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 3 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 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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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


From £50.00 to £60.00

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.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  • Monday to Thursday Flexible

Bristol Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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

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Bernadette Padfield

Bernadette Padfield