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Alistair Berlin (MSc, UKCP Accredited)

London SE1 & SE14 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a fully accredited psychotherapist with an MSc from the Metanoia Institute in London. I have experience working with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues, but I am particularly interested in working with clients who are looking to cultivate a greater awareness of their relationships with other people and themselves.

How I Work

I work using a present centred, relational approach to psychotherapy. This means that although I am interested in people’s childhoods, I do not believe that talking about the past and making links with the present is enough to effect lasting therapeutic change. Instead I believe that in addition to reflecting on past experiences, attention must also be paid to the present moment as it unfolds between the therapist and the client.

Practical Details

I work from two locations, one is a 10 minute walk from London Bridge station and the other is a 5 minute walk from both New Cross and New Cross Gate stations. At each I provide one-to-one therapy for adults. I work with clients on a weekly basis and I charge £60 per session. At our first session, we can discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, how we might work together and your hopes and expectations for our work. Should you decide to continue, I usually suggest starting with at least 8 sessions, at the end of which we would have a review. For some people this will be enough, and for others they may wish to continue and go deeper into self exploration and relational insights. My advice to clients looking for a therapist is to find someone you feel at ease with, who you get the sense of being able to trust and build a relationship with over time.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Distinction)
  • Provisional Training and Supervising Transactional Analyst (PTSTA)
  • UKCP Accreditation

I have several years of experience working in the charity sector and as part of a multi-disciplinary mental health team in the NHS. I have a formal training in both counselling and psychotherapy.

As a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice; I am also a member of the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA) and the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Personal growth and development
  • Existential exploration

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£60 per session

Arc House
16 Maltby Street
London
SE1 3GP

1-5 Angus Street
London
SE14 6LU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages No

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday - Friday

Types of client

Adults

Supervision

I am a PTSTA offering supervision for Transactional Analysts.

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Alistair Berlin (MSc, UKCP Accredited)

Alistair Berlin (MSc, UKCP Accredited)