Karen Undrill MBACP

Brentwood
Essex
CM15

07960 321555

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Brentwood
Essex
CM15

07960 321555

About me

Everyone at some point in their life could do with some extra support.  Life events may have become overwhelming - relationships may be breaking down, there may be problems at work, you or someone close to you may be ill or there may be issues from the past that remains unresolved.  Counselling allows you time and space to look at areas of concern.  It gives you the chance to consider your thoughts, feelings and situations in a confidential, supportive, non judgemental environment with someone who is trained to listen and to help you make sense of what is happening. 

Counselling is not an advice service but provides a space where you can express your thoughts and feelings freely.  Counselling can help you to develop an understanding of yourself and your life which may enable you to make important choices and decisions.

I offer individual counselling and couple counselling (relationship counselling).

I also offer supervision to trainee counsellors.

How it works

We would meet on a regular basis, usually weekly, to look at your concerns.  Counselling can last for as little as one session - there are no set time limits. However, most people find that six sessions or more are helpful. 

For counselling to work there must be a trusting relationship between the counsellor and the client and therefore it is important for you to feel comfortable working with me.  We would therefore meet for an initial session to explore if counselling is right for you.  If you decide to carry on we will look at a suitable day and time for us to meet plus set an initial amount of sessions.

Couple counselling focuses on the relationship and what is going on for both of you.  As with individual counselling we would meet for an initial session and then if appropriate for further sessions. Some couples find that they prefer the session to be longer than the usual sixty minutes and prefer 90 minutes.

I have a flexible counselling approach having been trained as an integrative counsellor.  I select the approach I think is best for you as a person and the concern you are bringing.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their code of ethics. I have worked as a counsellor for over fifteen years both as a volunteer and in paid positions.  My counselling experience includes:

  • working with couples with relationship issues
  • individuals with work related issues
  • adults experiencing: stress/anxiety/depression
  • individuals living with cancer
  • older adults
  • adults with chronic illnesses
  • students - particularly those who are studying counselling
  • children

I have worked with charities, the NHS, schools and in private practice. Currently I am helping to set up and run a low cost counselling service for older adults in the Essex area (voluntary).

My training and qualifications are:

  • BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management
  • Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Transpersonal Couples Counselling/Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Transpersonal Couples Counselling/Psychotherapy


I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Some of the workshops and training courses I have attended are:

Mindfulness; Workshop on Imago Relationship Therapy Training; Bereavement; Eating disorders; Working with Issues around Suicide; Alzheimers and dementia; Blind and deaf awareness; ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Relationship Issues

Fees

Individual counselling - we would meet for an initial session.  This gives you the chance to meet me and to find out if counselling is right for you.  If you would like to take the counselling forward then we would arrange to meet on a regular basis, usually weekly, for a 50 minute session.

Couple counselling - the focus is on the relationship and what is going on for both of you.  Similarly to individuals we would arrange to meet for an initial session and then if appropriate for further sessions lasting 60 minutes on a regular basis, usually weekly. Some couples have found they prefer a session to last for 90 minutes.

Individual counselling - £38 per session - 50 minutes per session

Couple counselling - £48 per session - 60 minutes per session
                               

I can offer sessions during the day and for those people who work I also have evening and weekend sessions available.

I am willing to consider making home visits for couple counselling, locally, should parents of young children be unable to arrange baby sitters.

Fees for students are negotiable

If you would like to find out more about counselling or would like to book an appointment please give me a ring or e mail me.

Maps & Directions

Brentwood, CM15

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I can offer sessions during the day and for those people who work I also have evening and weekend sessions available.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
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