Virginia Berkholz, Counsellor to Individuals and Couples
I provide a safe and confidential space where feelings such as depression, anger, stress and anxiety can be expressed and explored and, in time, resolved. Emotional states arising from experiences such as abuse, neglect, loss, lack of bonding, conflict or difficulties of any kind can be understood while working toward healing, and the ability to live each day without old burdens or inner stress. I believe it is imperative that you control the pace of this work so that it is right for you.
This process of allowing space for inner experience can enable you to strengthen trust in your own inner guidance and bring a new perspective. I believe that it is through self-understanding and recognition of our feelings, without judgement, that change can occur. Although this may, at times, be difficult, through understanding our inner world we can develop a more compassionate relationship with ourselves and therefore also with others.
I work at London Bridge (SE1 2TH), Waterloo (SE1), Bloomsbury (WC1A) and West Norwood (SE27) offering either short or long term therapy. Following the initial introductory session, if you decide to continue I usually advise a commitment of a minimum of 6 sessions. This gives the counselling process the opportunity to develop. The length of the counselling (which is up to you) then becomes open-ended.
Training, qualifications & experience
In the early 1990s I trained in Melbourne, Australia, in Somatic Psychotherapy. I also studied in London, where I have lived for 17 years, and hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, and a Diploma in Transpersonal Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by its ethical standards (http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individuals: (50 minute session)
The fee for the introductory session for individuals is £65 in Waterloo and £55 in London Bridge and West Norwood.
The fee for further sessions varies as to location and can be discussed at the introductory session.
Concessions may be available.
Couples (60 minute session)
The fee for the introductory session is £90. Further sessions are £100.
Frequency of sessions can be weekly or fortnightly, depending upon the situation.
The first appointment gives you the opportunity to decide if I am the right counsellor for you, and for me to sense if our working together would be helpful for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client