Karen Dibbens BSc (Hons) Dip Couns. MBACP
I offer a warm, safe and confidential space for you to be listened to.
I work at your pace helping you to explore what you really want both from the counselling therapy and then concentrating more specifically on areas in your life/relationships you'd like to change or improve.
If you have problems that keep going around and around in your head. If you are unhappy and can't identify why. If you are really struggling to cope with life :-
Counselling can offer an amazingly good emotional release, offering you the comfort of feeling truly listened to. I will endeavour to offer empathy and be completely non-judgemental of whatever information you bring to the session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Experience of working with family problems. Relationship breakdown, divorce, anger management, bereavement, conflicts with parents, children, friends. Domestic violence and rape. I have worked with those with low self esteem, depression and anxiety.
I have also worked with those with Drug and Alcohol addictions. As well as the partners of those with addictions.
Applied Psychology and Computing Bsc (Hons)
PTTLS Teaching Qualification
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- 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
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Domestic Violence, childhood abuse. Addictions including drugs, alcohol and gambling. Sexual abuse in childhood and rape.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
£40 per 50 minute therapy session.
£60. per 50 minute therapy session for couples
Free half hour initial assessment. If you require an
hour initial assessment, there is a £30 charge.
I offer a free initial consultation and assessment. This gives you the chance to see whether you feel either I or counselling itself will be suitable for you.
I am a member of the BACP British Association of Counselling Psychotherapists.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day and evening appointments available - no weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|