Karen Clark MBACP (Accred). Adult, Children and Young People's Counsellor
14 Woodborough Road
193 Milton Road
Welcome. I am a fully qualified counsellor, experienced in working with Adults, Children and Young People. I offer a gentle, caring, safe, supportive and non judgemental space in which to help individuals to explore whatever may be troubling or difficult for them. Together we can then work towards a greater understanding of those worries, concerns and experiences which may have brought you to counselling, and explore ways of resolving any difficult issues or coming to terms with difficult circumstances or events.
I offer counselling to children and young people aged 8—18 yrs and adults of any age, covering a wide range of issues.
My main approach is person-centred and I work in an integrative way, which means that I will explore different ways of working which best suit your needs and preference, so may draw on other approaches as fits our work together, for example cognitive behavioural therapy, gestalt, transactional analysis, also creative approaches - whatever feels right for you. I regard mutual trust as an important part of our working together.
My work with children and young people recognises the particular issues they may experience in growing up, which can combine to make each young person's experience uniquely different and complex. I work with them to explore feelings, problems or situations which may be troubling,worrying or upsetting for them and find ways of coming to terms with or coping with difficulties, however big or small they may seem.
When working with a child, young person or adult, my approach is flexible and tailored to their particular needs.
Depending on individual needs, I am able to offer short or longer term counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Counselling awarded by the University of Bristol and also a Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People from the University of Wales, Newport. I also hold a Certificate in Counselling gained through the University of Bristol. I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and also subscribe to BACP’s Counselling Children and Young People Division. I work within the BACP ethical framework and have regular supervision for my therapeutic work.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including self esteem and confidence, anxiety, fears and phobias, school issues, exam stress, bullying, change and transition, sadness, mood swings, depression, self harm, suicidal thoughts, eating issues, anger, abuse, family and personal relationship issues, parental stress, bereavement and loss, coping with illness and much, much more.
My experience has included:
- offering counselling to adults, children and young people within a low cost counselling practice in North Somerset
- as a volunteer Youth Counsellor for Off the Record in Bristol
- as School Counsellor within schools in South Wales and North Somerset - I currently offer counselling to children and young people in two schools in North Somerset in a self employed/employed capacity.
Additionally, I have over 25 years experience of working with children, young people, parents/carers and families, gained through working within the Youth Service in Bristol and North Somerset, in Education Welfare in Bristol, through a voluntary Mentoring Programme for Looked After Children in North Somerset, as a Parent Support Worker for a National Parenting Charity (Parentline Plus), and also as Parent Support Advisor/Family Support Worker in a North Somerset Secondary School.
I am committed to supporting individuals towards emotional health and wellbeing and a greater freedom to enjoy their lives.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can provide counselling for parents or carers who feel in need of support with their children/teenagers or older children, or with family issues generally.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
All sessions are 50 minutes long.
Standard rate per session is £35
(some concessionary rates available for those on low income).
If you would like to find out more or to arrange an appointment, please contact Tel. No. 07581219309 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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