driveway if their vehicle is small to middle sized. Otherwise there is plenty of free on-street parking in the vicinity.
We also have wheelchair access.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Last appointment 6 pm