Bernadette Padfield

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(MBACP) Registered
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I believe passionately in the counselling process but I also believe that the timing is as important as the therapy itself. When we reach the decision to seek counselling it is then that we are ready to really engage. I will make every effort to see all new clients within 5 working days of initial contact.

It may be that you are going through a bad time in your life. You may feel out of touch with yourself and/or other people. It could be the anxiety and stress of everyday life. Perhaps it's time that you would like someone to share your experiences, to help and support you in your decisions, or to listen and be there, to explore unwanted memories or to change destructive habits/addictions. Whatever it is, I can provide a safe, non judgemental, confidential space. I believe that you are the expert in the room, you know you best. However with careful reflection and exploration, we can help you rediscover your inner resources and true identity. You may then identify what it is that you would really like, what works for you and how to achieve it, your way.

I have had many years experience working with clients both face to face and over the telephone on a national helpline. My approach is very Person Centred although I may use Creative Therapies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and some Psycho-dynamic theory to enhance the process. I offer both short and long term therapy. I believe that nobody knows us more than we know ourselves and therefore respect each individual and their uniqueness above all.

I continue to develop my skills by attending regular workshops and seminars and receive monthly clinical supervision, as required by the BACP.

I hold an enhanced D.B.S certificate.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists; therefore I abide by its code of ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Telephone Counselling

I have produced and deliver a training programme for counsellors and counselling students focussing on pregnancy loss and the complicated grief of abortion.

I have completed additional training in :

    • P.T.S.D
    • Working with Dreams and Imagery
    • Working with your Inner Child
    • Drugs and Alcohol
    • Eating Disorders
    • Pregnancy Loss
    • Working with Mental Health Issues
    • Adoption
    • Post Abortion Counselling
    • Miscarriage
    • Stillbirth and Neonatal Death
    • The Death of a Child
    • Infertility
    • Postnatal and Antenatal Depression
    • P.T.S.D in Childbirth
    • Suicide
    • Perinatal Mental Health
    • Creative Therapy
    • Couples Counselling
    • Bereavement
    • O.C.D

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sudden confidence loss, Menopause, Mid-life crisis, Infertility, Ectopic Pregnancy, Traumatic Birth, Miscarriage, Couples grief therapy, Stillbirth,


£50.00 - £60.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

Each session is £50 for individuals and £60 per couple.

Fees are payable at each session or by bank transfer prior to each session.

I offer a free, no obligation interview of about 10 minutes. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions and explore what it is that you hope to get from the counselling and I can explain how I work.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Tuesday to Thursday Flexible

Bristol Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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My practice is on ground floor, with free parking available.

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Bernadette Padfield
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