Karen Peters Registered MBACP
Hello. I'm so glad you have decided to consider counselling. If you have never done so before you may feel a bit nervous - unsure of what to expect. I understand how important it is for you to work with a counsellor that you feel comfortable with and so am happy to offer you the opportunity for us to meet for the first time free of charge so that we can explore how it will feel to work together.
There are many reasons why you might have decided to try counselling. Perhaps you are depressed, ill or feeling emotionally low. You may be experiencing difficulties in your relationships - be that at home, work or socially. Perhaps you are facing a decision which feels frightening or like a step into the unknown. Maybe you feel that you are in a rut; you sense that something needs to change but you don't know what or how.
Whatever the problem, counselling can be a really helpful tool.
Sometimes it's a just such a relief to 'say it out loud'.
Person Centred Counselling works through building a relationship of trust, openness and honesty, between you and your counsellor. As your counsellor I will do my best to create a safe, confidential place for you to explore the situation you find yourself in and the way it is making you feel. I will always treat you with respect, acceptance and genuineness.
You will be free to think out loud and express yourself truthfully without upsetting or offending anyone or revealing things to friends or family which you may prefer not to divulge.
My name is Karen. I am a qualified Person-Centred counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
The BACP specify how I can work ethically with you and set out standards to guide my practice with you. You can have a look yourself by visiting: www.bacp.co.uk
Currently, I am able to offer very flexible appointment hours throughout weekdays and evenings. I will be happy to strive to accommodate your needs.
If you would like to know a little more about what to expect you are most welcome to visit my website: karenpeterscounselling.co.uk
Alternatively get in touch to ask any of the questions or concerns in your mind about how counselling might help you to find a resolution to your situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Counselling.
I am a person centred counsellor.
I am a registered member of the BACP
I have achieved the BACP Certificate of Proficiency
I work with individuals either face to face or by telephone.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with people ranging from 11 years to 98 years of age.
Our first meeting is free and will last up to one hour.
Thereafter I will charge you £40 for each appointment.
Charges for young people or those still in full time education begin at £25 per hour.
If you have to cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours notice you may be liable for the cost of the appointment.
Appointments are for one hour - unless we agree otherwise.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Therapy hours available Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 7:30pm. Later evening hours available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|