Karen Buchanan

Karen Buchanan

58 Sheepwalk
TW17 0AJ


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58 Sheepwalk
TW17 0AJ


About me

I work from a studio which is private and peaceful, at the end of my garden. I have been working as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist for over 15 years.  I work with many different clients, individuals, couples and self-help groups. I offer brief or longer term counselling, which ever is appropriate..

I have extensive training and have many practice hours with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship problems, addictions and histories of abuse, both physical and emotional.. I have also had much success working with eating disorders, specifically anorexia.

I believe that a safe environment, and confidentiality, are the beginning of the healing process whatever the problem is and that the process of being heard and attended to are paramount to successful therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a Person Centred counsellor at Guildford College and gained a Diploma there. After that I attended Surrey University as a Post Graduate on the Msc course.

I left Surrey University with a Post Grad Cert in Psychotherapy as a Means to Health and shortly after became an Accredited member of the Bacp.

I have continued to study and expand my practice and my therapy is based on Existential philosophy and Person Centre practice.

I also run different groups, have attended courses and workshops to increase my learning in these areas, as well as couple counselling and supervision courses.

I originally worked in a Nursery for several years, then I began to work caring for mentally and physically challenged children in my borough. During this work, I met many parents and realised that more than anything, they had no one to talk to about their problems, of if they did, they were reluctant to do so. It was this that spurred me on to study counselling and psychotherapy and to try to help to make it accessible and affordable for all members of society.

In these days of isolation and families being spread further and further away from one another, I feel that counselling in its way replaces the contact and safety of the family. I am of course also very aware that sometimes the family is not the safe environment we would wish it to be.

Currently I am working with six supervisees, two trainee counsellors. as well as individual clients and couples.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

ME - a term often misused for people suffering from high level stress


£45 for individuals and £70 for couples. For trainees I charge £30 per hour and for supervisees £40 per hour. I also have a BUPA service provider number and am able to take referrals under this scheme.

Maps & Directions

Shepperton, TW17 0AJ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm with some early morning and early evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified supervisor and currently have nine supervisees.

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