Linda K Berkeley
MSc., Accredited BABCP, PGDip CBT, Reg. BACP
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About me and my therapy practice: Accredited BABCP. Currently accepting new clients.
PLEASE NOTE: I am continuing to work with clients online via Skype or Zoom. I will review this later in the year.
What I can help with:
Abuse, ADD/ADHD, Addiction(s), Anger Management, Anxiety, Asperger Syndrome, Bereavement, Career Coaching, Child related issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Therapy, Complex Trauma, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Dissociation, Emotion Regulation issues, Eating disorders, General counselling, Health related issues, Identity problems, Loss, Mental health issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal Development, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work related issues.
Types of therapy:
Behavioural, Brief Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural), Cognitive, Compassion Focused Therapy, DBT, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person Centred, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with:
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older Adults, Families, Groups, Organisations, Young People from age 12 up.
How I deliver therapy:
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited
I am also available for academic lectures to undergraduates on a variety of subjects.
I can provide brief group training to GPs and nurses.
I have several group formats available (resilience, social anxiety, DBT Skills Group, managing change, stress management, depression management) for provision to organisations and companies.
Training, qualifications & experience
B. A. English; BSc. Hons. Psychology (2.1); MSc. Psychological Counselling; MSc. (Distinction) Psychological Therapies; Post-graduate Diploma (Merit) in Evidenced-Based Psychological Therapies; British Psychological Society Level A & B Qualification in Psychological Testing (RCPT Register - Register of Qualifications in Test Use); Certificate in Group Work (Gestalt Centre); APT Training Certificate in DICES Risk Assessment; BPS Approved Training in Supervision with Dr Linda Charles; BPS Approved Training in Supervision with SDS - Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence) in Clinical Supervision (CSAccred. AAC); BABCP Approved Training in Supervision with Mark Latham. Completed training in Compassion Focused Therapy; Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence) Accreditation in CBT for Children and Adolescents qualification (CBT C&A AAC).
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Trichotillomania and other Bodily Focused Repetitive Behaviours
People who have left cultic groups
£80.00 per session
50 - 60 minute sessions: £80.00
Extended 90 minutes session: £90.00
Supervision: £65.00 for Counsellors / CBT therapists / psychologists
Payment is by cash, bank transfer, or PayPal.
When I work
Wednesday - Friday, various times
In addition to being a trained and BABCP fully accredited CBT therapist, I am a drug and alcohol counsellor, a BACP registered counsellor, a Counselling Psychology Trainee at the end of my training, and an integrative psychologist. I have 13 year's experience in therapeutic work and 8.5 year's experience in the NHS. I would like to tell you a little about how I work and what a first session might look like.
My practice is based on an integrative, pluralistic blending of possibilities from several frameworks, including CBT, Gestalt, Compassion Focused Therapy, ideas from psychodynamic practice, with a person-centred, humanistic core. I practice primarily as a CBT therapist with the NHS part of the week but CBT can be practised integratively in more ways than might be assumed.
For example, it is a misconception that CBT therapists pay no attention to childhood and current context; childhood experiences are often how we got to where we are now and most people's issues are an understandable response to their current context. CBT does not when practised in a humanistic framework, place blame on the individual for how they are feeling. We do look at transference and counter-transference but it is not the basis of the therapy as it might be in psychodynamic practice. CBT also looks at the connections not just between thoughts and behaviour, but also the relationships between these, emotions, and what is felt in the body.
Pluralism suggests, within ethical boundaries, there is no right or wrong way of being in therapeutic practice; respecting clients’ diversity and idiosyncrasy means considering alternative ways of conceptualising clients’ issues and working collaboratively, not prescriptively; and there can be great value in theories and interventions from other approaches, while retaining a critical stance on those and my own theories and practice. The question for me becomes “What does this client want?” rather than me telling the client what they need.
For our first session, there will be several "housekeeping" type pieces of paperwork - e. g. a confidentiality agreement and therapeutic contract. I may ask you to fill in a timeline, which is a note of important events in your life, both positive and negative, and what the meaning of them was for you. When we meet, we will spend the first session discussing any questions you may have about therapy, how I work, what brought you to see me and what you think is going to be helpful to you. You are the expert on yourself and only you can decide what might work for you. We will form a plan together, perhaps over the course of two or three sessions, of how we will proceed, and what we collaboratively believe is going on for you.
If you think this sounds interesting to you, give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to meeting you and want to congratulate you in advance for having the courage to seek help with your issues.