Bridget Rattigan BA , BSc, MSc, DTTH, UKCP, MBACP
For more than 20 years I have been a fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist working face-to-face, online and by phone, helping clients to work through anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, depression, loss and bereavement, self-esteem, self-assertiveness, anger and career transition. I offer a safe and welcoming setting where I can help you overcome fears, phobias and anxieties that are holding you back from fulfilling your goals and having the supportive and nurturing relationships you deserve.
I worked for several years as a phone counsellor for AXA and I am fully trained in online and phone counselling.
I offer regression therapy and inner child work help process and overcome childhood and later traumas so that you can understand and resolve difficulties you may be having in present-day relationships at home and at work. I am a specialised EMDR practitioner with considerable experience in working with clients to process and overcome trauma.
I am an experienced supervisor and trainer, supervising and training counselling students and qualified counsellors for the past 10 years.
I programme lead and lecture on a BA in counselling accredited by Middlesex University.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) in Modern Languages
BSc (Hons) Psychology
MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia),
Diploma in Therapeutic and Transpersonal Hypnosis,
Certificate in Supervision (Integrative),
L5 Diploma in teaching and training
Over 20 years experience as a counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in private practice. I am fully accredited by the UKCP and a registered member of BACP. I have been supervising counselling students for the past 10 years.
I have also worked in primary care (GP surgery), as a psychotherapist for outpatients at St Thomas' Hospital, as a telephone counsellor for AXA and in a Bereavement Counselling Centre.
I currently programme lead and lecture on a BA in Counselling accredited by Middlesex University.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65 per 50 minute individual daytime session. £70 per individual evening session. £75 per daytime couples session. £80 per couples evening session. For EMDR fee is by arrangement.