Bernadette Margerison: Dip Psychotherapy & Counselling

 

CounsellorHello and welcome. I am a positive, friendly, registered and accredited counsellor. I have more than 23 year's experience in private practice and in the NHS. At present I work exclusively in private practice.

Whatever your present situation, I can help you improve your state of mind and deal more effectively with your life challenges.

I employ a flexible therapeutic approach depending on my client's needs. However, my long experience has provided me with evidence that Mindfulness based CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy provide the most successful outcomes.

 I encourage the positive mind sets of confidence, hope and trust which we need most when life feels difficult. I do not pretend that there are easy solutions to all life's problems, but I will help you to build resilience and become more flexible, optimistic and realistic. This will help you to make the changes necessary to improve your situation as much as possible.

I will listen to you in confidence and help you to understand the origin and meaning of your distress. We will identify the changes you want to make and develop strategies to make those changes. You can hope to off load to me and feel understood, supported, contained, advised and gently guided through your difficulties. I will help you to stop being your own worst enemy.

 I work with all situations including depression, anxiety, loss, addictions, relationship difficulties, infertility issues, life transitions, parenting issues, low self-esteem or simply a wish to make changes. I hope to enable you to change negative mental habits, including rumination and self blame, and strengthen your ability to face life's challenges with greater resilience.

In addition, I am also a supervisor and trainer of other counsellors.

In my personal life I have had a long and happy marriage. I have raised two children, one of whom has autistic spectrum difficulties causing him to have extremely challenging behaviour. This has made family life very stressful at times. As a result, I believe that I can be especially helpful for those clients struggling with parenting issues. I have also taught parenting skills classes in the past.

I will be happy to meet with you for an assessment session so that you can decide if you would like to work with me.  Contact me here.

 

  • Bernadette Margerison BA Hons, Cert Ed, Dip Psych & Coun, BACP accredited and registered
  • Qualified, experienced, therapist, supervisor and trainer
  • More than 23 years experience in private practice and NHS work, providing employee support for organisations, and training and supervising counsellors
  • Consulting room in West London near underground
  • Convenient for W3, W4, W6, W11, W12, Chiswick, Acton, Hammersmith, Richmond, Kensington and Chelsea
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Adaptable therapeutic approach responding to client needs
  • Available for assessments, short term solution focused counselling or longer term therapy
  • Available for telephone counselling
  • Available for supervision