About Dr Barker

Dr Helen Barker is a Clinical Psychologist with 24 years of full-time NHS experience. Helen has been a Consultant Psychologist since 2004 and qualified in Clinical Psychology in 1999. Helen's last NHS post was Professional Lead for Psychology and Helen has past NHS experience in Adult Mental Health and Older People's Mental Health services. Helen has been working independently since February 2018 and is based in Cardiff City Centre at 35 Park Place. Her office is easy to walk to from the city centre, there is metered parking outside and it is a five minute walk from Cathays train station or a fifteen minute walk from Cardiff Central station.


Helen is registered with the Health Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist. Helen is also chartered with the British Psychological Society.


Helen is currently providing evidence-based psychological therapies for clients of the following health insurance companies: Bupa, WPA and Aviva. Costs for psychological therapy are £110 per session, with sessions usually being around one hour in duration. Helen is able to accept self-funding clients.

Flow Psychology Ltd. is a company registered in England and Wales. Registration Number: 11870304.

Helen’s aim is to provide a prompt, effective and helpful service.

Why choose a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist?

When you search the net for a psychologist many of the search results that come up are not filtered and many are not psychologists. To confuse the public further, psychologist is not a protected title in the UK. This means that anybody in the UK is entitled to call themselves a psychologist and many do.

The Health Care Professions Council regulate practitioner psychologists. Through the HCPC only certain practitioner psychologist titles are protected. One example of this is Clinical Psychologist. It is a protected term that can only be used by professionals who have completed undergraduate and post-graduate University studies in psychology and clinical psychology, who can prove good character and up to date continuing professional development. Unregistered professionals might not have indemnity insurance and if things go wrong there is no regulatory body to turn to.

Dr Barker is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the HCPC and also as a Chartered Psychologist with the professional body for psychologists, the British Psychological Society.