Karen Crowe MBACP Accred PG Dip and MA in counselling (Space For You)
Space for you. Essex based counselling practice.
I am a qualified, accredited and experienced counsellor.
I offer counselling, both short and longer term, to individuals for a variety of problems. Sometimes people have specific issues they wish to explore, with someone who has the ability to listen in a confidential and non-judgemental way, independent from friends and family. At other times people may be worrying excessively, feeling confused, overwhelmed or low in spirit and benefit from sharing their thoughts and feelings in a confidential setting with an experienced counsellor. I have many years experience working in the NHS, with clients who have chronic illness, Chronic fatigue and multiple sclerosis. And also in the bereavement and alcohol agencies.
I am accredited with BACP and work within their professional and ethical frameworks.
I would welcome an opportunity to work with you and in the therapeutic relationship we create, gain awareness together of the possibilities to make meaningful changes to your life and together examine the choices available to you.
I take an integrative approach to counselling, my core training is humanistic but I integrate other perspectives and techniques in order to be able to meet the needs of individuals. I base my approach on the Person Centred principle that individuals have the potential for growth and self awareness.
My therapeutic philosophy is influenced by existential thinking and the ideas that we are challenged with making meaning from our individuality, our strengths, opportunities and limitations.
I aim to help clients access their own resources to deal with life’s challenges, some aspects cannot be changed - but by working together we can gain new understanding and insight into past experiences in order to make different choices for the future.
Contact me to talk more about counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
* Post graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling
* Master degree in Counselling
* Training with the Bereavement service
* Training with the Alcohol agency
* CBT training certificate
* I have completed a Relate conversion course, covering attachment therapy, systemic and reflective practice
* completed EMDR therapy UK and Ireland
I am a registered accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means that my practice meets the recognized standard for a competent, ethical and independent practice.
At present I am working in the NHS, i have been there for many years. working within two specialist teams.
I have worked with people who have experienced the following issues; Loss, bereavement, stress, self esteem, anxiety, depression, ill health, chronic long term conditions, Multiple Scoliosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, personal growth and identity issues.
I have worked for a range of local services: bereavement and young persons counselling service and the alcohol agency.
I work with the client’s best interests at the heart of my practice, if I believe that another service or agency would be more helpful at this time, this will be discussed in the assessment appointment.
I have a special interest in mindfulness based body/mind work.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Sessions are 50 minutes.
My fees are £45.00. I have a sliding scale of £35.00 for people on income support.
Please contact to find out more information, sometimes meeting for the first session, the assessment can be helpful, to see if counselling is something you could benefit from.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The location is in Billericay High Street.
Types of client