Bernadette Gilder

Bernadette Gilder

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Loughton

Loughton IG10
Sessions from £65.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Hello and thank you for reading my profile.  I am sorry if you are struggling at the moment.

I have looked after many people who are experiencing mental distress. Anxiety, stress, depression - these can creep up on us or happen quite suddenly. Sometimes life just gets too hard and we fail to cope. You might be able to identify why you feel the way you do or it may seem a mystery but either way, talking to someone impartial can really help. I believe strongly that mental health is no different to physical health in that systems can become unbalanced and give us problems. Counselling can help to rebalance your mind.

My style is Integrative which means I will assess individual needs and tailor my support accordingly. We will work together to find something that works for you. I am also a chartered Physiotherapist which gives me a particular understanding of the body, of pain and its consequences.

A good therapist is an insightful listener but we can also do practical or creative exercises.  You can learn about Mindfulness or CBT both which can give you helpful and practical ways to improve how you feel.  You have options.  

At least come along and meet me, then you can decide if you think I can help you.  I offer a free 30' introductory session so you can meet me and I can tell you if I think I can help.

What I can help with

Addictions, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Trauma, Personal development, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Women's issues, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

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

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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