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27th September 2020 

Northwood,Pinner,Hatch End Area

Barrie Hopwood, Rita Jackson, Lynn Leftwich, Robyn Saffer

Barrie Hopwood, Northwood

Barrie offers Counselling and Psychotherapy, Supervision and Training services in the Northwood and Harrow area of Middlesex. He has over 25 years professional experience in these fields and I a commitment to a holistic approach working with clients who are seeking to deal with any psychological, emotional or spiritual aspects of the human condition.

He offers his services to individuals, couples, adolescents and their parents, young people and groups. He promises the highest professional level of confidentiality and integrity in his work underpinned by his belief that counselling offers a relationship which enables clients to bring about powerful and permanent changes in their lives

LL.B., M.A. in Criminology, P.G.C.E.
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor,
UKRC Registered Independent Counsellor
Diploma in Counselling (WLIHE 1987),
Certificate in Supervision (Metanoia)
EMDR Level 2

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Rita Jackson, Northwood LLB Family Mediator and Conflict Coach FMC and CMC Accred.

Rita is a qualified family. community and civil mediator and has been mediating since 2009. She is accredited by the Family Mediation Council and authorised to carry out pre Court Mediation Assessments (MIAMs). Rita is also a qualified child inclusive mediator and has an enhanced DBS certificate

Family Mediation is not therapy but it is an alternative remedy. Mediation is a practical and economic alternative to sending lawyer’s letters and going to Court. It enables everyone who wishes to avoid the stress, expense and delay of using the legal system to resolve problems in a less formal and non judgemental environment. Unlike the legal system it can also help to build and preserve relationships between parents who need to find ways to minimise the impact of their decision to live apart on their children.

Meetings are confidential. Confidentiality gives everyone the freedom to be creative in their approach to overcoming problems. Sessions are designed to ensure that conversations remain calm and respectful.

Any decisions reached can be made binding if both clients wish to do so and any financial decisions are based on clients providing full information to each other. Research has shown that mediation supported by good quality independent legal and financial advice is more effective than using lawyers alone.

Prior to becoming a full time Mediator Rita practiced as a Solicitor specialising in litigation and social welfare law for over 20 years. Rita has studied what drives conflict and its impact on children extensively and as a result she is well placed to guide clients through the many legal, practical and emotional hurdles that they may encounter on their journey to living separately. Rita uses her legal background to encourage clients to get best value from the legal process by ensuring that they are aware of when it may be appropriate to seek legal advice and what they should seek advice about.

All clients are invited to attend an initial no obligation Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings ( MIAM) either jointly or separately to discuss whether mediation or other options may be suitable for their needs and how many sessions are likely to be required.

Mediation can help married and unmarried couples with;

Practical Arrangements for children(formerly known as contact, custody and residence)

Parental communication and co- operation, parenting plans and helping children rebuild relationships which have been interrupted

Seeking the views of older children

Divorce planning and preparing to live apart

Arrangements for housing , savings, pensions and debts and also maintenance

Conflict coaching can help where mediation is not taking place and is designed to help clients assess their options and reduce destructive conflict behaviours.

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Lynn Leftwich, Northwood

Lynn Leftwich is an experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor, a qualified Supervisor and a counselling Tutor. Lynn is currently offering online counselling and supervision using Zoom, Skype and Facetime.
Her qualifications include BSc (Hons) in Reflective Therapeutic Practice, Diploma in Counselling, Advanced Diploma in CBT and Diploma in Supervision. She is a BACP and UKCP registered independent counsellor offering both short and long term therapy.
Lynn is a Person-Centred counsellor and supervisor, and calls upon a wide range of experience integrating other approaches (including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) within her practice.
She has extensive counselling experience having worked within the NHS across various GP surgeries (including being part of an IAPT service).

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Robyn Saffer, Hatch End

Robyn Saffer Is an experienced and BACP accredited counsellor working individually with adults and children, offering both short and long term counselling. She is also a qualified psychotherapist qualified to work with children, adolescents and families,

She has worked with many clients where the therapeutic relationship has empowered them to make positive and lasting changes. Her experience includes working at a Women’s Centre and the Place2Be (school counselling service in schools) as a Volunteer Counsellor.

* Please note Robyn does not work with primary school aged children in private practice.

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