Mrs Bernadette Reith

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS16-02996

Location: Ross on Wye

Hi, I’m Bernadette. I’m a fully qualified Emotional Therapeutic Counsellor, which means I specialise in emotional wellbeing. I have a private practice called The Right Key which is an Emotional Therapeutic Counselling service offering professional, affordable counselling in Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Hereford, Gloucester, the Forest of Dean and all surrounding areas. I also offer online counselling via Skype or FaceTime.

At The Right Key, it is my aim to equip every client with their own strategies for dealing with the individual challenges they have to face in life. I offer a safe and supportive environment in which you can explore, express and confront your feelings in order to understand the underlying causes of your current unease and facilitate your key to change.

I offer individual, couples and family counselling and I have experience working with people of all ages and from varying backgrounds. I am a qualified teacher and have particular experience supporting children and young adults, their parents and professionals who work with them.

What Makes Me Different?
I have a flexible and tailored therapeutic process with an ability to work with all presenting difficulties. I have a lot of experience working with people for whom communication can be very difficult or spoken words may not be possible at a given time and these difficulties need not be an obstacle to counselling. By taking my lead from you as the client, I can draw on a large number of techniques, approaches and ideas, individually tailored to your needs to facilitate your key to change.

I work with anyone who feels something isn’t quite right and may be experiencing difficulty understanding their role in life, finding happiness or contentment, and being able to cope with the daily challenges their lives present.
Whilst many people will come to counselling with very specific reasons for wanting help, some of you will simply be aware of feeling ‘out of balance’, unsure or questioning. If you have a desire to confront or re-evaluate any aspect of your life, then I will try to tailor an approach to facilitate your key to change.

I have a reputation for being very open-minded and ready to actively listen to anyone no matter what the problem. As well as the ethical code of practice I am obliged to follow, high on my list of personal values are tolerance, diversity, empathy, understanding and the ability to be non-judgemental.

If you are struggling in some way or just want to chat to someone about what you’re going through, I’d love to help.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Member of the Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling, Advanced Diploma
    Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society
    Masters Degree in Education

    Having studied for my Diploma with The Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling and combining my additional experience, I use an interactive, creative, whole-centred approach to therapy. I believe we function at our best when our whole self is in balance; if we have an imbalance in mind or body it can have a negative effect. It is not the ‘illness’ of mind or body which is necessarily the problem but rather one’s inability to identify it and find strategies to change or to live with it.
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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