About Me



  • 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. 

  • DBS Certified

  • Regular contact with experienced clinical supervisor. 

  • Safeguarding trained.

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 am able to see clients face to face at my home address or online via video call.  My home address is 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@outlook.com to book an appointment.