Karen Rowe MBACP (Registered Member), MBPsS
17 Eastgate Street
There are times in everyone’s life when they need to talk and need someone to really hear what they are saying. I am here to hear you and to help you find your inner strength to overcome difficulties in your life or breakaway from old patterns of beliefs and behaviours. Sometimes it is difficult to find a quiet place to look at what troubles you most. I want to give you that peace and help you to focus on what is important to you and work through the confusion that can plague us all.
I offer a non-judgemental, safe environment for people in difficulties to explore the problems they have and help them to make the changes to their life that they are seeking using a variety of approaches grounded in person-centred practice including cognitive behavioural approaches.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience working with individual adults and children and young people with a range of issues including childhood sexual abuse (adult survivors, young people and family members), anger problems, attachment and loss, parenting difficulties, family issues, illness, domestic abuse, disability, low self esteem and confidence, anxiety and work stress.
Complementing my counselling experience, I have worked in the local community for many years supporting vulnerable families and have extensive experience of the pressures of parenting, particularly the issues around self esteem and confidence of parents.
My work in the voluntary sector has given me a good understanding of the demands and stress experienced by both employees and volunteers and the skills to be able to support people in this sector.
I have a Masters in Counselling Psychology at Keele University. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.
Work is supervised in accordance with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy recommendations.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Sessions are available on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis dependent on your needs. The cost per session is £40. I believe that counselling should be affordable for all and therefore offer concessions when appropriate.
Your first session is free of charge and lets you (and me) decide whether I am the right person for you to work with.
As the founding member of here2hear (a not-for-profit counselling service), I strive to increase choice for all members of society irrespective of their income and help them to improve their emotional wellbeing and their lives.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Wednesday office hours. Some evening availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|