My ethos as a therapist is to focus on each individual, helping clients identify what it is that needs changing, both cognitively and behaviourally. I work together with clients in identifying patterns of thought and behaviour, in order to evoke clear and confident change.
Position at Priory
Barbara Morgan is a psychotherapist, cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) and EMDR consultant, working at Priory since March 2020. She currently works for Priory Wellbeing Centre Harley Street, Priory Hospital Roehampton and Priory Hospital Hayes Grove.
Barbara is an accredited and registered psychotherapist (BABCP & BACP) specialising in CBT. She has vast experience of providing one-to-one therapy to adults, young people and children. Barbara has offered psychological therapy to clients for 17 years, each presenting with a variety of clinical difficulties including addictions, anxiety, abuse, anger, depression, eating disorders, grief, low self-esteem, deliberate self-harm, trauma, etc. Some of the clients who have been referred to her have also been diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder.
Barbara works with clients whose ability to learn is hindered due to emotional, interpersonal and behavioural difficulties. Barbara is competent in addressing the more severe psychological issues including eating disorders, deliberate self-harm, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and severe depression.
Barbara also runs her own private clinic, offering similar services to adults, young people and children. She has written several booklets addressing wellbeing in schools for both students and for staff. Barbara has also worked in a high security male prison, working with clients addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Barbara works using an integrated model incorporating CBT and person-centred concepts within her work. She aims to engender change and challenge thought processes and to address the mental, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual aspects. Her approach focuses on the issues clients may bring and on opportunities they may be unaware of. This process may help to tap into unused potential. Various techniques like relaxation and stress management can help with coping strategies.
- Qualification in counselling gained in 2005
- Worked in prisons with adult males convicted of murder/GBH
- Significant work with anxiety, deliberate self-harm, depression, drug and alcohol addictions
- Experience working with children and young people
- Clinical team manager for a drug and alcohol service
- Developed and spearheaded counselling services in schools
- Written books for children and staff in schools addressing mental health and wellbeing
- Manages and runs own business working with adults, young people and children
- Alcohol Rehabilitation
- Amphetamine Addiction
- Anger Management
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Asperger Syndrome
- Attachment Disorder
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Cannabis Addiction
- Cocaine Addiction
- Drug Rehabilitation
- Eating Disorders
- Ecstasy / MDMA Addiction
- Food Addiction
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)
- Personality Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Self Harm
- BA Hons health, welfare and social care, 2:1 (Cambridge)
- BABCP certificate of accreditation
- BACP certificate in legal issues in work with children and young people (London)
- BACP certificate of accreditation and registration
- Children matter certificate in play therapy (London)
- Diploma in drug and alcohol addiction counselling (London)
- Diploma in therapeutic counselling (Greenwich, London)
- Level 3 certificate in personal training, nutrition/weight management (London)
- Master practitioner diploma in CBT including various certificates from the British Psychological Society (London)