Hattie Berger MBACP Senior Accredited
I offer empathic, relational counselling and psychotherapy in Peckham, South London. Senior accredited with the BACP, I have twenty five years' experience in the field.
My approach is insight-oriented - I work with people's present concerns and relationships seeking to understand how patterns and dynamics from the past may be contributing. A confidential relationship to express feelings and experiences, gain insight to the way they may both support and limit will often generate increased self acceptance and allow for change. What happens between us in the therapeutic relationship and how we navigate that contributes to the process.
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 and to deepen relationship to sexuality.
Counselling and therapy can be short-term (6-12 sessions), longer-term (several months) 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.
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 trauma, 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 PTSD and complex 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.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65 per hour for individuals and £75 per hour for couples