Bernadette Gilder (MSc Psych, PG Dip Counselling) - Integrative Counsellor
Hey there. Everyone is ok in my eyes and all are welcome. Anxiety, stress, depression, anger - these feelings can creep up on us or appear quite suddenly. Grief can hit us straight away or months/years later. Sometimes life just gets too hard and we can't cope, get short tempered, can't sleep, cry....
You may know why you feel the way you do - or not - but either way, talking with someone impartial can really help. We each have our unique blend of stuff we are trying to deal with. I believe strongly that mental health is no different to physical health in that systems can become unbalanced and give us problems. Working with a Counsellor can help to rebalance your mind.
You may be unsure but I encourage you to make an appointment, meet me and then see how you feel. It could be your first step toward feeling better and learning how to manage whatever you are going through. I am happy to support you as long as you need me but it can be encouraging to know that significant improvement can happen in as few as 6 sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am friendly and broad-minded. My style is Integrative which means we can discuss your individual needs and tailor support accordingly. I have lots of skills we can choose from including CBT and Mindfulness. I am an Acupuncturist too and this can help with mood, pain and sleep. I am also a chartered Physiotherapist which gives me a particular understanding of pain and its consequences. I have a special interest in Women's Health pain and problems.
In case you want to see my actual qualifications and memberships, here they are :0) (B.Physio, MSc (Psych), PG Dip (Counselling), PGCert (Women's Health), HCPC, BACP, CSP, AACP, POGP)
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
Chronic Pelvic Pain.
Polycystic ovarian disease
Acupuncture for help with mood, sleep and pain
£55 per session payable in cash or cheque at each session or in advance via BACS.
6 pre-paid sessions £290
Please note I adhere to a strict 24 hour cancellantion policy
I am available day time and some evenings; in person, online or by telephone.