PLEASE NOTE: During the COVID 19 pandemic, all sessions are offered on Skype or Zoom. My name is Linda K. Berkeley and I am an Anglo-American BABCP fully accredited CBT therapist and integrativepsychologist. Conditions I work with: depression, all types of anxiety, OCD, complex trauma/PTSD, substance misuse, eating disorders, personality disorders. Therapies offered: CBT, CFT, DBT, ACT. Children age 11+, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
I had the pleasure of working with Linda K Berkeley during our time in Berkshire, NHS. Linda always had the incredible ability to take continuous learning to a new level- always reading and reaching the best methods or approaches in therapy and taking great pains to pass this knowledge on to her colleagues so that many many others could also benefit. A true joy to work with- any client of hers is in good hands!
We offer UK wide Counselling, CBT and Mindfulness. Our counsellors offer a variety low cost, face to face options and non-face to options via Zoom, Skype and Phone. We specialise primarily inDepression, Stress Management (either work or home-based), Anxiety (Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Stress, Panic Disorder, Phobias, OCD, etc), Self Esteem, Relationship Issues (Both one to-one-one and couples), Bereavement and Loss.
I offer face to face and online video counselling to adult individuals who are suffering from self-esteem and anxiety issues, to help them make positive changes to their life and to feel better aboutthemselves. Sometimes, it can seem that the easiest thing to do is bury our emotions and hope our difficulties just go away, but this rarely works and can make matters worse for you. If you want to break the cycle and change your situation, but don’t know how try talking to me.
Modern life can lead us to lose contact with our inner self. We can become easily caught up in our daily dramas without stopping to pause and ask ourselves what its all about. If one's inner life isnot valued but is rejected as irrelevant, it responds with a life of mental and physical distress. The goal of the work is self-knowledge towards wholeness and of nourishing the one unique individual you are.
I am a psychotherapist with over nine years experience in private practice in the Reading area. I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). In addition, I am a member ofboth the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA) and abide by the professional code of ethics of these bodies.
We have deliberately made it simple to navigate your way through the pages in order to demystify the process of choosing a therapist. We pride ourselves on being approachable, so please do nothesitate to contact us if any questions you have are unanswered in the following pages.
We are passionate about providing the highest level of mental healthcare possible. We have access to different professionals including Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists andCounselors. Our approach is to provide the quickest access to the most appropriate specialist for you. Our team has the expertise to ensure the quickest and safest recovery possible.
If you are reading this there is probably something that you are unhappy about in your life. Seeking help is the first important step towards positive change. Perhaps you are feeling low, worried orstressed out. Perhaps you have reached a turning point in your life and need some direction where to go next. Perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with a life crisis such as bereavement or redundancy, or experiencing problems in your relationship.
Often people access therapy with a specific problem or a multitude of issues. It is a space to reflect upon and think about our current and past experiences and ways we would like to move forward. Itis hoped that in time you will have a better understanding of yourself and experience a trusting and confidential relationship.
Clinical Director, Dr David Purves, is a psychologist in Reading, Berkshire with a first class D. Phil in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford. He is also qualified as apsychotherapist, is an accredited CBT therapist and Chartered Scientist. Dr Purves' other academic qualifications include a first class degree in Psychology from Lancaster University and a Master of Science (MSc) in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from LMU.