Bernadette McGregor, BA Hons, PG Dip Counselling, MBACP
I am an experienced counsellor and can provide a comfortable space in which you can explore and process any painful thoughts or feelings. Releasing these thoughts and feelings can bring relief, restore energy, provide insight and understanding, and help to break any self-defeating patterns. We can work together to decrease the volume of any inner critical voice, and break any negative core beliefs in order to give you the maximum freedom to direct your life. I have worked as an integrative counsellor since 2003 and have a wide range of experience in working with depression, anxiety, abuse and low self-esteem.
I aim to make counselling affordable and therefore I keep my fee as low as possible. My sliding scale offers a reduced fee to students/unemployed. The session will last for the full 60 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre in North London and am a BACP accredited counsellor. I have a broad range of experience and have been trained to use the psychodynamic, person centred and other humanistic approaches. I have also trained in EMDR therapy which is an effective method to aid processing of difficult, painful and traumatic experiences as well as completing a hypnotherapy course for counsellors and psychotherapists which can be used as an additional tool to erase any negative beliefs recorded in the subconscious mind.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individual face to face session £40
Students and unemployed £35
I have a 48 hour cancellation policy. This would not apply in the case of personal illness.
I am a reiki master. I volunteer as an energy healer at the Mind Body Spirit and Mind Body Soul festivals in Earls Court and Olympia.
Mindfulness - An Effective Resource for Working with Trauma
CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder
EMDR II (processing of unconscious material to help unlock any limiting habitual behaviour)
Hypnotherapy for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Working with Anger
Working with Addictions