Hello! My name is Bernadette MBACP(Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Welcome to my website For Warrington and Chester. http//www.positivemindscare.co.uk
I work as a Relationship and Couples Counsellor, Sex Therapist, CBT and EMDR (Accred)Therapist and specialise in Sexual Addiction from my clinics from Birchwood in Warrington WA2 and Chester CH4 9QR.
Why don't you take advantage of my initial 20 Minutes consultation free over the phone?
I am an accredited, qualified, advanced Counsellor and Psychotherapist practising Couples and Relationship Counselling, CBT, EMDR and Sex Therapy and Addiction.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP (Accred), and an Accredited member of EMDR, member of the College of Sexual and Relationships Therapy (COSRT). This work includes Relationship and couples counselling for problems including those of a sexual nature. I am also a member of ATSAC working with addiction.
I work with private clients, Insurance companies, Relate and the NHS, IAPT and EAP's, Solicitors and Medico Legal work.
I work with sexual offenders, the Police, probation and solicitors once the offender has been arrested both before sentencing and afterwards.
I work with the victims/survivors of sexual abuse as well as other forms of abuse such as mental, emotional and physical.
Addiction; I work with addiction including addiction to internet porn as well as other types of addiction.
All of the above requires specialised training as well as many hours client work in this area.
The therapies I offer include:
CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
EMDR- (Eye Movement Desensitisation andReprocessing).http://www.emdrnetwork.org/description.html
Relationship and Couples Counselling
Sometimes our lives can throw us unexpected challenges which can leave us feeling depressed, stressed, sad and overwhelmed. We may feel emotionally and mentally exhausted. Sometimes these issues can have an effect on our professional and work life, our personal relationships and also cause emotional and sexual distances with our loved ones. Sound familiar?
Over the years we have learned to hide our true feelings which in turn can leave us with feelings of conflict with the things we say and the real way that we feel. We have begun to be untrue to ourselves. Eventually this will lead to a feeling of resentment towards ourselves and those around us.
There doesnt have to be a reason - nothing needs to have happened - but sometimes things don't quite feel right and you can't put your finger on it.
We can talk it through. Once we have found what the 'issue' actually is, you will begin to feel better and begin to live again in a more proactive and fulfilling way.
My area of work includes relationship issues, sexuality, self worth, self image, abuse, addiction, bereavement, loss ,prisons, young offenders, Self Harm.
I have worked with Relate, private clients and large organisations including a BBC radio station as the 'Advice Angel' and BBC TV programmes.
My background includes lecturer of Counselling studies as well as working freelance for local authority's and for private health care companies as a counsellor and psychotherapist.
I also work from my private practice as well as working with the NHS, PCT and write features for magazines.
I offer a private, professional and confidential* Counselling, CBT, EMDR and Psychosexual therapy in a safe, and friendly environment.
In a safe, non judgemental and supportive environment, we will work together to explore your inner, hidden feelings and emotions, many of which may have been dormant for years.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications relevant to Counselling:
EMDR (Acrred)(Eye Movement Desensitisation and reprocessing) 1,2,3,4
PG Cert Psychosexual Therapy
PG dip Psychosexual Therapy & Couples counselling
Advanced Counselling Diploma
Advanced CBT Diploma level 5
Diploma in Addiction Therapy ATSAC
Life Coaching Certificate
Life Coaching Diploma
Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma
Teaching Cert Ed.
Rape and Sexual abuse Certificate
Working with Self Harm Certificate
Working with Suicidal Clients Certificate
Sexual minorities Therapy Certificate
Member of STOPSO Stop sexual offending
Critical Incident Management
HNC Business and Finance (Distinction)
D32 and D33 assessors qualifications
CRB Enhanced Disclosure
Personal and Professional Insurance
Regular Supervision in accordance to the requirements of the BACP.
Regular updating of qualifications.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also cover Life & Psychological Coaching
Working with Lesbian, Gay, Transexual and Transgender
Psychosexual Therapy - loss of desire, erectile dysfuntion, and other sexual disorders.
Pre marital coaching
Regaining your life
Living life to your full potential
Working through Life changes
Self Harm, Survivors of Suicide.
Domestic abuse, emotional abuse and rape and sexual abuse.
Writing and presenting training programmes for companies as well as colleges and private clients with smaller staffing levels.
Concessions offered for
My fees are as follows:
Initial 20 minutes Consultation time. This is free, it's a time for you to ask questions etc. let me know your issues or problems and allow me to assess you and decide how we can best work together.
Ranges from £60.00 depending on the type of therapy requested and whether you want one to one therapy or couple counselling.
Telephone Counselling and SKYPE:
I am happy to carry out this service providing that a time has been agreed and that the session has been paid for before hand.
The initial first session will include a contract for confidentiality, safety and the outline of how we will work together. We will discuss the amount of sessions that you feel comfortable with.
£80 for the first session of 1 hour face to face
£70 for 1 hour there after where sessions will be carried out by phone Skype and e mail. This also means that you coaching need not interfere with you work or family or social life.
Please e mail me or telephone me with your information and I will reply within 24 hours.
Monday to Thursday 09.00 to 1800
I thought you may like to now a little bit about myself and what brought me into this work.
I have made many life changing decisions in my life. Some good, some not so good. I have experienced the feeling of depression, darkness and despair with no light at the end of the tunnel. But one thing I have learned - with love, understanding and support and true determination to win,there is light at the end!
I have made mistakes but thats because I'm human - the important thing is, I have decided its ok and Im ok with myself.
We all have to be allowed to make our own mistakes - that's what eventually shapes our future and helps to make us who we are. I believe that we have no right to take away the future of another human being by dictating and refusing to listen to the needs of others.
Let me help you to live up to your full potential.
Call me for an appointment and we can take it from there.
Please leave a message on my answer phone, mobile or email and I will contact you as soon as I can.
Please be assured that any conversation between ourselves will remain confidential*.
Take care of yourself because unless you are feeling 'OK' you can't possibly give the right amount of attention to those you love.
* Confidentiality will be discussed and explained during your first session.
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