Bernadette Havenga, Dip. Couns., MBACP Registered
My name is Bernadette. I am a qualified and trained integrative therapeutic counsellor. My background was in healthcare, where I qualified and practised for many years as a Registered Nurse, School Nurse and Midwife.
I aim to help you resolve any personal difficulties or struggles you may be experiencing in life, and to guide you in finding your own way forward. I use a range of models of psychotherapy (for example, Person-centred and Psychodynamic), tailored to your individual needs and desired goals.
I will work alongside you on your journey, providing a safe space, with total confidentiality and in a warm, non-judgemental and supportive environment.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I practise within the ethical framework of the BACP. I am required to undertake regular supervision to ensure safe practice, and I comply with the mandatory continuous professional development (CPD) requirements of the Association.
I hold full professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS certificate.
I work as a volunteer counsellor for CRUSE (bereavement support) and the YMCA. I have valuable experience in working with children and young adults, I also work in schools, both primary and secondary, providing counselling to children and young people.
My private practice is in Cotterstock, near Oundle, and is in close proximity to Peterborough, Kettering, Stamford and surrounding areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP - Registered Member
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
- Awareness in Bereavement Care (Ascentis)
- Working with Children and young people Training Course- CRUSE
- Understanding Dissociation and Complex Dissociative Disorders training- First Person Plural
- Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice - ENB
- Registered Midwife - ENB
- Registered General Nurse - ENB
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have higher training in Bereavement Counselling for children, young adults and adults.
I have a lot of experience in counselling teenagers and young adults.
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
£40 per 50 min. session
Concessions available for students and young people
Discounts available for long-term psychotherapy - by negotiation.
For further information, please call Bernadette on 07413 410870.
Free car parking
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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