07790919589 / 07790919589
Hello. My name is Bernadette Castle.
I am an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist (BPS, HCPC registered) based in Farnham, Surrey and conveniently located for the local towns and villages of Guildford, Alton, Ash, Farnborough and Aldershot.
I offer a confidential counselling service to adults with a wide range of concerns and issues. These include, amongst others:
- low self-esteem
- long-term medical health concerns
- disfigurement and disability
- body image concerns
- relationship difficulties
- cancer, burns, skin conditions, congenital conditions, scarring
I can offer long or short term counselling, depending on your individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained to become a Chartered Counselling Psychologist at the University of Surrey, Roehampton.
I am accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I am trained in an integrative approach, and this means that I can refer to and apply a number of theories and models to gather a more full understanding of the problems people present with. I have received training in three of the most historical theoretical approaches – cognitive behavioural therapy, the psychodynamic approach and person-centred counselling.
I have worked in a variety of settings, including a student counselling service, a hospital outpatient counselling service, and within the voluntary sector. Whilst I have extensive experience in the area of physical health and working with people living with conditions that affect their health and appearance, I also have experience in many other areas including, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image concerns, stress and relationship difficulties.
Prior to training as psychologist, I worked as a nurse and this experience is invaluable when working with clients with medical health concerns.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Congenital conditions, such as, birthmarks, cleft lip and palate, Goldenhar syndrome, Moebius.
Skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea, vitiligo.
Session fees are £55.
Counselling sessions are provided at my home office in Weybourne, Farnham. Directions can be found on my
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I can offer evening appointments (usually 6.30-9.30pm) and occasional weekend appointments. I also have availability in the daytime Monday to Friday.