Megan Berlin (MSc, UKCP Accredited)
I practice Gestalt psychotherapy, which focuses on present-centered awareness as a means of exploring my clients’ process in relation to both themselves and others. This does involve exploration of the past, but only so far as it feels relevant and lively in each client’s present life. Central to this approach is my belief that we are all the expert in our own experience, and that only you can know what is the best choice for you from moment to moment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully accredited psychotherapist with an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute in London. I have experience working with a range of psychological and emotional issues including anxiety, depression, loss, and relationship issues.
I have several years of experience working both privately and in the charity sector. As an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Daytime and evening slots available.
I work online via Zoom and face to face at my practice in New Cross, 7 minutes walk from New Cross station and a 10 minute walk from Deptford or New Cross Gate stations.
At our first session, we can discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, how we might work together and your hopes and expectations for our work. Should you decide to continue, I usually suggest starting with at least 8 sessions, at the end of which we would have a review. For some people this will be enough, and for others they may wish to continue and go deeper into self exploration and relational insights.
My advice to clients looking for a therapist is to find someone you feel at ease with, who you get the sense of being able to trust and build a relationship with over time.