Bernadette Bailey Post Grad Dip Counselling (MBACP), BSc(Hons) Psychology

Bernadette Bailey Post Grad Dip Counselling (MBACP), BSc(Hons) Psychology

South Gloucestershire
BS35 1HB


01275 540738 / 07941099650

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South Gloucestershire
BS35 1HB


01275 540738 / 07941099650

About me

Hello, Thank you for opening my profile. I work as a Counsellor and in Personal Development plus offer individuals and organisations Supervision. I also work with Couples and specialize is Post Traumatic Stress Disorders.  

I feel that as no two individuals are the same, we come with different historical experiences and issues which makes the therapy individual and unique to your needs, I prefer to work in collaboration with you using Carl Rogers' person centred therapy and a pluralistic approach.

Therefore using a counselling base of empathy, congruence, genuineness and unconditional positive regard and bringing together my training, qualifications and experience we collaboratively create a therapy to suit your needs and goals. Working in a pluralistic way we begin by understanding the issues that brings you to seek therapy, we identify your goals, agree specific therapeutic tasks to achieve these goals and we collaboratively select and implement appropriate methods that will enable these tasks to be carried out.

I cover three areas North Somerset, Central Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

If you feel you are going through emotional turmoil and life changing events, counselling offers a non-judgmental view whereby listening and challenging are key components to reconstructing a better future. Areas of particular interest are - relationship issues, career counselling, anxiety, depression, work related issues, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, alcoholism, panic attacks and trauma and post traumatic stress disorder.

Counselling gives you the space to be listened to, it is a space where you can explore your feelings, perhaps from early childhood and how that may have impacted on your adult life. It is what you choose and through empathy we work together.

I also facilitate Critical Incident Debriefing in groups and one to one in any organisational setting.

Through Continual Professional Development I worked with Babette Rothschild and her practice of Somatic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and this enables me to work more in-depth with trauma disorders. If you have experienced trauma and it is developing into a recurring traumatic experience, I would be happy to work with you.

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Training, qualifications & experience

I began my training with NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) in 2002 and qualified at Master Level in 2004. NLP centres on how we think (thoughts), the language we use (positive/negative) and the impact it has on our emotions and actions and the sequence of actions to reach goals. Therefore exploring beliefs, values, how our emotional states are created and how we build our internal world through our experiences and the meaning we give it.

In particular NLP may also help individuals who have had exposure to traumatic events and have PTSD or experience lessor forms of the condition in which the rewind technique / fast phobia cure may be effective.

I am also a qualified Life Coach, qualifying in 2004 with distinction, which adds to my work in personal development.

My continual professional development took me to complete a set of Enneagram workshops to explore the 'whole self' and to further my understanding of unconscious motivations in which we operate.

I have also completed (2008) an undergraduate degree in Psychology exploring the science and research of how our mind/brain impacts on all that we do.

With this I wanted to find other ways of working with individuals that reached deeper levels of awareness and I completed a post graduate diploma in integrative counselling. This counselling approach brings together humanistic, psychodynamic, CBT mindfuless which adds to the pluralistic approach plus I am able to work long and short term with clients.

Also I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision and I work with individual therapists, one to one and in a group. I would like to extend my supervision work to organisations as I feel there is a need for companies to support their workforce especially with the front line services, ie fire service, ambulance crews and other NHS services which can be traumatic and cause stress and anxiety to the individuals assisting such events.  

Adding to this I have also completed a somatic post traumatic stress disorder and relational couples counselling.

I have work experience with drug and alcohol, the National Health Service and student counselling at university level.

I also facilitate a weight management programme which includes Counselling, CBT and Transactional Analysis and enables clients to recognize, bring awareness of eating habits and may bring about good weight lose with the mindset of long term weight management.

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Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Weight Loss Management
Critical Incident Debriefing
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


My Fees are £45.00 - £60.00.

Concessions are available.

Further information

My practices are based in Backwell, North Somerset, Clifton, Bristol and Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, please contact me and let me know which one suits you best.

Counselling sessions are 50/60 minutes long and I am able to offer day time, evening and Saturday morning appointments.

Maps & Directions

Thornbury, BS35 1HB
Bristol, BS8

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I have evening and day appointments along with availability on a Saturday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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