Karen Egglestone

Karen Egglestone

Wickham Bishops

I am unable to take further enquiries until 01-Apr-2017

01621 928933 / 07904 323497

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Wickham Bishops

01621 928933 / 07904 323497

About me

Counselling takes place when a counsellor meets a client in a private and confidential setting, to explore whatever difficulties the client is experiencing in their lives. Counselling is an opportunity to talk about a problem in a safe place and be listened to without judgement .

Unexpressed feelings can become very intense and i will encourage you to explore various aspects of your life and emotions that are concerning you. You will be able to talk in a free and open way, which is sometimes not possible with family and friends!

Counselling is an opportunity to discover more about yourself, explore different ways of thinking, resolve difficulties and enable you to move forward in your life

I work in a quiet easily accessible location in mid- Essex a few minutes from the A12 convenient for Colchester Chelmsford Maldon Witham Braintree and surrounding areas

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced counsellor and clinical supervisor with a background in supporting parents, individuals and families to improve their emotional health and build resilience and coping strategies to deal with life's pressures. I have12 years experience counselling adults, parents and adolescents in primary care, voluntary sector and private practice and 4 years experience in 1:1 and group clinical supervision of counsellors and trainee counsellors, family workers and pastoral teams in education.

I am:

  • a BACP registered Counsellor working towards personal accreditation
  • a registrant on the BACP accredited register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists
  • an Integrative Clinical Supervisor

My core training is:

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF 2004)
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral therapy)  practitioner certificate (OCTC 2008)
  • Diploma in Integrative Supervision (BACP endorsed 2015)

i undertake ongoing continuous professional development in line with BACP guidance for best practice. For example in  2014 i attended ESCB level 2 safeguarding, level 1 EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), and in 2015 i am completing a short course (4 days) on the clinical applications of  Attachment theory and  currently completing a diploma in clinical supervision.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

parenting support
interview preparation/stress
clinical supervision for counsellors and trainees counsellors


Counselling for individuals
Initial assessment for counselling £50
regular sessions £40 per hour
(Fees are negotiable and concessions available for student counsellors and  for those on low income)

Counselling for couples
Initial Assessment for couples £60
regular sessions £50 per hour
(Fees are negotiable and concessions available for those on low income)

Individuals £40 per hour
Groups (2-4) £50 per hour
Organisations £50 per hour
(Concessions available for student counsellors)

Further information

I undertake many different types of counselling and am particularity interested in working with relationship difficulties, communication in families, parenting, trauma, bereavement and loss.

Throughout life relationships are key in all interactions, personal, family, in education and in work, My commitment and passion is to assist you in understanding how you manage your feelings, relate to others and how past or current experiences of relationships are impacting negatively on your emotional health in the present. Furthermore to explore the symptoms you are experiencing such as depression, sadness, anxiety, low self confidence, poor motivation and look at where behaviour or patterns of behaviour have become a barrier to you achieving what you want in life in life and having the relationships you want to have.

I employ a variety of approaches and use techniques that work well with issues of low self esteem, low mood/depression, relating to others, grief, negative thought patterns, recovering from abuse, anxiety disorders, intimacy and other issues.

Maps & Directions

Witham, CM8

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Daytime appointments - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Evening appointments - Monday Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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