Mrs Berengere Cortade
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS15-02559
Relieve emotional and psychological pain - Make sense of your life - Discover and reach your potential
I am a qualified counsellor and your guide and companion on your therapeutic journey. My approach is humanistic, I believe every one of us has the capacity to reach mental and psychological wellness by embracing who they are or making changes to become who they want to be. I consider myself an enabler, helping you uncover your own solutions.
I am passionate about people and their stories and circumstances, and have strong empathy as well as a genuine healthy curiosity. Combined with my professional training I can help you overcome issues, learn about yourself, and generally feel more content with life.
Never judgemental, I am very comfortable working with clients who choose non traditional lifestyles, relationship or sex-wise.
My usual business model is to combine therapy with walking in nature or green urban areas. This approach increases lateral thinking, unlock more creative solutions and provides a non-threatening environment where eye contact is not required. I am fully trained to provide such therapy and can adapt the role nature plays to best meet your needs.
However, in line with my professional body and the guidance of the government in Coronavirus times, I now offer online counselling.
I have presented the "walk and talk" model I practise several times to colleagues, I keep myself abreast of any development in that area, and delivered a lecture on the subject at Jeju Island University, South Korea, end of 2019, at the invitation of the Prof. Mincheol Kim.
In addition to one-to-one sessions I offer workshops to groups on mental health subjects and act as Wellbeing Consultant with some organisations.
- Qualifications & ExperienceI have a Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and also hold a Lowland Leader qualification, making it safe for me to work with you outside.
I regularly attend training for practising outside in nature, and am an Associate Counsellor with the Wilderness Foundation.
I have a strong sense of ethics and have recently undertook training in order to be competent in providing online counselling.
I have regular individual supervision, undertake training regularly, am committed to my own personal development and am fully insured.
Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression - CPD
Neuroscience in the therapy room - CPD
Taking therapy outside - CPD
Working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse - CPD
Moving your practice online - CPD
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Young people and children
- Emotional issues
- Panic attacks
- Phobias: dentists
- Phobias: flying
- Phobias: heights
- Phobias: spiders
- Self esteem
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Languages Spoken