Bernadette Margerison BA Hons, Cert Ed, Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP
Hello and welcome. I am a positive, friendly, compassionate, experienced counsellor for individual adults.
Whatever your present situation, I can help you improve your state of mind and deal more effectively with your life challenges.
I will help you build resilience and become more flexible, optimistic and realistic.
You will be in safe hands with me. I am a qualified, BACP registered and accredited counsellor, with more than 23 years experience in private practice and in organisational settings, including many years as a counsellor within the NHS.
I also train and supervise other counsellors.
I can work in a short term solution focused way, or longer term, taking an open ended approach, depending on what is required. I have good outcomes.
I adapt my working methods to suit the needs of the clients. However, I find that Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) offer positive techniques and good results for most clients.
I offer a 50 minute assessment initially, followed by regular, weekly, 50 minute appointments if you choose to work with me. If, after the assessment, I think that counselling with me is not the best way forward for you, I will direct you elsewhere in order to best help you.
Please see my website www.chiswickcounselling.com for further details and explanations about types of therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Please see my website www.chiswickcounsellling.com for full details.
I have more than 23 year's experience working in private practice, in the NHS and in student counselling services and employee assistance services. I have trained and supervised other counsellors.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£75 for a 50 minute appointment for individuals
In my personal life I have had a long and happy marriage. I have raised two children, one of whom has autistic spectrum difficulties causing him to have extremely challenging behaviour. This has made family life very stressful at times. As a result, I believe that I can be especially helpful for clients struggling with parenting issues. I no longer provide couples counselling, although I have done in the past. I do, however, feel that I can be very helpful working on relationship issues with individuals as a result of my past experience of couples work.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9.30am to 7pm weekdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|