Karen Chinnadorai (MBACP)
Gestalt and Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
I believe that each person has the capacity within themselves to overcome their difficulties. However sometimes we get a bit lost and need an objective other to help us explore how we are in the world and how we might contribute to our own difficulties.
Life brings all of us challenging events that can lead to distress, anxiety or depression. In addition we all experience bereavement and other losses which we may require support to overcome. Perhaps you have developed an unhelpful habit or dependency such as over- working, drug and alcohol misuse or difficulties with food.
I have experience in working with people with a range of issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety low self esteem, difficulties with food and other dependencies. Additionally I am a trained mental health nurse with a number of years of experience working with people with substance misuse problems. Prior to this I worked in banking and accountancy and the voluntary sector. I therefore have experience of working life in both the public and private sectors. Additionally I have lived and worked in a multi-cultural environment and I am sensitive to the issues that can arise for those who choose to live in or marry into a culture that is different from that of their culture of origin.
I am a member of BACP and COSCA and abide by their code of ethics. I am in regular clinical supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma level training in Gestalt Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Transactional Analysis (Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Institute (CPTI), Edinburgh
- Gestalt Professional Development training in Dreamwork, Working with Trauma, Working with Body Processes and Healing and Gestalt Psychotherapy.
- Registered Mental Health Nurse (specialising in Substance Misuse)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Individual £40 - 60mins
Couples £60 - 75mins
Initial consultation- reduced charged at £20.
Reduced fees available for those on benefits or low incomes. Please ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
evenings and weekends