Bernadette Gilder

Bernadette Gilder



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About me

Hello, let me help you. I have looked after many people experiencing mental distress. Anxiety, stress, depression - these can creep up on us or happen quite suddenly. Sometimes life just gets too hard and we struggle to cope. You might be able to identify why you feel the way you do or it may seem a mystery but either way, talking to someone impartial can really help.

I believe strongly that mental health is no different to physical health in that systems can become unbalanced and give us problems. Counselling can help to rebalance your mind.

I have very comfortable and private rooms where you can feel free to tell me how you are.  We can together work toward improving your life.

It takes courage to seek Counselling  and in addition it is a financial consideration.  Therefore people often worry how long therapy will take.  I invite you to have this conversation with me. I have experience with short term therapy (working for the NHS) and mid to long term therapy.  Let me reassure you that good work can be achieved in as few as six sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in healthcare for 20 years and trained as a Counselling Psychotherapist at the University of East London.  I am BACP registered.  I have a Masters in Psychology and am also a chartered Physiotherapist which gives me a particular understanding of pain and its consequences.  I specialise in chronic pelvic pain and am an Acupuncturist too.

My style is Integrative which means I can assess individual needs and tailor my support accordingly. I have always felt this is better than offering only one way of doing things. For example I can give you an understanding ear, we can work with practical tasks, practice mindfulness and you can learn about CBT.  There are many ways to help someone but the most important thing is that you feel comfortable with me. So come along and meet me, see how you feel and then you can decide.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pelvic pain

Chronic Pelvic Pain.


Chronic pain.


Polycystic ovarian disease


Free 30' introductory meeting

£65 per session payable at each session or in advance via BACS.

6 sessions paid up front £350

Maps & Directions

London, E4
Loughton, IG10

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

Please note my Loughton location has one flight of stairs. Chingford is on the ground floor. Both have nearby parking available.


I am available day time and some evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme