Bernie Joy Counselling & Psychotherapy

12th July 2024 
About Counselling
Contact and Fees

I am based in Hackney, East London.
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Qualifications. ukcp


I offer supervision to students of psychotherapy and qualified psychotherapists

Academic training
I have a diploma and advanced diploma in existential psychotherapy and counselling and two certificates in humanistic therapy. I am a registered U.K.C.P. psychotherapist and supervisor.

Non Academic training, or life experience.
In the same way that psychotherapy does not make the man or woman but simply helps them to understand and accept themselves and see what choices are possible, therapy training and continual professional development do not make the therapist. We all have our life experiences. And I believe that these life experiences are just as valuable to the work of the therapist as the academic psychotherapeutic training.
I have helped to bring up my four children through to adulthood, experienced the break up of relationships and the death of close friends and family. I studied Fine Art and lectured in painting and drawing for some years, lived and worked as a painter in France for nine years, learning what it is like to be foreign and what it is like to not be English. I am passionate about music and painting, I like to play the piano and have over the past 5 years returned to painting as another form of enquiry.