Nikki Berry

Nikki Berry

About me

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.

Counselling Practice

My private practice is predominately based in West Norwood, South London during weekday evenings, although I also have some limited availability from a West London base in Hammersmith. I provide time-limited or open-ended counselling to individuals, couples and families in a safe and confidential space.

Supervision Practice

I offer clinical supervision to qualified professionals and those in training on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Sessions are available on weekday evenings and offered to individual therapists or small groups.

Please see my supervision profile for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

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.

Qualifications

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

Experience

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

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

Fees

My fees are £60 for an individual or £80 for a couple / family

Supervision sessions are also charged at £60

All sessions last for 50 minute and take place at the same time each week

Further information

Introductory Call

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.

Initial Consultation

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.


Maps & Directions

London, SE27

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: N/A

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

I'm currently available on Thursdays only

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Supervision & training

Welcome to my supervision profile.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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