Bernie Forde

Bernie Forde


Registered Member MBACP

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07792604483
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Therapist - Notting Hill

Notting Hill W2
07792604483
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

Hi I’m Bernie,

I work with people to help them come to terms with their problems, so they can move on and have better lives. Better still, through facing their problems in counselling, I find most people I work with grow stronger emotionally, psychologically and intellectually. This way they become more self-reliant and able to cope better with any future challenges that come their way.

There’s no magic approach to therapy that works for everyone. So I trained as an “integrative” practitioner. This means I studied a range of therapies, and bring the parts that I think are most useful together, in the way that I believe will work best for each unique person.

A little about me: I began work in this field 17 years ago. Over these years I studied for two Masters level qualifications (an MSc and a Post Grad Diploma), and gained practical training & experience within the NHS. Before this I had another career, working around the world, with many successes and challenges. I faced big personal challenges too. Working through them, with help at times, was life changing. So I know how well counselling and therapy can work, from both sides. I come from a big family, and I’m father to three children. All of this contributes to who I am, and what I can bring to my work. 

Practice description

You are at the heart of my practice, so the foundation of my work is client centred and humanistic. This means you can expect to be accepted as you are, with empathy and without judgement, and for me to be open and genuine with you.

I’ve studied several excellent traditional and contemporary therapies, and am qualified to integrate them into my practice. I’m interested in philosophy too, and find it has a lot to offer in therapy.

I’m also highly qualified and well experienced as a coach. This gives us lots of options for how we can approach things, and we can talk about this and decide what works best for you. 

My first session

In your first session, I’ll help you feel comfortable to be yourself with me. You’ll be able to tell me what’s been going on, and how it’s a problem for you. I’ll ask some questions to make sure I understand you as well as possible, and you can ask me any questions you have, too. It will be a chance for us to begin to get to know each other.

You sometimes hear these referred to as “assessment sessions”, which is true, because I’ll be assessing your situation and how I can best help you; at the same time, you’ll be assessing me, to be sure I’m the right therapist for you. If you’ve got a lot to tell me, it may take longer than one session, and that’s ok, we can continue next time. We’ll talk about what you want from counselling so we can be sure we’re on the same page, and we’ll agree how we’re going to work together. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Therapist - Kensington

Kensington W8
07942 688007
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

Hi I’m Bernie,

I work with people to help them come to terms with their problems, so they can move on and have better lives. Better still, through facing their problems in counselling, I find most people I work with grow stronger emotionally, psychologically and intellectually. This way they become more self-reliant and able to cope better with any future challenges that come their way.

There’s no magic approach to therapy that works for everyone. So I trained as an “integrative” practitioner. This means I studied a range of therapies, and bring the parts that I think are most useful together, in the way that I believe will work best for each unique person.

A little about me: I began work in this field 17 years ago. Over these years I studied for two Masters level qualifications (an MSc and a Post Grad Diploma), and gained practical training & experience within the NHS. Before this I had another career, working around the world, with many successes and challenges. I faced big personal challenges too. Working through them, with help at times, was life changing. So I know how well counselling and therapy can work, from both sides. I come from a big family, and I’m father to three children. All of this contributes to who I am, and what I can bring to my work. 

Practice description

You are at the heart of my practice, so the foundation of my work is client centred and humanistic. This means you can expect to be accepted as you are, with empathy and without judgement, and for me to be open and genuine with you.

I’ve studied several excellent traditional and contemporary therapies, and am qualified to integrate them into my practice. I’m interested in philosophy too, and find it has a lot to offer in therapy.

I’m also highly qualified and well experienced as a coach. This gives us lots of options for how we can approach things, and we can talk about this and decide what works best for you. 

My first session

In your first session, I’ll help you feel comfortable to be yourself with me. You’ll be able to tell me what’s been going on, and how it’s a problem for you. I’ll ask some questions to make sure I understand you as well as possible, and you can ask me any questions you have, too. It will be a chance for us to begin to get to know each other.

You sometimes hear these referred to as “assessment sessions”, which is true, because I’ll be assessing your situation and how I can best help you; at the same time, you’ll be assessing me, to be sure I’m the right therapist for you. If you’ve got a lot to tell me, it may take longer than one session, and that’s ok, we can continue next time. We’ll talk about what you want from counselling so we can be sure we’re on the same page, and we’ll agree how we’re going to work together. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Therapist - London

London WC1V
07942 688007
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Hi I’m Bernie,

I work with people to help them come to terms with their problems, so they can move on and have better lives. Better still, through facing their problems in counselling, I find most people I work with grow stronger emotionally, psychologically and intellectually. This way they become more self-reliant and able to cope better with any future challenges that come their way.

There’s no magic approach to therapy that works for everyone. So I trained as an “integrative” practitioner. This means I studied a range of therapies, and bring the parts that I think are most useful together, in the way that I believe will work best for each unique person.

A little about me: I began work in this field 17 years ago. Over these years I studied for two Masters level qualifications (an MSc and a Post Grad Diploma), and gained practical training & experience within the NHS. Before this I had another career, working around the world, with many successes and challenges. I faced big personal challenges too. Working through them, with help at times, was life changing. So I know how well counselling and therapy can work, from both sides. I come from a big family, and I’m father to three children. All of this contributes to who I am, and what I can bring to my work. 

Practice description

You are at the heart of my practice, so the foundation of my work is client centred and humanistic. This means you can expect to be accepted as you are, with empathy and without judgement, and for me to be open and genuine with you. 

I’ve studied several excellent traditional and contemporary therapies, and am qualified to integrate them into my practice. I’m interested in philosophy too, and find it has a lot to offer in therapy. 

I’m also highly qualified and well experienced as a coach. This gives us lots of options for how we can approach things, and we can talk about this and decide what works best for you. 

My first session

In your first session, I’ll help you feel comfortable to be yourself with me. You’ll be able to tell me what’s been going on, and how it’s a problem for you. I’ll ask some questions to make sure I understand you as well as possible, and you can ask me any questions you have, too. It will be a chance for us to begin to get to know each other. 

You sometimes hear these referred to as “assessment sessions”, which is true, because I’ll be assessing your situation and how I can best help you; at the same time, you’ll be assessing me, to be sure I’m the right therapist for you. If you’ve got a lot to tell me, it may take longer than one session, and that’s ok, we can continue next time. We’ll talk about what you want from counselling so we can be sure we’re on the same page, and we’ll agree how we’re going to work together. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Therapist - Chelsea

Chelsea SW6
07942 688007
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Hi I’m Bernie,

I work with people to help them come to terms with their problems, so they can move on and have better lives. Better still, through facing their problems in counselling, I find most people I work with grow stronger emotionally, psychologically and intellectually. This way they become more self-reliant and able to cope better with any future challenges that come their way.

There’s no magic approach to therapy that works for everyone. So I trained as an “integrative” practitioner. This means I studied a range of therapies, and bring the parts that I think are most useful together, in the way that I believe will work best for each unique person.

A little about me: I began work in this field 17 years ago. Over these years I studied for two Masters level qualifications (an MSc and a Post Grad Diploma), and gained practical training & experience within the NHS. Before this I had another career, working around the world, with many successes and challenges. I faced big personal challenges too. Working through them, with help at times, was life changing. So I know how well counselling and therapy can work, from both sides. I come from a big family, and I’m father to three children. All of this contributes to who I am, and what I can bring to my work. 

Practice description

You are at the heart of my practice, so the foundation of my work is client centred and humanistic. This means you can expect to be accepted as you are, with empathy and without judgement, and for me to be open and genuine with you.

I’ve studied several excellent traditional and contemporary therapies, and am qualified to integrate them into my practice. I’m interested in philosophy too, and find it has a lot to offer in therapy.

I’m also highly qualified and well experienced as a coach. This gives us lots of options for how we can approach things, and we can talk about this and decide what works best for you. 

My first session

In your first session, I’ll help you feel comfortable to be yourself with me. You’ll be able to tell me what’s been going on, and how it’s a problem for you. I’ll ask some questions to make sure I understand you as well as possible, and you can ask me any questions you have, too. It will be a chance for us to begin to get to know each other.

You sometimes hear these referred to as “assessment sessions”, which is true, because I’ll be assessing your situation and how I can best help you; at the same time, you’ll be assessing me, to be sure I’m the right therapist for you. If you’ve got a lot to tell me, it may take longer than one session, and that’s ok, we can continue next time. We’ll talk about what you want from counselling so we can be sure we’re on the same page, and we’ll agree how we’re going to work together. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Therapist - Richmond-Upon-Thames

Richmond-Upon-Thames TW9
07942 688007
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Hi I’m Bernie,

I work with people to help them come to terms with their problems, so they can move on and have better lives. Better still, through facing their problems in counselling, I find most people I work with grow stronger emotionally, psychologically and intellectually. This way they become more self-reliant and able to cope better with any future challenges that come their way.

There’s no magic approach to therapy that works for everyone. So I trained as an “integrative” practitioner. This means I studied a range of therapies, and bring the parts that I think are most useful together, in the way that I believe will work best for each unique person.

A little about me: I began work in this field 17 years ago. Over these years I studied for two Masters level qualifications (an MSc and a Post Grad Diploma), and gained practical training & experience within the NHS. Before this I had another career, working around the world, with many successes and challenges. I faced big personal challenges too. Working through them, with help at times, was life changing. So I know how well counselling and therapy can work, from both sides. I come from a big family, and I’m father to three children. All of this contributes to who I am, and what I can bring to my work. 

Practice description

You are at the heart of my practice, so the foundation of my work is client centred and humanistic. This means you can expect to be accepted as you are, with empathy and without judgement, and for me to be open and genuine with you.

I’ve studied several excellent traditional and contemporary therapies, and am qualified to integrate them into my practice. I’m interested in philosophy too, and find it has a lot to offer in therapy.

I’m also highly qualified and well experienced as a coach. This gives us lots of options for how we can approach things, and we can talk about this and decide what works best for you. 

My first session

In your first session, I’ll help you feel comfortable to be yourself with me. You’ll be able to tell me what’s been going on, and how it’s a problem for you. I’ll ask some questions to make sure I understand you as well as possible, and you can ask me any questions you have, too. It will be a chance for us to begin to get to know each other.

You sometimes hear these referred to as “assessment sessions”, which is true, because I’ll be assessing your situation and how I can best help you; at the same time, you’ll be assessing me, to be sure I’m the right therapist for you. If you’ve got a lot to tell me, it may take longer than one session, and that’s ok, we can continue next time. We’ll talk about what you want from counselling so we can be sure we’re on the same page, and we’ll agree how we’re going to work together. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited