Nikki Berry - MBACP (Accred), Counsellor, Supervisor, Systemic Practitioner
Hello, welcome to my counselling profile. I'm a fully qualified, BACP accredited counsellor, supervisor and systemic practitioner with over 10 years experience and currently working in private practice from West Norwood, South London.
I offer counselling for individuals, couples and families, facilitate individual and group supervision for therapists and run reflective support groups.
My way of working is integrative, meaning that my appreciation for different theoretical approaches are combined to enhance my practice and the experience of my clients.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a fundamental element in the healing process. As everyone is completely unique, so is each new counsellor and client relationship. It is through this relationship and the process of counselling that lies the possibility for understanding, change and creativity.
Through the counselling process, I will support you in an exploration of your own experiences in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, with the hope that you find understanding, meaning and clarity going forward. I will not advise you or give you the answers but will support you in a journey of self-exploration and encouraging autonomy to make decisions and choices for yourself.
My private practice is based in West Norwood, South London on Thursdays. I provide time-limited or open-ended counselling to individuals, couples and families in a safe and confidential space.
I offer clinical supervision to qualified professionals and those in training on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Sessions are available on Thursdays and offered to individual therapists or small groups.
Please see my supervision profile for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my core counselling training in 2008, which incorporated a range of theoretical perspectives including person centred, psychodynamic and intercultural approaches, all of which have gone on to inform the foundation of my integrative stance.
Additional post graduate training in Systemic Family Therapy has deepened my knowledge and understanding of the complexities of relationships, the dynamics that lie between individuals and how communication can enhance the potential for change.
I completed training in online counselling with OLT in 2016 and have considerable experience on working online (via videoconferencing, email and instant messaging) and over the telephone.
General Certificate In Online Counselling, 2016
Certificate in Therapeutic Supervision, 2015
Post Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice – Families and Couples, 2013
Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice – Families and Couples, 2012
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 2008
My background spans across the NHS, charity sectors and private practice where I’ve developed significant experience in the provision of both counselling and supervision supporting those facing a wide range of challenges.
In addition to my own private practice, I'm also currently working for an established youth service in Croydon, an IAPT (NHS) service in Hammersmith and a community counselling service in West Norwood. I have significant prior experience working as a senior counsellor and service coordinator, managing a clinical team of qualified therapists and those in training and facilitating training and workshops for professionals.
You can learn more about my approach, experience and practice on my website
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Through some of my work place settings, I have significant experience in supporting people in the following areas;
Those affected by the emotional impact of sight loss; having worked for over 6 years with one of the UK's leading sight loss charities
Those living with HIV, having worked within the sector for many years during and following my initial counselling training
Work related issues; following my experience working with a well established Employee Assistance Programme
My fees are as follows;
Counselling - £60 for an individual, 50 minute session
Couples Counselling - £80 for a 50 minute session
Supervision sessions - £60 per person for individuals / £80 per session for groups
All sessions last for 50 minute and take place at the same time each week
Please note that I also have some low cost concessions for those not working / on low income / therapists in training
You can read more about my fees and cancellation policy on my website
After I receive your initial email, I'll get in touch to arrange a free 15 minute telephone call as way of a brief introduction and to explore your needs. From there, we can arrange to meet for an initial consultation if you'd like to go ahead.
Our initial consultation will provide us with the opportunity to explore your needs in more depth and allow us to arrive at a mutual decision about working together. You'll have space to talk about the reasons bringing you to counselling we'll briefly explore your history, current circumstances and look at your expectations for therapy.
You'll also have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about counselling or some of the practicalities. If by the end of this first meeting we both feel that we’d like to work together we’ll agree a suitable, regular appointment time going forward. However, if it’s felt that another approach or a different counsellor might be more suitable for you, I would be happy to support you in offering some referral options.