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Philipp-Chaim Berkovits FdA, BSc (Hons) MBACP

About me

Hello and welcome!

In the following paragraphs I'm going to give you an overview of myself and my therapy practice. Should you decide to get in contact with me please message me and we'll arrange for a free initial phone consultation to talk about what it is that brings you to therapy and what it is that you like to get out of therapy.  You can then decide whether you like to have some sessions with me.  The amount of sessions is flexible and entirely up to you!

How I work

Although, I have learned many approaches of psychotherapy and I am able to apply them, I have adopted an approach that integrates humanistic, cognitive and experiential methods to achieve effective therapeutic change.

What will the sessions be like

In practice, you will control the sessions, talking and exploring what you like to explore and I will help you in this process to try and make sense of what is really going on for you. Sometimes, I may ask you to pause and inwardly sense a bodily felt sensation that accompanies a topic and sometimes I’ll gently recommend some simple strategies to help you better manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

A gradual process

Reaching the deeper aspects, the parts of you that operate without you being fully aware of them and discovering underlying causes of your problems takes time. Therapy is no quick fix but rather a gradual process. In psychotherapeutic literature this process is metaphorically compared to the peeling of an onion. Layer by layer of one’s experiences are explored until one gets to the ‘core’ – that is the self that one truly is and discovers what is needed to achieve inner peace.

The therapeutic relationship

Having said that, research repeatedly found that successful therapy is not due to a specific approach but rather due to a good therapeutic relationship. Growth in therapy happens when therapist and client are in ‘synch’ and the therapist is perceived by the client as a genuine, non-judgemental and emphatic individual.


I specialise in anxiety related issues such as generalised anxiety disorder, OCD and panic. Having lived with anxiety myself as well as having worked for Anxiety UK since 2018 I can relate to individuals who struggle with constant worry. Over the past few years, I have learned and further developed effective methods that have helped many clients cope better with their anxiety. However, I also have experience in working with relationship issues, low self-esteem, depression, trauma, work - related issues, anger and bereavement.

Training, qualifications & experience


2014: Cert. Couns. Skills Level 2 - Manchester College

2016: Cert. Couns. Skills Level 3 - Manchester College

2019: FdA Couns. (distinction)- Lancaster University

2020: Bsc Couns. (Hons) (first class)- Staffordshire University

Additional Training: Intro to Emotional Intelligence, Intro to Gestalt Therapy (Working with Children and Young People), Intro to Play Therapy, Mentoring Skills, Certificate in the Rewind Technique for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Certificate in Mindfulness Training, Diploma in Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (Children and Young People) (Level 3), Online Counselling (ongoing), Certificate in Focusing (British Focusing Association) (ongoing)

Research Papers

2018: The Role of Therapist Self-Disclosure (TSD) In Adolescent Therapy - Counsellors’ Perspectives - DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34627.25124/3

2020: The Client's Bodily Felt Sense: A Phenomenological Study - DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.33960.80647

Work Experience

2018 - : Anxiety UK, Private Practice

2018-2019 - School Counsellor at Medlock Valley Community School, Oldham, Greater Manchester


''Philipp was so easy to chat to and he fully understood my issues and how to help me deal with them. I found the whole process to be very effective and I've been amazed by the difference in my quality of life. Philipp managed to make me feel at ease and relaxed to the point I talked more than I would ever to someone. With this kind of atmosphere and feeling so able to talk about my problems without judgement made me be able to see things more clearly and take a step back. Once I was able to talk about what was going on inside my head it made it so much easier to deal with the thoughts rationally. I wish I'd done this years ago..." - C.R.

"Philipp, Thanks for your support over the past few weeks. It has been so different from my previous experiences and is much appreciated" - D.T.

"Philipp, I would like to thank you for helping me discuss, process and make peace with a lot of things I wasn’t aware I was holding onto...'' - J.D.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees are £50 per session (50 min). The first session is 1 hour.

11 St Marks Lane
M8 9GH

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Swiss-German,


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

There is plenty of free parking near my practice


I also have evening appointments available

Types of client

Young people


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