Briony Barton
Therapy and Counselling Services

With 30+ years of experience, Briony’s Therapy and Counselling Services are highly effective. If you need help dealing with individual or relationship issues, the list of services below may provide guidance about what would suit you.

Find out more about Briony’s experience and qualifications here.

Briony designs a tailor-made couples counselling programme to suit each individual couple. She looks at many different sources and resources to assist couples to improve their relationships. 

The Gottman Method is the only scientifically based approach to couples therapy. It includes a thorough assessment of the couple relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. Read more about The Gottman Institute and their approach here.

Emotionally Focussed Therapy or EFT is a highly effective therapy programme recognised by the American Psychological Association as an empirically proven form of couple therapy. EFT focuses on creating and strengthening the emotional bond between partners, identifying, and transforming the key moments that foster an adult loving relationship: being open attuned and responsive to one another.

Sex therapy explores sex life issues and helps you work towards a more satisfying sex life.  These issues could include differing levels of desire, unmet expectations, problems communicating, lack of confidence and physical limitations that make sex uncomfortable or unsatisfying. 

Mindfulness helps you to improve your happiness and reduce stress by bringing your complete attention to the present experience. Briony trains individuals to be mindful, helping them to cope with life’s stress.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) helps you identify the thinking styles that may be unhelpful in your life and lead to anxiety and depression. During CBT, Briony helps people recognise these unhelpful thinking styles and replaces them with other, more positive thoughts.

Briony is a highly trained and experienced family therapist and helps families from all ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds. She has experience working with both heterosexual and same sex headed families and couples. Whether it is relationships between generations or within a generation, Briony can help.

Hypnotherapy can produce the most remarkable results when used to change the habits of a lifetime. Most know that it is used to help quit smoking. Did you know that research shows hypnotherapy can also get great results for anything that you may want to change including Anxiety, Depression, Pain, Trauma, Alcohol Misuse and Gambling.

Briony’s approach to alcohol issues, whether you are concerned about your own or another person’s use of alcohol, is non-judgemental, relaxed and compassionate.

Her view of alcohol use is that it can be behaviour like any other. Many people enjoy alcohol in moderation and it is a source of conviviality, enjoyment and a way to relax. It is only when alcohol is not used in moderation that it can become problematic.