Hattie Berger MBACP Senior Accredited
I offer empathic, non-judgmental counselling and psychotherapy in Peckham, South London. Senior accredited with the BACP, I have over twenty years experience in the field.
My approach is insight-oriented - I work with people's present concerns and difficulties and seek to understand the past patterns and dynamics which may be contributing. A confidential therapeutic relationship to express feelings and experiences, gain insight to the way they may both support and limit will often generate increased self acceptance and options for change.
Counselling and therapy can be short-term (6-12 sessions), longer-term or an open-ended exploration of self (psychotherapy), and I negotiate based on people's wishes and needs. You are welcome to contact me without obligation if you would like further information about me or the way I work, or simply to discuss the possibilities of counselling or psychotherapy.
I also work as a relationship and psychosexual therapist and welcome referrals from couples and individuals seeking to resolve problems within their emotional and sexual relationships. Psychosexual therapy can help with issues around desire, arousal, sexual functioning and compulsive sexual behaviours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a post-graduate Diploma in Counselling, University of East London gained with distinction in 1997. I have followed this over the years with continued professional development and training in many aspects of counselling and psychotherapy specialising in post-traumatic stress disorder and attachment trauma. Other professional development includes working with depression, anxiety, bereavement, self-esteem and family dynamics.
I recently completed a two year training, the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, specialising in psychosexual and couple therapy.
I am director of the NAOS Institute Trauma Diploma, leading on a one year professional training for counsellors and psychotherapists wishing to develop a relational approach to working with trauma.
I hold a diploma in Organisational Consultancy and Coaching and undertake coaching contracts and trainings in the workplace. In addition to private practice I have many years experience of counselling in the workplace and within the NHS. I work for EAPs providing short-term counselling as an affiliate counsellor.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£65 per hour for individuals and £75 per hour for couples
I currently have day-time availability - Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm
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My practice is currently full
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Supervision & training
I offer clinical supervision for counsellors and therapists working in private practice and for organisations.View supervision profile