Tom Berwick | Accredited Counsellor | Stroud | NCPS

Tom Berwick

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: TB00P10

Location: Stroud

If we wake in the morning and feel good about ourselves, we’re probably going to have a good day. Life isn’t always plain sailing but we usually find ways to manage and adapt to our circumstances, and to get along with the people in our lives. Sometimes, not all of the strategies we use and adaptations we make are healthy for us, we reach the limit of our flexibility and, something gives. This may happen suddenly or over time, until we find our manoeuvring no longer works for us. Talking to someone who is supportive and fully on our side regardless of what we are going through and how we present ourselves can bring great relief and hope.

My name is Tom Berwick and I am a qualified and accredited
Therapeutic Counsellor who has a humanistic, person-centred approach to therapy. This means that I believe the strength of the client-therapist relationship is the key which opens the potential for healing and growth. Building such a relationship involves a shared understanding of how a person thinks and feels about themselves, their world, upbringing and beliefs. I work to understand with a person more than to understand about them. However, it is by actively exploring and facing our feelings that we start to experience relief from our predicament and become open to the possibility of growth. This healing starts at an emotional level, before we can intellectually grasp how it is happening and can require a leap of faith, especially for those of us who live in our heads. The achievement of this takes courage and trust which is why I place the therapeutic relationship in such high regard. When our ideal self and our current self image begin to align, it starts to become possible for us to see and believe we can reach our full potential. I believe we need to feel useful, that our lives are meaningful and that we have a purpose. My purpose is to help you find yours, so that you can be comfortable with yourself and make choices that move you nearer to the person you want to be.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
    Member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
    Professional Insurance
    Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) cleared

    For last 25 years I have lived in Gloucestershire where I have brought up my children and been a part of the local community. I have worked in both the commercial world and in caring roles and am dedicated to the practice and principles of the Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling of which I am a member.

    Being a practising member of the Foundation, I work within our Code of Practice and have a supervisor who is also a long-standing, qualified member. My training and diploma are accredited by the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) of which I am an accredited member. I am committed to on-going training, supervision and my own personal development and meet regularly with peers for mutual support and to advance techniques and good practice.
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