Colin Berry MBACP snr accred and UKCP registered

Colin Berry MBACP snr accred and UKCP registered

Avril Way
Highams Park
E4 9HS

07817 947 984

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Avril Way
Highams Park
E4 9HS

07817 947 984

About me

There are many pressures on people today. Making time for yourself through personal therapy can be a way of looking after yourself, valuing your experiences and making sense of your thoughts, feelings, actions and reactions. Personal therapy supports learning, emotional growth, and self-development. It can make practical sense as part of a course or to support professional development. Therapy can enhance performance in the workplace. It can also greatly assist the management of change or life transition.

Personal therapy

Personal therapy will support you to gain increased resources for addressing problems and challenges. It provides a space where you can think through issues and difficulties and so can assist you to make vital decisions for living life well.

Personal therapy is all about choice. Privacy and confidentiality are closely protected. And the act of paying for therapy is likely to support you to feel you are in the driving seat of the process.

You are welcome to contact me for an initial appointment. A first meeting gives you a sense of what working with me will be like and so gives you an opportunity to make an informed decision about whether to see me for personal therapy.

About Me

I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with a private psychotherapy and counselling practice.

I also work as a psychotherapist within the NHS where I see people with severe personality disorders. I have a background of working with people who are homeless or marginalised (dating back to 1989). Over the years, I have gained a wide range of therapeutic skills and resources for working with people.

People come into therapy for many reasons and under widely differing circumstances. Typically, I see people who are experiencing relationship difficulties, anger issues, stress, anxiety or who feel they are not coping as well as they used to. The counselling provides a place of safety for talking about experience, for gaining new resources and for taking new steps.

I have found that the meaning given to emotional experience changes when talked about and explored in safe, trusting relationships. In a sense, we all benefit from talking about our experiences because talking allows very fixed meanings to get freed up.

I am very committed to working with integrity, within an ethical framework, and will be pleased to offer you an initial assessment meeting if you would like to contact me. I am open to seeing people for short- or long- term work.

I see first-hand that therapy does assist people to lead more satisfying and resourceful lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (1999)
  • Diploma in Post-Traumatic Stress Counselling (2002).
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (started 2002 and gaining professional membership in 2007).
  • I am BACP Senior Accredited
  • And UKCP registered in the Psychoanalytic section.
  • Various short courses including Mentalisation-Based Treatment (MBT) Training for people with personality disorders (2008).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cross-cultural issues


My fee is currently £50-£55 per session for Highams Park, and £65-£73 per session for Tokenhouse Yard.

Further information

I have worked full-time as a counsellor/ psychotherapist for over 12 years. As well as my part-time NHS work and private practice, I am involved with an innovative charity in Newham that combines community development and counselling. At Your Space, we provide safe spaces for people to explore the personal meanings that shape and define their experience.

Maps & Directions

London, E4 9HS

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Week days, I have availability during the day and some evenings.