Karen Ainsbury M Inst GA, UKCP reg
The Coastal Practice
07900 691 455
I am a group and individual psychotherapist specialising in stress-related issues, depression and anxiety, relationship problems. As well as offering individual therapy and group analytic therapy, I also run personal development groups.
If you decide you would like to work in a group setting, I will always meet with you individually first to work out the issue you would like to explore and which approach would suit you best.
I work in private practice in Bournemouth and have experience in NHS outpatient psychotherapy settings. I am also supervisor and consultant to organisations such as Barnados, Rape Crisis, Bereavement Care and other counselling/psychotherapy agencies and teams.
More recently I have helped to develop and run the New View programme for survivors of cancer. This is a joint venture between Lewis Manning Hospice, Poole Hospital Trust & Macmillan Cancer Care
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip Psychodynamic Counselling (1998)
Group Analytic Psychotherapist (2005)
PG Dip Supervision (2011)
Member of the Institute of Group Analysis.
I am constantly looking to widen my experience and have done brief trainings in Mindfulness and Mentalization Based Therapy. I am currently undertaking a research Masters at University of West of England.
I am also director of Word of Mouth Ltd, a consultancy and training company which helps people improve their personal and inter-personal communication skills.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I run personal development groups for people interested in exploring group dynamics and how unconscious processes affect groups and the individuals in them.
As an organisational consultant, I also work with teams and staff groups.
Fees can be negotiated at our first meeting. They will also vary depending on whether you are seeking individual or group work
I generally offer six sessions - an initial meeting, plus 5 follow-ups. On some occasions just one assessment plus follow-up may be all that is needed, while longer-term, deep-lying issues are likely to take longer. All details will be discussed fully at your first meeting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Supervision & training
I believe supervision is key to the wellbeing of practioners as well as offering a space in which to develop and be thoughtful, reflective and safe in our work.View supervision profile