Hello, my name is Bernadette,
I am on a journey through life just like you.
Whether you are facing loss, bereavement, a relationship breakdown or simply feel broken I am here to listen and help you move forward.
I have experience in helping with mental, emotional, and spiritual issues.
I have my own story, but I am eager to hear yours. It's not about me, but about you, your life, and your journey of healing and restoration through counselling.
If you have any questions or would like to book your first appointment please call me on 07376 029478 or 07818515771, or send an email.
Overview Of Sessions:
I follow a person-centered approach to counselling. This means that the focus will be on you and your needs. During the first session, we will talk around your hopes and wishes. There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss the nature and intention of your counselling, and to review these details during the following sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- A member of Al Anon (The Children of Alcoholic Parents), 1982
- Foundation Level in Counselling, 1999 - 2000
- Cruse Bereavement Training, 2002
- A carer/auxiliary nurse, 1998 - 2007
- Trained with Samaritans when living in Cyprus, 2010
- Personal Counselling & Training with Ellel Ministries, 2013 - 2017
- Counselling Level 4 Llandrillo College, 2016 - 2018
- Ongoing Member of the BACP since 2016
- Cruse Bereavement Adults, Children & Young Peoples 2016 - 2018
- Trained on Level 3 in Health & Arts 2018 - 2019
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Spiritual/religious abuse.
£40 an hour (per individual session)
Note: It is requested that 48 hours' notification of cancellation is given. If the session is cancelled at short notice the counsellor will request this agreed fee. The number of sessions required will be discussed during the contracting stage and then reviewed regularly. Sessions are usually based on a series of six followed by a review by client and counsellor.
Counsellor Information/Legal Issues:
The Counsellor is fully qualified and registered with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). She will receive regular supervision which is undertaken by a fully qualified Supervisor and act in accordance with the BACP's Ethical Framework. Professional standards place client confidentiality and safety as paramount. The Counsellor has a legally binding duty to disclose any criminal activity the client may be involved in, such as:
a). drug trafficking (whether actual or planned);
b). acts of terrorism (whether actual or planned);
c). money laundering (whether actual or planned);
The Counsellor may need to break confidentiality if the client discloses that they are at risk of harm to self or to others or planning suicide. If the client is a minor, the parent or guardian is considered as part of the contract and therefore will be consulted. The client's safety and well-being come first and foremost.