Katy Berwick MBACP (Accred.)
Update March 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am offering telephone and video call sessions via Zoom instead of meeting face-to-face. Please get in touch if you need support during this time of uncertainty.
I work in an integrative way; this means that I use a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit you as a unique individual or couple. Since 2012, I have experience of counselling people with a variety of mental health issues; such as addiction, trauma, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety and bereavement.
From 2012 – 2019, I specialised in supporting people with any form of eating disorder 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 in East and West Wiltshire.
From my experience in working with people facing a life-changing diagnosis, I also provide counselling for a local charity called We Hear You; helping people with cancer and other terminal illness and their families.
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.
I am a “Dissociative-Friendly” therapist and can be found on the PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) register. This means that I am happy to work with people who experience dissociative symptoms from past traumas. More information about dissociative identity disorder and the register can be be found here – http://www.pods-online.org.uk/
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 (due to complete 2020)
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, 2012 – 2015 (BCPC)
Foundation Certificate in Counselling, 2011 – 2012 (BCPC)
BA (Hons.) Philosophy, 2006 – 2009 (University of Leeds)
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.
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
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
My current fees:
Individual therapy is £40.00 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.
Concessions offered for
Free on-street parking is available.