Deborah Berger Counselling and Psychotherapy in North London

11th December 2018 
Tel: 07900 530507
Web: www.deborahberger.co.uk
Email: click here to email
 
Spiral Holistic Therapy Centre
2 Shelburne Road
London N7 6DL
 
About the counsellor / psychotherapist
 

About Deborah Berger

I hold Diplomas in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling (2005) and Psychotherapy (2015) from Re.Vision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis, a Certificate in Couples Counselling (2011) and a Certificate in Supervision with Soul (2016) from Re.Vision.

I offer supervision to trainee therapists as part of the Spiral low cost service and to qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. I occasionally offer therapeutic self development workshops. I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adhere to the framework of ethical principles and code of professional conduct.

Integrative Psychosynthesis is a way of therapy that includes the heart, head and soul as a background, and I will work with you to respect and acknowledge all of who you are. In other words I will listen to what each of the parts of you has to say. For some clients using images and creativity to support the sessions brings a richness to the process, and for some it is important to allow a place for soul to be present

My approach is to enable you to talk about whatever feels important to you in each session. We can meet for a shorter period of weeks or months, or for a longer period if this feels right. I believe the relationship between therapist and client is central and it is this that can bring most clarity. It is often the learning from the ordinary ways we talk or listen together in the sessions that allows lasting change. Therapy can be a place where deep healing happens and I am able to work with whatever depth you bring. I am experienced in working with past relationships, whether childhood or more recent, family or others, and how these can impact on present lives. Sometimes it is the unconscious processes at work that cause the deepest challenges in life and I will pay attention to these, particularly if we are engaged in longer term work

I am interested in the complex issues of culture, heritage, difference and oppression. When you talk about your own story, describing who you are and including all aspects of yourself, I am guided by both my own history and my learning over many years of working with diversity. I appreciate that difference sometimes comes with the painful experience of not being respected or accepted by others, and I also celebrate the strength that it brings. How we fit into society, or feel excluded, is as much part of who we are as how we fit into our families or other relationships. Sometimes experiences of racism, sexism, classism, homophobia or other oppressions can be as wounding and challenging as any other abuse. Each person is unique and has their own culture, history and values, and this - who you are - is essential to the work we do together