Karen Burnett UKCP (Reg.), CABP
Frome Psychotherapy & Counselling Service
The Cheap St Rooms
18b Cheap St
The Practice Rooms
26 Upper Borough Walls
07900 582 261
I am an experienced UKCP accredited Relational Body Psychotherapist and Counsellor, providing a safe and empathic space in which you can explore your concerns. It may be that sometimes words alone don't help you connect with your feelings, or shift how you feel inside? Alongside offering space for you to talk freely and reflect, I integrate body orientated approaches according to what you need.
People seek therapy for many reasons. Sometimes we might be able to turn to friends and family for support, but sometimes emotional difficulties persist and a deeper level of support and understanding is required. Working with a therapist means you don't have to struggle on your own and can be a tremendous relief.
It may be that you are suffering with
- anxiety or depression
- an experience of loss or bereavement
- the impact of childhood trauma, abuse or neglect
- low self confidence or self esteem
- relationship difficulties
- feeling stuck isolated, stuck or wretched
- medically unexplained physical symptoms or chronic tension
I bring an understanding that it is paradoxically often the ways in which we have learnt to protect ourselves from pain that creates difficulties in life. Self defeating patterns of behaviour, thinking and relating may have developed unconsciously (and in very early life) as the only way to cope. The need for compassionate understanding is therefore at the heart of my work. We would look at how early experiences and relationships impact on the present, perhaps unconsciously.
My training in the field of relational body psychotherapy supports my understanding of how trauma can be held in the body, and the ways in which emotional conflict can manifest. 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 might then invite body awareness, introduce mindfulness exercises, or bring attention to breath, movement and the exploration of image. I strive to support and accompany my clients in accommodating 'shadow' feelings or parts of oneself. In this process I make myself available, to resonate and respond as another person with you.
My aim is to support clients in letting go of old patterns to give way to a greater sense of self-acceptance and freedom to move on.
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 a member of the Ethics and Equal Opportunities Committee at CABP, 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday-Thursday in Frome and Friday in Bath
Types of client