Bernie Bane

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BA(Hons), MBACP (Accred) Integrative Counselling & Psych.
Available for new clients
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London SE1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I qualified as an Integrative Counsellor at Mary Ward Centre in 2005 and went on to obtain a BA (Hons) in Counselling from University of Greenwich in 2012. I am an accredited member of BACP.

My experience working as a counsellor in the charity sector, LGBTQ+ community,  and Education has given me the opportunity to work with adults and young people from a variety of different backgrounds. I have supported people experiencing relationship difficulties, identity issues, sexuality issues, domestic violence, survivors of rape & sexual assault, people living with HIV,  people suffering from depression and anxiety, people who are self-harming and people who have attempted or are at risk of suicide.

I see therapy as a co-operative venture between therapist and client and I endeavour to provide a warm, collaborative space for you to explore the issues that are important to you. I will seek to see you and understand you as a whole person, connected in mind, body, and heart. Through this I hope to support you in accepting and understanding yourself as a whole person, with the power and freedom to make choices.

The integrative model I work with focuses on the importance of relationships and is based on the belief that as human beings we can grow and develop in relation to others. I combine and use several different models of counselling, which allows me to meet the needs of each individual and to work with the focus that best fits the person.

My approach is empathetic, collaborative and relational. I will work on building a trusting and supportive relationship with you which will allow you to feel confident in opening up and sharing your distress, hopes and wishes. We will work together at a pace that suits you. If it's useful we can use creative approaches like drawing or writing.

I will begin by offering you an initial phone call where we can discuss your needs and how we could work together. When we first meet in person or online we can build on this initial conversation and continue to talk through your concerns and how I can support you. As we continue to meet regularly (weekly for 50min per session), we will continue to develop a trusting relationship and co-create a space where you can explore, express, change and grow.

I work in private practice at Borough High Street as well as online throughout the week.  

Please contact me via email at: berniebane@hotmail.com or on 07903771097 to arrange a mutually convenient time for us to have an initial phone conversation. I look forward to supporting you.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA(Hons) Counselling. Dip. Integrative Counselling,I am an accredited member of BACP.

I provide long and short-term counselling to adults and young people and I am experienced in helping clients with:

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement
  • Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Living with HIV
  • Work Issues
  • Lack of Confidence
  • Low Self Esteem

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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Fees

£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Concessions are offered depending on availability.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available at Delta House, London Bridge as well as online Monday to Friday.

Further information

Delta House & Borough House

Borough (Northern Line - 2 minute walk)
London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern Lines - 5 minute walk)
Southwark (Jubilee Line - 12 minute walk)
Elephant and Castle (Northern Line, 13 minutes walk)

Waterloo (Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo Lines-15 minute walk)

Delta House, 175-177 Borough High Street, London, Greater London, SE1 1HR

Borough House Rooms, 78-80 Borough High Street, London, Greater London, SE1 1LL

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Lift available at Delta House and Borough House.

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