K. Bernadette Mooney - BACP (Accred)
Hello my name is Bernadette and I have over 12 years of experience working with a great many of issues that anyone can experience through their lifetime. I have, for example, worked with clients who have had expressed anxiety issues including panic attacks, low mood / depression including suicidal thoughts, as well as the many difficulties a bereavment can bring. I have worked with clients who have experienced domestic violence including rape and / or sexual abuse. In addition I have supported clients with life-limiting and debilitating illnessess.
Why should I choose counselling?
We all know that life can bring many challenges and generally we can manage them, however there are times when we can feel overwhelmed and the support from our well-meaning family and friends is not always enough.
It can be helpful to talk, in confidence, to someone who is not only independent but also professional, who won't make any judgements and who'll be accepting of you as an individual.
How can counselling help?
Counselling provides that safe space where you are able to talk openly about your difficulties, experiences, anxieties and encouraged to explore ways of not only understanding but managing the issues either past or present that are causing your current difficulties. Although I mainly work in a person-centred manner, i appreciate people are unique and can incorporate other ways of working and will adapt the session(s) to meet your individual needs.
What happens at the first session?
Our first session will give us the chance to not only discuss your situation further and talk about what you would like to get out of counselling, but also to explore how counselling sessions may help. If you're happy to continue then we can set up a second session, these sessions can be mutally agreed to meet your availability.
How do I get started?
If you feel this is something for you and would like to discuss it further, you can contact me via email or by phone / text. You can either ask me further questions or we can arrange our first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Accredited and Registered Member of BACP
- BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling
- UCPD Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety and Depression
- BACP Registered Certificate of Proficiency
Continued Professional Development:-
- Anticipatory Grief
- Self-Harming Behaviours
- Suicidal Ideation
- Relationship / Couples
- Palliative Care
- Depression / Low Mood
- LGBTQ Awareness
- Safeguarding Adults
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Masterclass Patient and Carer perpesctives in Advanced Disease / End of Life
- Spiritual Care
- Working with Anger
- British Sign Language
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees for face to face and telephone sessions are £40.00 per session and each session will last 50 minutes.
NB: Payments for telephone sessions to be paid in advance through bank transfers where possible.