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This professional is available for new clients.
I am currently offering sessions in person and online.
I am a BACP qualified and accredited counsellor with over 9 years post-qualifying experience.
I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor; this means that I use a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit you as an individual and I appreciate your unique differences as a person.
Since 2012, I have experience of counselling people with a wide range of mental health issues; such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, life-threatening illnesses and bereavement.
From 2012 to 2019, I specialised in supporting people with eating disorders through the Bath-based charity Focus Counselling.
Since 2010, I have worked with people with dementia and their carers in a health and social care setting. I have undertaken a wide range of training in this area, providing me with a strong understanding of how dementia and the role of caring can impact on a person’s life. Combined together my experience led me to work for the counselling service for Alzheimer’s Support.
From my experience in working with people facing a life changing diagnosis, since 2016 I also have provided counselling for We Hear You and Penny Brohn UK; helping people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses and their families.
I have completed additional training to support clients with dissociative disorders.
I also have experience of working with clients who identify with the LGBTQIA+ community.
My approach to counselling is to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore whatever brings you to therapy. I see the counselling relationship as collaborative and will be working with you to help you process conflicted emotions and find your own path forward.
Being a person-centred therapist, I follow the pace at which you are comfortable working and don’t set the agenda for our sessions.
I offer you a place to explore the multi-faceted nature of self, and how different parts may be in conflict with each other.
I hope that through our working relationship, I can help you find a way to process emotional distress and understand your authentic self.
My approach to couples therapy provides a safe space to explore the impact of conflict or impasse which may be a block to affection and intimacy. I will work with you to help you and your partner identify which needs are not being met, how these can be safely communicated and heard; working towards a healthier relationship and individual growth.
Couples therapy is not limited to romantic partners or spouses, but for any two people in a relationship, for example friends and family members.
I offer creativity and artistic expression in counselling sessions as a means of self-exploration and reaching new understanding; as words can often limit our ability to express our feelings.
Since 2012, I have been facilitating support groups for different client groups including, people with dementia, carers, people with eating disorders and young people with anxiety.
I have developed and delivered educational workshops for professionals working with people with dementia and people with eating disorders.
I am a Registered and Accredited Member of BACP (MBACP Accred.) and adhere to their Ethical Principles and Code of Practice.
BACP accreditation formally recognises the attainment of high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling practice. Current and prospective clients can therefore have even greater confidence when seeking therapy through my services.
Please note that on the BACP register I am listed with my full name – Katharine Berwick.
If you are interested in seeking counselling with me, please contact me via email or my mobile so we can begin to discuss what you are looking to get out of counselling. I offer a free 30 minute consultation with you at my practice, where you can find out more about me and how I work and it gives you the opportunity to explain how you would like to use the sessions. If you decide you would like to work with me, we will arrange weekly (sometimes fortnightly) sessions in a short or long term arrangement.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Relational Couples Therapy, 2019 -2020 (Relational Psychotherapy Training)
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, 2012 – 2015 (BCPC)
Foundation Certificate in Counselling, 2011 – 2012 (BCPC)
BA (Hons.) Philosophy, 2006 – 2009 (University of Leeds)
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 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 - £50.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
My current fees:
Individual therapy is £45.00 per 50 minute session
Couples therapy is £50.00 per 50 minute session
I offer a free 30 minute consultation.
If this price does not suit your budget, then please state this in your enquiry as concessionary rates are available depending on your personal circumstances.
When I work
All day Tuesdays and Wednesdays, I will be offering appointments on other days and in the evenings in the coming months.
Free on-street parking is available.