Bernadette Owen - P. G. Diploma, MNCS (Senior Accred), MBACP (Accred)

Bernadette Owen - P. G. Diploma, MNCS (Senior Accred), MBACP (Accred)


07712 816317

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07712 816317

About me

With 10 years of experience in the counselling field, my area of expertise is in working with the trauma and associated impact of childhood sexual abuse.  I work from a person centred perspective with male and female clients aged 16 and above, and my work is mainly client led.  My focus is on developing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship within which clients are empowered to explore their issues, at their own pace, in a safe, non-judgemental and empathic environment.

In addition to counselling, I offer hypnotherapy for the alleviation of a range of issues, including irrational fears, mistaken beliefs and the impact of trauma. Hypnotherapy is also useful and can be applied to bring about relaxation during pregnancy.

As a practitioner in counselling and hypnotherapy, my aim is always to work in accordance with client needs, providing a flexible, professional and ethical service.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapy Studies
  • BA (Hons.) Comb. (Psychology/Sociology)
  • Practitioner's Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • 10 years of experience as a counsellor working in the field of sexual abuse, firstly as a volunteer with I.S.A.S., before becoming a contracted employed counsellor with them, and recently as a counsellor with Nottinghamshire Rape Crisis Service (now Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Service).  I work with individual  clients, both male and female, and have facilitated therapeutic groups for survivors and ran groups for supporters.

    MBACP (Accred)
    MNCS (Senior Accred), MNCP

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer hypnotherapy for management of anxiety and for relaxation during pregnancy.

Therapies offered


Initial 30 minute consultation - free of charge.

Thereafter £50 per hour.

Further information

I offer counselling in the South Leicestershire area, and also in the Student Therapy Centre at Loughborough University.

If you would like to contact me for an informal conversation about your requirements or any further information, please feel free to call on the mobile number provided or e-mail me via the link above.

Maps & Directions

Leicester, LE8

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Currently I have availability on Wednesdays and Saturdays. I generally work between the hours of 9.00 am and 7.00 pm within the Leicestershire area.

Types of client

Young people
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