Karen Burnett UKCP (Reg.), CABP
The Practice Rooms
26 Upper Borough Walls
07900 582 261
I am an experienced UKCP accredited Integrative Body Psychotherapist and Counsellor, providing a safe and empathic relationship in which you don't have to struggle on your own. Alongside offering a space in which you can talk freely, and for your words to be listened to, I bring an awareness of how the body expresses emotional states; we are embodied beings. It may be that sometimes words alone don't help you connect with your feelings, or shift how you feel inside? Or you might experience distress through bodily symptoms that are hard to make sense of?
My training, and experience in the field of body psychotherapy supports my understanding of how trauma can be held in the body, and the ways in which emotional conflict can manifest. My approach can incorporate working with body awareness, breath, movement, and with negotiation, touch. Body orientated work can be a way to deepen connection to what might be hidden, under the surface or wordless. At the same time working with the body can support a sense of safety, ground and containment. I work sensitively and safely; each process of therapy is as unique as each client, and negotiations as to how we work are part of the dynamic of working together. Sessions always begin sitting face to face with time to talk and reflect (and for many clients this is how we continue to work).
I am experienced in helping people with
- chronic tension or pain
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- the impact of childhood trauma, abuse or neglect
- sexual abuse
- low self confidence or self esteem
- relationship difficulties
- medically unexplained physical symptoms
I offer both open ended psychotherapy and time-limited counselling (typically 6-12 sessions and focused around a particular issue).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a Psychotherapist since 2003. I have a background of working in mental health in the NHS within arts psychotherapies as a dance movement therapist, where I worked with people experiencing acute and ongoing mental health problems in both in-patient and community settings. My experience as a counsellor includes working at HELP Counselling Service.
Diploma Psychotherapy, Chiron Centre, London W5 (www.body-psychotherapy.org.uk)
Post-graduate Diploma Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Roehampton Institute (Surrey University)
Certificate in The Bodymind Approach to working with Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Pathways2Wellbeing (Professor Helen Payne, University of Herts)
I am committed to continuing professional development.
I am CRB checked.
I am insured.
I am registered with and abide by the ethical guidelines of
UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) www.psychotherapy.org.uk
CABP (Chiron Association for Body Psychotherapists) www.body-psychotherapy.org.uk
I am current Chair of the Ethics and Equal Opportunities Committee at CABP, and sit on the council. CABP is an organisational member of UKCP, .
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Change in circumstances - health, work or financial
Body Image issues
Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms
My fees are £40 per session in Frome with reductions available to people on lower income for daytime sessions in Frome (please contact me to discuss). For sessions in Bath my fee is £45.
I am a member of The Relational School
I am a member of Psychotherapist and Counsellors for Social Responsibility
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday-Thursday in Frome and Friday in Bath
Types of client