Mrs  Barbara Hart

Mrs Barbara Hart

BACP Senior Accredited Psychotherapist
MA BMACP

Practising at

Spire Portsmouth Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Barbara Hart at Spire include:

Psychotherapy

Other treatments

  • Counselling
  • Stress management 
  • Mindfulness based approaches including 
    • Mindful self-compassion 
    • Mindful eating training

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Professional profile

I am a Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist and have been in clinical practice for over 17 years. I have extensive training and experience in effectively treating a wide range of psychological problems and have worked within many different healthcare settings including the NHS, private health organisations, charities including MIND and Employee Assisted Programmes.

I work integratively, drawing on my training and experience in Person Centred Therapy, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Hypnotherapy, CBT and Relaxation techniques to help my clients meet their goals in therapy. This may often involve processing difficult emotions and life events together with building effective resources that clients can take forward in strengthening and cultivating their emotional resilience.

My areas of specialism include working with Weight Management and those affected by Eating Disorders, Binge-Eating, Comfort-Eating, Over-Eating and Compulsive Eating. I am passionate about helping my clients to cultivate a healthy relationship with food and eating and also how they relate to their bodies. I have worked within a Pre-Bariatric service, providing psychological support in helping clients to develop healthy changes to eating patterns and behaviours, both in preparation for surgery and also following surgery. I have also worked within an Inpatient Unit for Eating Disorders (primarily Anorexia Nervosa) and an Outpatient Department, helping clients with a wide range of eating difficulties.

Clinical Interests


Stress Management/Relaxation Techniques - Anger Management - OCD - Work and Relationship Difficulties - Weight Issues (including Weight Management, Body Dissatisfaction and Body Distortion) - Problematic Eating (including comfort, compulsive and binge-eating) - Eating Disorders (including Binge-Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa* and Anorexia Nervosa*) * in conjunction with an appropriate Consultant

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Qualification and professional memberships

MA / University of East London / 2016
Counselling & Psychotherapy

MBACP / BACP / 2003
Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling

Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training / MB-EAT Mindful Eating and Living Professional Training / 2016
Online Interactive Professional Training in Mindful Eating Awareness Training

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher / Center for Mindful Self-Compassion / 2019
Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training Course

Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Analysis / The Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis / 2011
Training in Clinical Hypno-Analysis and Hypnotherapy

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) / Accredited by University of West of England (London based) / 2009
Principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)


Professional memberships

British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists
Mindful Self-Compassion UK

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Personal Profile

I love being out in nature, whether it be playing golf or tennis or walking my dogs on the beach or in the countryside.  I have personally experienced the great benefits of mindfulness and consequently practice daily as well as yoga.

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Private contact details

Telephone 07732 925268
Website www.hartcounselling.co.uk