Dr. Monica Berntsen
Dr. Berntsen is a Counselling Psychologist and Neuropsychologist providing Counselling, Neurorehabilitation and drug-free treatments to improve mental health and behavioural control.
She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and a Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Counselling: Dr. Berntsen provides counselling for individuals of all ages and for any reason. She is trained in all counselling and psychotherapy approaches and provides counselling to suit individual needs. She has 6 years of experience helping people reach their goals in private practice.
For a more targeted approach, Dr. Berntsen provides treatments focusing on brain functioning using brain stimulation, cognitive training, neurofeedback, and mindfulness based exercises. This approach has been successful on a wide range of problems given the emphasis on changing the brain to change behaviour.
Neurorehabilitation: Dr. Berntsen helps people regain functioning after brain injury, stroke or as a consequence of neurodegenerative disorders - using brain stimulation and training.
Training, qualifications & experience
PhD in Neuropsychology
MA in Counselling Psychology
BSc (Hons) in Psychology
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.
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.
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
Counselling Psychology sessions £100
Neuropsychological sessions £100