• BA(Hons.) Degree

  • Advanced Certificate in REBT

  • Primary Certificate in REBT

  • Dip. Therapeutic Counselling

  • Cert Counselling Skills (L3)

  • Cert Counselling Concepts (L2)

Professional Info:

  • Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and follow their ethical framework. 

  • Indemnity insurance held. 

  • Regular contact with experienced clinical supervisor. 

  • Safeguarding trained.

About Me

Do you find yourself thinking that you've not done well in some way or worry that you might fail?  Do you get upset because others don't treat you well?  Do you wish that life would just treat you a little better?  If so, then I may be able to help. 

Hi there, I'm Jon and I offer confidential one-to-one counselling in Barnsley.  I'm a qualified therapist with experience of dealing with a range of mental health problems - these include panic/anxiety, relationship issues (paranoia, jealousy and rage etc), depression and stress.   

My approach is largely Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT). I tailor this to the needs and goals of the client.  The University of Birmingham provided my REBT training which is accredited by The Albert Ellis Institute, New York.

I aim to develop relationships whereby clients feel comfortable and trusting in what I do. Once achieved, this can lead to effective therapy that gets to the core of many common psychological problems. My hope is that clients become empowered to live less distressing, more satisfying lives. In REBT we try to give the client the skills and theory to become effective self-therapists when future problems occur.  

I usually offer face to face appointments, but due to Covid-19 restrictions, I'm only able to see clients via online video calls; I do this using Zoom.  You can download this as a free app or simply join the call via a computer or mobile device.

When lockdown restrictions are lifted, I will be able to see clients at my home address again, if preferable.  It is very close to junction 38 of the M1 - handy for people travelling from Barnsley, Wakefield Sheffield and Leeds.​


Please use the contact form or email jonbarkercounselling@gmail.com to book an appointment.