About me

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 completed the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, specialising in psychosexual and couple therapy in 2016.

I am director of the NAOS Institute Diploma in Trauma Therapy, 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Fees

Additional information

£70 per hour for individuals and £80 per hour for couples


Availability

MY PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL AND LIKELY TO BE SO UNTIL 2022

Peckham
London
SE15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer clinical supervision for counsellors and therapists working in private practice and for organisations and charities.

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Hattie Berger

Hattie Berger