Bernadette Ingungu, MA, registered psychotherapist (qualifying), CCC
Bernadette has a master's degree in counselling and spirituality from Saint Paul University in Ottawa. Her work is client-centred — she offers clients empathetic listening in a safe, confidential environment that allows them to confide in her, establish their therapeutic goals and work on their well-being. For Bernadette, establishing a good therapeutic bond with the client is essential.
Bernadette uses a humanistic approach based on clients’ strengths and abilities, to help them explore their internal and external resources and deal with their problems. Her approach incorporates many therapeutic tools from solution-based therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, emotionally focused therapy and attachment theory. In addition to individual therapy, Bernadette also offers family and couples therapy.
Bernadette has 17 years of community work experience in Ottawa serving people of diverse social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. She has worked with people on anxiety, low self-esteem, family and sexual violence, interpersonal relationships, depression, integration, addiction and more.
She speaks French, English, Spanish and Lingala.
In her spare time, Bernadette enjoys reading about personal growth, spirituality and financial management. She also enjoys singing and listening to YouTube videos on topics that interest her, since she doesn’t like watching TV.