The Berne Institute Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice
The Berne Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice is located within the internationally renowned training centre for Transactional Analysis, The Berne Institute.
We are a growing practice and provide counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups. We can help with a variety of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, trauma, personal growth and development.
Appointments are available from 9am until 8pm during the week.
Prices for a 1 hour individual appointment start at £30. We offer several spaces at a reduced rate for students, those on a low income and unemployed.
All our practitioners are committed to providing a caring, professional and confidential service for our clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Chrissie Hosking MA PTSTA(P) DipSup
I am a qualified psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor, trainer and coach. I have worked within the NHS and voluntary sectors of the health service (as an occupational therapist, dietician and counsellor), mainly in the area of mental health.
I am a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. I am also an accredited consultant in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). I have had an independent psychotherapy practice since 1998.
I work within therapeutic relationships to encourage people to discover and live out their own and recognise others’ essential OKness, as well as discovering and taking hold of their own potential in life. My interests include: health-related issues, e.g. stress, overeating and infertility; trauma; personal growth and development. I am able to offer psychotherapy, supervision and training.
Julie Jones BEd PracNLP CertCouns CTA(P)
I am a qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and teacher. I have over 25 years’ experience working in mental health within the NHS, the voluntary sector and tertiary education as psychotherapist, counsellor and tutor.
I am a Certified Transactional Analyst in the Psychotherapy field, a Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. I have also completed the training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). I have had an independent psychotherapy practice since 1994.
I work within therapeutic relationships to encourage people to make new meanings of life experiences by discovering a deeper understanding of themselves and through that process to make changes that lead to a joyful and fulfilling life. My interests include relationship; stress and anxiety; depression; trauma; health benefits of meditation; personal growth and development. I promote the benefits of meditation to overall health and the achievement of goals.
Sharon Baker BSc (Hons)
I offer psychotherapy and counselling and I am The Berne Institute Practice Manager.
I am in advanced clinical training as a Transactional Analyst. Among the issues I work with are bereavement, relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression and confidence building. Everyone can face challenges and difficulties in life sometimes. I can provide a safe space for you to talk through your difficulties, explore your feelings and help you cope.
Charlene Robinson BA PGCert PGDip MA
I support and empower women to live the life they most want to live using counselling and psychotherapy.
It may be that past trauma is affecting your present, your relationships feel unhealthy, you are always putting on a brave face or that you want to understand yourself better. Therapy is a great way to maintain good mental health.
For 20+ years I have worked exclusively in the supportive professions providing mental health and drug and alcohol support within the NHS, voluntary organisations and charities. I have experience facilitating a women’s group and as a counsellor at a Women’s Centre.
I am in advanced clinical training at the Berne Institute
My aim is to be safe and supportive to you.
Being a member of the legal profession for more than twenty years has taught me that I am able to stay calm under pressure and with difficult subjects. I hope that this means that I have the depth to 'hold' you through difficult times.
I also realise that I have developed an analytical and accurate mind. My therapy journey began some years ago, when I realised that my job as a lawyer was not fulfilling me. Consequently, added to the analytical and the accuracy is the empathetic, the all important magic ingredient to understanding.
So, I am a bit of a mixed bag. Some might say a full range of 88 keys (I am also very musical).
I am in advanced training at the Berne.
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Prices for a 1 hour individual appointment start at £30.
We offer a number of spaces at a reduced rate to students, those on a low income and the unemployed.
We have off street parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments are available from 9am until 8pm during the week.
Types of client