Karen Clare MBACP Dip Counsellor
Do you feel lost, confused, frightened or worried? Need some support with life’s challenges?
I am a fully qualified Person-Centred Counsellor offering a professional, confidential, empathetic, respectful and non judgmental environment for you to explore and process any personal matters that you are finding difficult to deal with in your life. Together we can look at them and work in ways to allow you to move forward, gain peace and get the best out of your life.
I have experienced first-hand, life's challenges and how they impact on our life, how we feel and be. Having Person-Centred Therapy myself was immensely life-changing. It has enabled me to move forward, to be more confident, positive and empowered me to make changes in my life. It even inspired me to become a counsellor.
I have been honoured to work with individuals who have moved forward in their life on issues such as bereavement, trauma, suicide, anxiety, stress, depression, abuse, domestic violence, relationship problems, low self esteem and confidence, alcohol and substance misuse, relationship problems and many others.
I currently practice privately in St Helens. I have a vast amount of experience working in the NHS Mental Health Sector, this has given me an in-depth valuable knowledge and understanding that enhances the level of support I offer.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP) being a member guarantees I have the recognised qualifications required and that I work proficiently and professionally within their ethical framework which ensures you are protected and receive a safe quality service. I also hold personal indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS check.
How can it help?
Counselling is a journey that is unique to each person and that is done at your pace. Throughout this journey I would offer you respect, warmth, genuineness, confidentiality and trust at all times, supporting your move towards you understanding yourself better and enabling you to redirect your own life. As this approach believes that each person has the capability and strength to change themselves, within the healing process offered in the counselling relationship.
I would feel privileged to work alongside you, discovering what has been hidden or underlying for a long time to then move forward .
How to get in touch
If you require any further information or advice please get in touch by telephone or email, all of which are dealt with confidentially, as this is paramount to me.
M says " Karen helped me overcome alot of issues and to understand better how I can work past any difficulties I come across while trying to get better"
J says " I got to understand myself better. I'm a better person"
P says "I had counselling with Karen for a few months , at the start of my first session I was scared of what to expect, but once I started my sessions it was like there was light at the end of a very dark tunnel . I couldn't of done that without the support of Karen , she was fantastic and the most most important thing I noticed about her was that she was very empathic and congruent, that's what makes a good counsellor . Thank you Karen xx"
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Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3
ABC Introduction to Counselling
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Panic Disorder
Personality Disorder in Mind
Dual Diagnosis (Substance Misuse and Mental Health)
Domestic Abuse Awareness
Working with Childhood Trauma and Abuse
Psycho Social Intervention with Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Art Therapy Workshop
Alcohol Awareness & Identification
Self Harm Awareness
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
First Consultation is free, this last for approximately 30 minutes face to face or can be done via the telephone.
Person-Centred Therapy £35 per 50 minute session
Home therapy is available, please contact me for more details.
Discount available for student counsellors on a diploma course.
What are the benefits of counselling:
- Insight or self-awareness
- New approaches for future living
- Alter the way you see yourself
- Modify the way you think about things
- Change the way you feel about yourself
Person-Centred counselling was found to be the most effective form of therapy, with noted improvements of over 90% compared to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT = 70%).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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