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About me

I provide a non-judgemental and supportive space to help clients with a presenting need such as anxiety, depression, emotional distress, feelings of sadness or other conditions and offer the support that is right for you, based on your needs and preferences.

I work with both adults and young people virtually and face-to-face and am trained in a number of different counselling approaches and focus on each client as an individual.

I am a fully qualified and registered Counsellor with training and experience in various counselling techniques which I draw upon as well as incorporating creativity and other various tools into how I work, very much seeing each client as unique. I am trained in Integrative Counselling. As the name suggests this is a combined approach that brings together different elements of counselling therapies rather than a single approach being used in all situations. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and specifically Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) which focuses on identifying unhealthy beliefs and changing irrational beliefs into more rational ones. For some clients Logic-Based Therapy (LBT) a form of philosophical counselling, could provide an appropriate and relatable fit, in which I am also qualified.

I am based in Cambourne close to Cambridge in South Cambridgeshire (England) and can work in both English and Spanish. I have experience in working with adults, adolescents and children, those with Asperger syndrome, with traumas, relationship issues, work related problems and more and I work with clients all around the world. I am also a fully qualified Teacher and enjoyed a full-time career in teaching before training as a Counsellor (although I do continue to teach part-time as well as offer counselling within schools). Prior to teaching, I worked in the private sector, including as an Executive Assistant to a Director of a Multinational Corporation.

Next step In order for any therapy to work it helps if the client and therapist can work together. I offer an initial consultation free of charge to help understand and explore your needs and to see if there is a good fit. This is the first step to taking your journey forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Diploma in CBT/REBT
  • Advanced Diploma in CBT/REBT
  • Certified Logic-Based Therapist
  • Counsellor in Schools in Cambridgeshire
  • Private Counselling and Supervision practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychosynthesis

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Each session is 50 minutes and payment can be made up front by bank transfer, credit card or using Apple Pay/Google Pay.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

On weekdays I am available from 8am to 9pm and weekends from 10am to 5pm.

Cambourne
Cambridge
CB23

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Additional languages

Spanish

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Mercedes Berrio

Mercedes Berrio