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About me

I am a qualified experienced counsellor. I specialise in working with domestic abuse and self confidence and of course I also work with many issues that people face . I offer an integrative approach which means I ensure your counselling is tailored to your specific needs.

I can offer therapy face-to-face, via skype or by telephone. My preference would be to meet face-to-face as I feel this is most beneficial to you, the client.        

I have found counselling to be the most amazing path of self-discovery, as a client and practitioner. Both sides of this dynamic have been transformational. To be in a room with a professional who was there just for me, to listen without judgement or preconceived ideas, was life-changing.

Areas I provide support in:

  • Abuse: sexual - physical and emotional
  • Abortion
  • Anxiety
  • Affairs
  • Anger management
  • Bereavement
  • Betrayal
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Disabilities
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Carer support
  • Emotional understanding
  • Eating disorders
  • Family/Relationship issues
  • Illness
  • Low self esteem
  • Low self confidence
  • Loss
  • Miscarriage
  • OCD
  • Panic attacks
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Redundancy
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self harm
  • Stress: variety of causes
  • Separation
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness & Visualisation

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed the following courses:

  • Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling
  • Level 2 In Domestic Abuse
  • Certificate of Continual Professional Development in eating disorders
  • Certificate of Continual Professional Development in mindfulness
  • Certificate of Continual Professional Development working with young people
  • Certificate of Continual Professional Development in working with grief and loss
  • Certificate of Continual Professional Development in understanding abusive relationships
  • Certificate of Continual Professional Development in working with clients who have experienced sexual abuse
  • Certificate of Continual professional development in Treating Intrusive Thoughts & the Inner Critical voice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Additional information

Individual clients £50.00 per session.

Couples £60 per session.

Each session is one hour.                           

I offer a 10 minute free telephone initial consultation.

Availability

On request.

Further information

For any more information please visit my website www.bernadettekavanaghcounsellling.org or my facebook page Bernadette Kavanagh counselling.

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

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Bernadette Kavanagh

Bernadette Kavanagh