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Carole Barbier

Carole Barbier

Counsellor in Calne

Hello! My name is Carole.


I'm an experienced, professionally qualified and registered counsellor. I offer caring, affordable and effective personal counselling, for all ages.
I'm based in north Wiltshire, England, and I offer face-to-face counselling in the village of Derry Hill (near Chippenham), and in the cities of Bath and Bristol, UK.
I also deliver counselling to other locations across the world, using Skype video calls via the Internet.

I'm interested in people, and I enjoy helping others. I specialise in counselling people from higher education and professional backgrounds, including adults, students and young people.
I myself have an international background: I've lived and been educated in France, Africa, Canada, the USA and the UK, and I've travelled widely.
I'm fluent in English and French, and I initially trained as a French teacher. I'm used to using IT in my work, such as delivering counselling via Skype.
I've also worked as a university tutor, trainer, and consultant on languages, education, and parental engagement. But during a career spanning over 30 years, I discovered that it's difficult for a teacher to support the emotional wellbeing that is so necessary for enjoyment and learning. And so I took a decision in 2006, to retrain as a therapist.

Background & Qualifications

Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling
Vocational Advanced Level in Counselling
Life Coach
Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
MA in Canadian Literature
BA in English and Linguistics
Further Training:
Solution-focused Brief Therapy
Working with Shame
Working with Anger
Working with Dreams

My Specialisms

I'm used to supporting a wide range of people with emotional difficulties, both individually and within groups. I've counselled many adults, students in higher education, and young people of school age. I've also worked extensively with parents experiencing difficulties with their children.

I myself am a mother of 2 grown-up children, one of each sex. I've a particular interest in the links between learning and emotional wellbeing, and in family systems, as well as the emotional and behavioural patterns passed from one generation to the next within families.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

My way of working is to tailor my therapeutic approach, depending on your needs and expectations. In my experience one approach doesn't suit all people, and you may need different levels of support at different times.

I therefore offer brief counselling, as well as more open-ended, longer-term therapy. A decision on the most appropriate approach will be made with you.
The relationship between you and your counsellor is of paramount importance. My aim is to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment in which to consider and discuss your inner feelings. This allows you to explore and understand difficulties from the past, that are shaping your present. Or it can offer a safe space to look at issues clouding your here and now, with the aim to make your future less frightening.

Whatever your concerns, I'll treat them confidentially and empathically, while helping you to find a resolution.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling In Person £40 per 50 minutes
Counselling Online/Telephone £40 per 50 minutes