Dr Trish Berko is a Clinical Psychologist who earned her Psychology degree at Goldsmiths College (University of London) and completed her Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London. In the 15 years since completing her doctorate, Dr Berko has worked in several NHS Health Psychology departments throughout London, and, in more recent years, has developed her private practice alongside her NHS work.
Dr Berko has training and experience of delivering a variety of psychological approaches / therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Systemic/Narrative Therapy.
Dr Berko specialises in Health Psychology which involves working with the psychological impact of physical health issues, such as cancer, HIV/AIDS and persistent pain. Having worked extensively in this field, Dr Berko has considerable experience supporting adults with a wide range of physical health difficulties and the concurrent mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression. She focuses on encouraging a sense of self-empowerment and strength in the face of difficult challenges. Across all her work, Dr Berko focuses on employing an open-minded, aware, and accepting approach respectfully recognising the various challenges and impacts that can be associated with cultural background, class, race, gender and lived experiences. Dr Berko is LGBTQ-friendly and sex-positive.