Karen Brown, Registered Member MBACP Accredited
I am a BACP qualified counsellor with several years experience in voluntary organisations and more recently in private practice. My consulting room is in my home offering a private, safe and comfortable environment and providing a space where difficult thoughts and feelings can be shared. Everyone who comes to counselling brings their own life history and experiences and I believe it is very important that from the beginning that we work together to identify your wants and needs from counselling. Being able to be open and honest, building trust within our relationship - I believe is the platform for which change can happen for you.
I am experienced in short term work where focus can be brought to the challenges of a particular life event or difficulty - as well as open ended longer term work which can allow exploration of the roots of entrenched behaviours, hopefully leading to improved self understanding and with it new choices on how you can live your life and conduct your relationships.
Beginning counselling can be difficult, you may have some questions and concerns. After our intitial contact, we would arrange a consultation meeting where you can get some answers and afterwards have some time to reflect on whether you want to go ahead with counselling and that you feel comfortable with me. We would then find a time to meet on a weekly basis.
There is more detail on my website, please take a look and contact me for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from WPF Therapy.
I hold a Counselling Skills and Theory Qualification WPF therapy.
I hold HND in Life Sciences from Reading University.
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am included on the BACP Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I abide by the BACP code of ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am interested in both short term work with focus but also in open ended work, where it can be possible to explore repeated patterns of behaviour, in activites and relationships, which seem outside of conscious understanding.
My usual fees are £40 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer weekly daytime sessions, including morning from 8.00am and evening up to 8.30pm. Initial consultations can be between 10am and 12am on Saturday mornings.
Types of client