Bernadette Dean

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BA (Hons) MBACP, Dip CBT, Accredited Couples Counsellor
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Cleethorpes DN35 & Louth LN11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you struggling in relationships?  Does  this have an impact on your self esteem & confidence ? Would you like to gain a deeper understanding of how you communicate & gain acceptance of  yourself, whilst exploring your own  identity as well as the dynamics of a couple relationship?

Do you find yourself using food as a way to manage your emotions? If your struggling with disordered eating, body image issues or emotional eating together from a non judgemental place we can explore the underlying factors which contribute to your relationship with food.

 As an experienced Relationship , Trauma informed Neuro affirmative Disordered Eating  Counsellor, together with care & compassion  I welcome the opportunity to  work together with you  & meet you where you are whilst exploring your experiences & the impact they have on you, at a your pace without judgement.

I offer face to face in Cleethorpes & Louth as well as  Online  appointments for individuals & couples . I offer a integrative approach, Using different modalities where you can decide if you would prefer 50min, 60min or 90min sessions. Price varies depending on the length of your session.

Relationship counselling

Would you like to explore your relationship with yourself & others? Are you  experiencing relationship problems and struggling to communicate effectively? Are you feeling disconnected and unsatisfied in yourself or in your relationship but feel stuck  ?

Sitting alongside you I offer a space to explore your communication styles and the unique challenges that being in a relationship you may often face.

I aim to meet you where you are in your relationship whilst navigating your uniqueness as an individual and exploring how you bring parts of yourself into your couple relationship. 

A space where you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself & each other. I understand doing this can leave you feeling vulnerable. Learning about yourself and taking that mask off  can be overwhelming, which is why it is important for me to meet you where you are in your own intimate  relationship with yourself  as well as navigating your couples relationship.

Whether you are feeling stuck in your relationship or struggling with issues related to but not limited to infidelity, family conflicts and intimacy, through individual and joint sessions self compassion, understanding your attachment style & growth can take place .

Disordered Eating

I have lived experience in neurodivergence & disordered eating, I understand the importance of exploring the relationship with Binge eating, Restrictive eating, Anorexia, Avoidance of restrictive food intake disorder (AFRID) Health and sensory challenges without judgment. I have knowledge, understanding &  training to work with you if you are considering or have had bariatric surgery.

I offer compassion along with the use of psychoeducation to help you gain empowerment in understanding your behaviours & emotions . When working with someone who is  suffering with disordered eating if necessary I work with a team of experienced professionals where we can work collaboratively together to give you the support you need, these include nutritionists, movement personal trainers.

Who am I? 

 I feel it is particularly important for you to see the real me in the room. I am passionate, down to earth, open & honest, whilst being ethical and professional . I have lived experience with  neurodivergence , which has lead me to train in neurodiversity & Eating disorders .I am an integrative counsellor (meaning I am trained in  different types  of therapy) I feel its important to offer an approach that can be tailored to suit you.

Where am I?

I have from a therapy room  in  Cleethorpes & Louth, with access for all, individual chairs, a sofa, space for a wheelchair, free car parking, disabled access, toilets and is within easy reach of local public transport.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 5 years experience in counselling with individuals & couples .Where I have Worked in a  worked in a GP surgery, a charity counselling placement with individuals and groups who have experienced Sexual Violence & Domestic abuse,  a local counselling service working with a diverse range of Adult clients. I have  specific bereavement training from  at cruse as a bereavement support worker . 

I have a special interest in Intimate relationships with self & others which lead me to  train as a relationship counsellor .

I continue to do extensive training in Neurodiversity, Eating disorders and Disordered eating which included Binge Eating, Restrictive Eating AFRID ,Anorexia , Senses , Working with the Bariatric Client, Masking, Camouflaging Connections with food, The Digestive System, with the Neurodivergent client in mind. 

 Although I continue to train in different areas I work with you as a individual not a issue .Two people can bring the same issue but I believe we each of have our own unique  experience. Although if we feel I am not the right counsellor for you I will do my best to help you find someone who is experienced & trained  to meet your specific needs

Here is a list of some of my training, I continue to develop my training on a regular basis. I attend supervision at least every 4 weekly to adhere to the requirements of my membership with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy which provide an ethical framework to work by


  • Fda Person Centred Counselling
  • BA hons Person Centred Counselling
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Diploma
  • Couples Counselling Accredited Course (NCIP)
  • Diploma Neurodiversity Eating Disorder Disordered Eating

Continued Training Development

  • Certificate Abuse (IWTC)
  • Certificate The Inside of Autism,( The Autistic Advocate)
  • Certificate Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Certificate Transactional Analysis 101
  • Certificate Cruse Bereavement Support Worker
  • Certificate Working Online/Telephone (Cruse)
  • Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating with the Neurodivergent Client in mind .Introduction (Module 1 NEDDE Training)
  • Embracing Neurodivergent Clients and Eating Diversity (Module 2 NEDDE Training)
  • The Critical Role of Nutrition in Eating Disorders,  Disordered Eating & Neurodiversity (Module 3 NEDDE Training)
  • Safeguarding level 2
  • Sexual Violence Trauma Training (Zoe Loderick)
  • Self harm and Suicide prevention level 2  (TQUK Certificate}
  • Trauma Awareness (Cruse )
  • Trauma Focused Therapy (The Link centre)
  • Weight Stigma , Fat Phobia and Diet culture in the Therapy Room (The Fat Therapist Workshop)
  • Working with Couples & Compulsive Sexual Behaviour (CORST Introduction Course)
  • Working with suicide remotely (Cruse}

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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£50.00 - £97.50
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual therapy £50 for 50mins £60 for 60mins £90 for 90mins

Couples therapy £65 for £60 £97.50 for £90mins

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My working days are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays and times vary between 9am & 8pm. 

Poplar Road, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, DN35

Fairfield Enterprise Centre, Enterprise Centre, Lincoln Way, Fairfield Industrial Estate, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 0LS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Bernadette Dean
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