Karen Pickin MBACP, Ad Dip Counselling

Karen Pickin MBACP, Ad Dip Counselling

Houghton
Huntingdon
Cambs
PE28

Cambridge Counselling Service
25-27 High Street
Chesterton
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB4 1NQ

01480 464905 / 07739 386760

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Houghton
Huntingdon
Cambs
PE28

Cambridge Counselling Service
25-27 High Street
Chesterton
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB4 1NQ

01480 464905 / 07739 386760

About me

I am an experienced counsellor, offering you support for your difficulties in the context of a warm, non-judgemental and confidential space.

I can help you explore the issues you are facing, giving you space to reflect on what is happening and to find a way forward.

I see both adults and young people, with a focus on either short term or long term work.

Short term work will help to focus on shorter term aspects of difficulty, whereas longer, more open ended work allows for a more in-depth exploration of issues.

Theoretical Framework

My theoretical focus is integrative, with a basis in psychodynamic theory. This means exploring the things that have happened to us to discover how we have been shaped by them. Mostly clients want to talk, but sometimes we may use the creative arts if the client feels comfortable In doing so.

Ethical Framework
As a member of BACP, I operate within their Ethical Framework. I am an independent counsellor and work in Cambridge and from home in Houghton. Part of my week includes counselling in secondary schools, and providing play and creative art therapy in primary schools.

Please feel free to get in contact. I would be happy to speak to you or email you about how counselling may be of help, with no obligation to book an appointment.

Free parking is available at both the Cambridge and Houghton addresses.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling (University of Cambridge: BACP accredited)
  • Certificate in Counselling (University of Cambridge)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play (Christ Church University, Canterbury)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy (Leeds Beckett University, Leeds)


Experience
Counsellor at health-based service working with adults.
Counselling with a Cambridge charity for young people.
Private practice with adults and young people.
Counselling in local secondary schools.
Play therapy/creative therapy with children and young people, in schools and in private practice.

Training

Eating Disorders
Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery
Existential Counselling: a philosophical way of working
Neuroscience theory for mental health
Using metaphor in creative therapy

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£40 per 50 minute session (individuals)*
£50 per 50 minute session (couples)*
£40 per 45 minute session: play therapy


*Lower cost options are negotiable


Further information

I use Psychodymanic Theory as a basis for exploring issues with clients but make use of integrative and creative methods, depending on individual need.

I am available for evening work.

Maps & Directions

Huntingdon, PE28
Cambridge, CB4 1NQ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Daytime and Evenings

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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