Karen Roper MBACP

Karen Roper MBACP

Gillingham
Dorset
SP8

07922 717 473

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Gillingham
Dorset
SP8

07922 717 473

About me

What is counselling?

Counselling offers an opportunity to talk through personal problems or worries within safe and confidential service with a trained professional.

I believe that undertaking counselling takes courage as it relies on committing to an honest and trustworthy therapeutic relationship to facilitate a personal journey. Therefore, I offer a gentle, warm and accepting approach which supports building mutual trust, respect and equality, essential for the relationship to begin. Within the process, any challenges or emotional discomfort you experience will be explored in a safe and compassionate environment in which to you can discover, reflect and make any choices or life changes.

How do I work?

I am a BACP registered counsellor and offer an integrative approach with my roots firmly embedded in the humanistic philosophy, with person centred theory central to my practice and can include creative elements to our work should you enjoy this.

I offer a free initial session when regular hourly sessions will be discussed. My availability is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

I can offer long or more focused short term therapy and my eclectic professional background maintains my experience of working with people of all ages and abilities. My counselling experience has included areas from anxiety, stress and depression, to loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, anger, abuse or health related issues.

What happens next?

We can initially arrange some time when we can talk through what you would like from counselling and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. We can see how we feel about working together and then agree on a mutually acceptable time and day.

I look forward to hearing from you and should you feel you would like to find out more just send me an email, text or ring before booking an initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the BACP.

After completing a 3 year commitment as a member of the student counselling team in a local college, I am currently employed 2 days per week by a local charity as a member of the wellbeing team and practice from home on the remaining days.

I have many years of experience within both education and social care sectors working with adults and young people. I have recently completed the CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and qualified with the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, with counselling skills at levels 2 and 3. I also hold a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and Foundation Degree in Education Studies and maintain my CPD by completing a variety of courses which have included Introduction to Therapeutic Creativity and Mental Health Awareness.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

My fees are £40 for an hour session although concessions are available for people who are on a low income.


I offer an initial consultation that is free of charge.

Maps & Directions

Gillingham, SP8

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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