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.
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 there 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.
From my experience in working with people facing a life-changing diagnosis, I also provide counselling for two charities: We Hear You and Penny Brohn UK; 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.
BACP Registration and Accreditation
I am a Registered and Accredited Member of BACP (MBACP Accred.) and adhere to their Ethical Principles and Code of Practice.
BACP accreditation formally recognises the attainment of high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling practice. Current and prospective clients can therefore have even greater confidence when seeking therapy through my services.
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)