Karen Hurley, MBACP Registered Member (Being Heard Counselling)
68 Coronation Road
Hello, I am Karen and work from easily accessible and comfortable rooms in central Bristol. Sometimes it can feel difficult to talk to those closest to us when we feel worried, anxious or uncertain. Through counselling I can support you to explore your own thoughts and feelings safely and without judgement. I am a warm and compassionate counsellor and can help you explore :
- how you are feeling
- how to understand and address problems and confusion
- how to manage uncertainty and change better
I am an integrative counsellor, working from a person centred perspective. This means I use a number of different types of counselling theories in my work, depending on the issue(s) you wish to bring to counselling and most importantly what feels right for you.
I work with anyone aged 18 or over and provide counselling on a short or long term basis.
If you are considering whether you would like to try counselling and/or choosing a counsellor, I realise this can sometimes feel difficult. I hope the information in my profile will be helpful with those choices. However, please do contact me if you would like to talk to me about this, or would like some further information to help you make a decision.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I have regular supervision in accordance with the requirements of BACP and undertake ongoing Continuing Professional Development.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling - University of the West of England (UWE)
- Diploma in Professional Studies (Counselling) - University of the West of England (UWE)
- TA 101
- Working with Relational Trauma
Prior to setting up my own counselling practice, I provided counselling in a GP practice and a charity who support unpaid family carers, working with areas such as:
- low mood
- relationship difficulties
- family problems
- managing change and uncertainty
- work problems
- Illness and its impact on you and other people
- life changes
- being a carer and your caring role coming to an end
Before becoming a counsellor I worked in the NHS for 10 years as a Complaints and PALS Manager. I provided support to patients, their families and carers on a daily basis and am very experienced in supporting people in distress as a result of illness, disability or as a result of bereavement.
Unpaid family carers and former carers
Illness and life changes
Counselling can be helpful in these situations, to look at strategies for managing your own health and wellbeing better and can help you to feel less alone.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Initial session £25
- Subsequent sessions £40 per session
- Some concessions available - please ask for further details
- Fees are payable by cash at the end of each session, or by bank transfer 24 hours in advance
- All sessions are 50 minutes in length
Parking and public transport:
Free parking on site
Additional on road parking in the surrounding area, costing £1 per hour
Bike racks are available on site
Bristol Temple Meads Station is a 15 minute walk away
Buses: U1 stops directly outside the clinic / 500/501 stops on Coronation Road
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available - please contact me for details.
Types of client