Meg Berlin (Trainee member of UKCP)

I am a trainee psychotherapist in the final year of training towards an MSc from the Metanoia Institute in London. I have experience working with a range of psychological and emotional issues including anxiety, depression, loss, and relationship issues. I am particularly interested in working with clients who are looking to discover or renew a sense of meaning in their lives.

How I Work

My training is in Gestalt psychotherapy, which focuses on present-centred awareness as a means of exploring my clients’ process in relation to both themselves and others. This does involve exploration of the past, but only so far as it feels relevant and lively in each client’s present life. Central to this approach is my belief that we are all the expert in our own experience, and that only you can know what is the best choice for you from moment to moment.

Practical Details

My primary practice is in New Cross, 5 minutes walk from both New Cross and New Cross Gate stations. I provide one-to-one therapy for adults. I work with clients on a weekly basis and I charge £50 per session. At our first session, we can discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, how we might work together and your hopes and expectations for our work. Should you decide to continue, I usually suggest starting with at least 8 sessions, at the end of which we would have a review. For some people this will be enough, and for others they may wish to continue and go deeper into self exploration and relational insights. My advice to clients looking for a therapist is to find someone you feel at ease with, who you get the sense of being able to trust and build a relationship with over time.

I have several years of experience working as a trainee therapist in the charity sector. As a registered trainee member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.