• Home
  • >Bernadette Owen MBACP (Accred) Counselling Psychotherapy Hypnotherapy

About me

Hello, and thank you for visiting my Counselling Directory profile.  Making the decision to come to therapy can feel daunting and confusing, and finding the right therapist is important in taking the first step to improving your emotional well being.

Life can sometimes leave us with difficult situations and issues, and sometimes finding solutions can feel an impossible task.

If you find yourself in emotional or psychological difficulty, whether relating to present or past problems, and would like to talk, then you are very welcome to contact me for an informal chat or to book and initial consultation, at no cost, where we can explore together the most appropriate way forward for you.

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 18 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)


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Person-centred therapy

Photos & videos

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Initial 30 minute consultation - free of charge.

Thereafter £50 per hour (individual)

- £75 per hour (couple)

My fees are a reflection my experience, my training and my commitment to continuing professional development.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Currently I have availability on Fridays and Saturdays. I generally work between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm within the Leicestershire area.

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.

Leicester
Leicestershire
LE8

2nd Floor, 94 New Walk
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Bernadette Owen MBACP (Accred) Counselling Psychotherapy Hypnotherapy

Bernadette Owen MBACP (Accred) Counselling Psychotherapy Hypnotherapy