Divya C. Berry

MBPsS, MBACP

About Divya

Divya C Berry

Divya C Berry

Divya Berry is an MBPsS and MBACP accredited counsellor and psychologist. She holds degrees from LSE, University of London and City University London in Social Psychology and Health Psychology at the MA level.

Divya has five years of clinical practice in New Delhi at private and hospital settings, including a one year clinical residency and training at Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, as well as having recently completed three years of training at the Gestalt Centre in London.

I am a multi-cultural counselor with Person-Centered work experience. I am Gestalt-trained, and work within an Integrative and Humanistic modality. I hold degrees in Social Psychology and Health Psychology, which lends itself to my interdisciplinary perspective. I am fluent in English & Hindi Languages; my working model encompasses the embodied experience as everything that needs no language.

My experience includes working with a wide range of clients, including young adults and the elderly. I welcome working with clients that come from every kind of cultural and social background, ethnicity, and ethos. I work inclusively and remain LGBTQIA+ aware.

My therapy room is a place for you to bring your worries and concerns, however peripheral or deep, and be received in an environment of empathic listening and mindful mirroring with the opportunity to work through your cognitive fog and emotional strain.

The idea is to move slowly from the external narrative to an internal one, where we can start understanding the part we play in our story; in Gestalt, it is important to integrate the environment factors with the internal, and take ownership for our own feelings. Moving from environmental support to self-support can feel overwhelming at first, but steadily it becomes the route to self-identity, independence, and serenity.

Our work together will focus on helping you feel lighter, become aware of debilitating habit and thinking patterns, and freedom from emotional struggles, especially the feeling of being stuck in a rut, relationship fatigue, and unfinished business.

Common issues that are addressed include anxiety, angst, stress, decision fatigue, self-esteem and identity, low mood, chronic pain, emotional eating, body image issues, issues pertaining to womanhood and parenthood, and soul wounds.

I adhere to the code of conduct of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

Training

I have explored the fascinating world that is the human psyche for over two decades. Personally, for me, the journey is about healing from within and supporting clients to do the same through safe exploration and contact-full counselling; the discovery is to bring lightness by facilitating personal choice and bringing together fragmented parts of the self.

Counselling Experience

  • Three years of training at the Gestalt Centre (London), including completion of the Diploma in Gestalt Counselling and a Certificate in Humanistic Counselling.
  • Five years of experience in Client-Centered Therapy, including private practice, a resident Clinical Psychology Training Program at Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (New Delhi), and running the Wellness Centre at Aashlok Hospital (New Delhi).
  • Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 2012 and Registered Membership of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) since 2020.
  • Certificate in Basic Reflexology Training, and in Non-Violent Communication Training.

Education

Gestalt Counselling Diploma, 
The Gestalt Centre 
London, UK
MSc, Health Psychology, 
School of Social Sciences 
City University 
London, UK
MSc, Social Psychology, 
LSE, University of London 
London, UK
BA (Hons), Psychology, 
LSR, University of Delhi 
New Delhi, India

Thesis

Masters

Psychological impact of living with Polycystic Ovarian Disease in young women with differentiated levels of Control.
Locus of Control as a Personality Construct impacting Performance & Adjustment in employees with varied orientations.

Bachelors

Coping Strategies in Young Adults managing Bereavement & Chronic Illness in their Family.