Karise Berry

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Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, BA (Hons), MBACP
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Sutton, Surrey, SM1
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor, offering counselling to adults, online, by telephone and face to face in Sutton, Surrey. I facilitate short term (6-12 sessions) and long term (open-ended) therapy, as well as single session therapy.

How counselling can help

Experiencing anxiety, low mood, uncertainty, loss and grief are what it is to be human. It can be helpful when going through these difficult times to have a confidential, safe space to share your difficulties, concerns or anything that matters to you without the fear of being judged.

Counselling can help you to process your emotions, explore your situation to gain a better insight into what you are going through and provide you with tools to approach life with more balance and peace.

Counselling does not need to be accessed solely during times of feeling low and overwhelmed. It is healthy to have a space where you can discuss how you are feeling, gain a better understanding of yourself and work towards self-improvement and self-development. 

My approach

I work in a way that is gentle, warm and holding. I endeavour to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to talk through the experiences you are facing.

I offer an integrative-relational approach to counselling. An integrative approach refers to my ability to draw from a variety of theoretical models and ideas to support my therapeutic interventions, depending on what your needs may be. Working relationally means that I prioritise our therapeutic relationship as the heart of our work to create change and growth.

I work collaboratively to ensure that you have the choice and autonomy in deciding the content, pace and depth of our work together. 

Next steps

Should you decide to proceed with therapy, our sessions would take place on a weekly or fortnightly basis, on the same day and at the same time. 

I offer an initial session for a reduced fee of £40 to give you the opportunity to decide whether you would like to work together.

Please feel free to contact me via email or WhatsApp if you would like to work together or if you have any questions before deciding to book a session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Hons in Integrative-Relational Counselling, Middlesex University
  • Certificate in Evidence-Based Hypnosis, The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
  • Certificate in Behavioural Hypnotherapy, The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
  • Certificate in Cognitive Hypnotherapy, The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
  • EQA Certificate in the Foundations of Health Coaching, Health Coaching Academy

Professional Membership

  • Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Experience

In addition to my private practice, I work for a private training provider, offering a student wellbeing service for 16-24 year olds, and also within a GP Practice as a Health and Wellbeing Coach.

I have nearly ten years of experience working within the NHS in various roles including in cancer care as a Macmillan Cancer Support Worker within a large teaching hospital and in palliative care as a Healthcare Assistant within a hospice.

Prior to qualifying as a counsellor I completed my training in massage, reflexology and reiki.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 - £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Counselling

Initial sessions are £40.

Subsequent sessions are:

  • £50 during the day
  • £55 during the evening

All sessions last 50 minutes.

Single Session Therapy

My fee is £80 per session. Sessions last 1 hour 15 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night
  • I offer fortnightly sessions on Saturday morning's at £60 per session.
  • Sessions are available on Wednesday's and Thursday's during school holidays

Further information

Single Session Therapy

As well as offering short term and long term therapy, I also offer single session therapy.

Single Session Therapy may be for you if:

  • You have never experienced counselling before and are curious about its potential benefits
  • You are wanting the space to talk about what is going on for you without the commitment of weekly/ fortnightly sessions
  • You want a space to offload and be heard with a trained professional
  • You are currently on the waiting list for longer-term therapy and want to receive support in the interim

Sutton, Surrey, SM1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Please note that there is unfortunately no step-free access. There are a couple of steps at the entrance of my practice. Free parking is available.

Karise Berry
Karise Berry