Barrowford Stress Clinic

Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Counselling

About the Clinic

I have been practicing in Barrowford for over thirty years in Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Counselling. I employ whichever approach is appropriate to the problem.

I have has also worked as a Health Visitor in that time across East Lancashire

I have a particular interest in Panic Attacks and also deal with relationship problems, phobias, eating disorders, stopping smoking, anger management and psycho-somatic conditions.

I subscribe to the code of practice, confidentiality and public liability insurance policies of the National Register of Psychotherapists & Hypnotherapists

How I Can Help

Click on the boxes below to find out more about the services I offer…

Panic Attacks
Fear of Flying
Gormless People
Human Apps
Ping-Pong Communication
Emotional Jig-Saw
Making Changes
TMJ Syndrome / Bruxism
On Being Stuck
Doing It
Letting Go
On Being Got
Public Speaking
Walking on Walls
Why Wait
Pleasing People
Grandmothers & Granddaughters
Status & Belonging
Lamb Chops and Cream Buns

Get in touch

Be assured that any enquiry will be treated with the utmost confidentiality as will any of your involvement with our Clinic.

PHONE: 01282 618148



Our Address

Dacatie House
Halstead Lane
Barrowford, Nelson

The clinic is on the corner of Halstead Lane where it meets the main road. Plenty of parking is available close by.

Good Reads & Links


The Original Warm Fuzzy Tale by Claude Steiner

This book is billed as a TA fairy story. TA, for the uninitiated, stands for Transactional Analysis. It seems to be rather dated now and redolent of flip charts and felt-tip markers but it’s actually a really good way of conceptualising the mechanics of manipulative relationships and helping to come up with range of responses that will equip you to break the gamey cycle.

The Velveteen Rabbit by Marjorie Williams

This book is now out of copyright and available in some quite wonderful editions. It’s an extended metaphor about loving and being loved and about rabbits in the way that The Ugly Duckling is about ducks.

Helplessness by Martin Seligman

His thesis is that stress is neither good nor bad. Rock climbers can come back from a weekend of clinging to hand holds by their fingertips and be invigorated by the experience – they chose to go. Someone can be quite ill because of a situation that to others may seem no big deal; they feel that there’s nothing they can do about it – they feel impotent and helpless.

I only want what’s best for you by Judith Brown

Unfortunately; it’s billed as “A parent’s guide to raising well-adjusted children;” it’s much more than that. It’s an introduction to ideas as to how we may become stuck in responding to others by lessons learned in our own childhoods.

Recent Papers

How to Understand and then Escape from Depression.

Saul Youssef, is a very intriguing take on depression. At first reading it may seem a bit glib. I know that estimating the worth of someone’s ideas on the basis that he pretty much agrees with me, isn’t the most reliable but in as much as it focuses on keeping your attention in the moment I thought it was a more useful approach than psychic archaeology. Download here.