I work in an integrative way; this means that I use a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit you as a unique individual. Since 2012, I have experience of counselling people with a variety of mental health issues; such as addiction, trauma, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety and bereavement.
From personal and professional experience, my specialism is in eating disorders. Through the Bath-based charity Focus Counselling, I predominantly see clients with any form of eating disorder at different stages of recovery and I facilitate a support group too.
Since 2010, I have worked with people with dementia and their carers in a health and social care setting. I have undertaken a wide range of training in this area, providing me with a strong understanding of how dementia and the role of caring can impact on a person’s life. Combined together my experience has led me to work for the counselling service for Alzheimer’s Support in East and West Wiltshire.
From my experience in working with people facing a life-changing diagnosis, I also provide counselling for a local charity called We Hear You; helping people with cancer and other terminal illness and their families.
I offer creativity and artistic expression in counselling sessions as a means of self-exploration and reaching new understanding; as words can often limit our ability to express our feelings.
I am a “Dissociative-Friendly” therapist and can be found on the PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) register. This means that I am happy to work with people who experience dissociative symptoms from past traumas. More information about dissociative identity disorder and the register can be be found here – http://www.pods-online.org.uk/
Since 2012, I have been facilitating support groups for different client groups including, people with dementia, carers, people with eating disorders and young people with anxiety.
I have developed and delivered educational workshops for professionals working with people with dementia and people with eating disorders.
I am a Registered Member of BACP (MBACP) and adhere to their Ethical Principles and Code of Practice.
Please note that on the BACP register I am listed with my full name – Katharine Berwick.
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, 2012 – 2015 (BCPC)
Foundation Certificate in Counselling, 2011 – 2012 (BCPC)
BA (Hons.) Philosophy, 2006 – 2009 (University of Leeds)