Bernie Pridgeon

Bernie Pridgeon


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07739705243

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Therapist - Northampton

Northampton NN2
07739705243
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

As a skilled and experienced counsellor, I can offer a safe and confidential space where you can talk about any problems and challenges in your life. I can help with a wide variety of issues and have specific knowledge of alcohol, drug and gambling behaviours and can offer counselling to  the person with the problem or to  those affected by these behaviours.

At times we can feel overwhelmed by our expectations of ourselves to manage our  personal and work life, family and other life challenges. Counselling gives time out in a safe place where you can begin to untangle your thoughts and feelings and move forward with your life with clarity and focus. I can help you with this by listening and guiding you to make good choices which will improve and maintain your wellbeing.

I have a background in nursing, mental health and childcare and qualified as a counsellor in 2003. I was a volunteer for 15 years with Northampton Counselling Service.  Alongside this  I worked for thirteen years for a  Midlands based charity which offered counselling and groupwork for people with drug, alcohol and gambling problems, I also supported the family members of those affected. My roles there included being a counsellor, clinical supervisor, group worker, trainer and manager.

I have specific training, knowledge and skills on how people come to use alcohol, drugs and gambling to deal with their life and I can  work with people to encourage and support them to change their problem behaviour using CBT and Motivational Interviewing

What I can help with

alcohol, drug and gambling addictions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, managing stress, work place problems, domestic abuse, bullying,  self-esteem, bereavement, anger management, self-harming, disability, ill health  and other life challenges.

Types of therapy

CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Brief Therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, older people, EAP’s

How I deliver therapy

Short and long-term face to face, telephone counselling, home visits

What I can help with

Addictions, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Trauma, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Self esteem, Women's issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Integrative, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Northampton

Northampton NN2
07739705243
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Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

As a qualified and experienced supervisor, I can offer a professional service in a safe and confidential environment where you can take time to present your client work and ensure you are meeting the needs of the people you work with while maintaining your own fitness to practice

For eight years I volunteered for a local counselling charity offering supervision and being involved in their recruitment process for new counsellors. Alongside that I was in a paid position with an agency which offered a service to people with drug, alcohol and gambling problems. My roles there included being a counsellor, clinical supervisor, group worker, trainer and manager.  I supervised students on placement from the University of Leicester Drug & Alcohol degree course and following completion of the Enabling Others module I acted as a Practice Teacher to social work students from the University of Northampton.

 I have a background in nursing, mental health and childcare

My experience as a counsellor and supervisor covers the following areas; alcohol, drug and gambling addictions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, managing stress, work place problems, domestic abuse, bullying, self-esteem, bereavement, anger management, self-harming, disability, ill health and other life challenges.

What I can help with

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Integrative, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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