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About me

In addition to being a trained therapist I am also a trained coach which means our sessions can also focus on future goals as well as exploring the issues which have brought you to therapy. I believe that working with a combination of both can not only help us explain the reasons for feeling as we do but also examine practical options for how we can move forward.

Who I Work With

I usually work with clients who have reached a stage where they feel stuck either in their professional or personal life - whether you are thinking of a career change, looking for better work/life balance, are suffering from stress or anxiety, have relationship issues or just a sense that something does not feel right, we can work together to explore these issues.

Initial Consultation

Deciding to work with a therapist can feel a little overwhelming and I think that is vital that you feel comfortable with the person that you are going to work with. Therefore I offer a free 60 minute consultation over Zoom to start to get to know each other, explore what brings you to therapy now and decide between us whether we can work together.

If you would like to book in a free consultation please email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Helping to Achieve Change

At times life can feel overwhelming, uncertain and confusing. Often this can feel like too much to deaI with on our own.

I passionately believe that both therapy and coaching can be positive vehicles for change. My experience of working as a senior executive in the City for over 25 years has shown me how important it is sometimes to take a step back and reflect on how we are living our lives. It enables us to examine what is working and what is not, what we are afraid of letting go and the fears that prevent us trying something different.

How I Work

Working with me will give you a safe and non-judgemental space to begin to remove the obstacles for growth. My role is to listen, to hear and to begin to understand your world so that we can move forward together.

I feel that it is important to understand the root causes of our underlying issues so that we can begin to think about how our conscious and unconscious patterns of behaviour may be limiting us from living the life that we want.

But I also feel that awareness alone is sometimes not enough and we will also work together to think about how you want to move forward, what tools will help you do this and so begin to write the next chapters in your story.

My Qualifications

I am a BACP registered therapist and trained as an integrative counsellor at the Minster Centre. I am also a qualified business and personal coach having completed my coaching training with Barefoot Coaching.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


£80.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The first session is a free 60 minute consultation. 


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Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

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Phil Bergman MBACP

Phil Bergman MBACP