Donna Karpel MBACP AD(Dip)
When we are facing difficulties in our lives no matter how big or small counselling can be a safe place to talk about what is troubling you. Do you feel you no longer have a clear vision of what you want out of life? Are the stresses of daily life weighing down on you? If so I am here to help you.
I am a fully qualified, experienced and professional counsellor and I will work with you using many different approaches to suit your individual needs.
I am warm and approachable, and can offer an open heart, a clear mind and fresh eyes. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to help you express difficult and painful emotions. I will sit alongside you, and help you to realise your personal worth, and work towards bringing equilibrium and balance into your daily life. Through incisive and empathic therapy, we can explore your anxieties, worries, fears and emotional obstacles together, so that a clear path can be found, which can facilitate positive change and personal growth. Ultimately you are the expert on you, but my aim is for us to work together to explore your present feelings and how the past and old wounds may be impacting on you now.
The first session will give you the opportunity to see whether you feel at ease with me and able to start and explore some of the issues which have brought you into counselling. Hand in hand with this, it gives both of us the chance to see whether I’m the right person to support you on your journey. Following this initial meeting, we will work out the best counselling approach for helping you to move forward. Usually this will mean coming to a fifty minute session at the same time and place on a weekly basis.
Please feel free to contact me on my mobile, 07956401489 to discuss any aspects of counselling, particularly if you are anxious or struggling with the concept of entering into the councelling process for the first time. Please be assured that everything is dealt with in the greatest of confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am trained as an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor, and I hold a Certificate, a Diploma, and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I have also received additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Time-Limited Counselling, Psychiatry, Psychopathology, and Psychodynamics.
I am also a fully trained Samaritan and have lots of experience offering emotional support to people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair, and suicidal thoughts.
I also currently work with adolescents (16-19 year olds) as a school counsellor and work as a bereavement counsellor within two different organisations, at the North London Hospice and at Grief Encounter. I also provided counselling for the charity EACH, specifically helping those with mental health issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
I charge £50 per session but I offer a reduced fee for those who can prove a low income and who are on benefits, as well as for students.
I am happy to offer short or long-term counselling. I would recommend at least six weeks of counselling after the initial consultation. We review the therapy regularly.I can also offer flexible times for counselling sessions during the daytime and some evening slots are also available.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client