Dr Chantal Bernard - Chartered Counselling Psychologist and EMDR Practitioner
Hello and Welcome!
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered to practice with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have extensive experience of working with a wide range of mental health difficulties and I am passionate about improving mental health and working alongside an individual to help them get to where they want to be and feeling how they want to feel.
I am a firm believer in that there is not a one size fits all approach to therapy and as such, I take an integrative approach, drawing upon various models of therapy to work towards meeting your needs. I hold the belief that you are the expert on your life and my role within our sessions, is to help you work through the difficulties you are experiencing.
I provide clinical supervision to Doctoral students and other mental health providers, and I am on the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) with the BPS.
I am an approved provider for AXA PPP, BUPA, WPA, Aviva, Healix Healthcare and Vitality Health.
I hope to be able to join you and help facilitate your journey towards better mental health.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over nine years experience of working within an acute private psychiatric hospital prior to setting up private practice. I have experience of working within an MDT and facilitating group and individual therapy for inpatients and outpatients with various mental health difficulties. I have delivered a range of therapeutic interventions, developing psychological formulations, risk assessments and care plans for individual clients with a range of presenting difficulties in psychiatric and outpatient settings.
I currently divide my time between private practice and working with individuals in a mental health rehabilitation unit.
I am currently working towards accreditation as an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Practitioner. I am a member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland and have a BPS approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision and on the RAPPS Register.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society