Karen Young MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Karen Young MBACP (Senior Accredited)


01494 676005

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01494 676005

About me

I am a counsellor, and a supervisor for other counsellors, and work in private practice from premises at my home in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. I offer both open-ended counselling, and short-term work with an agreed number of sessions. I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Some of the most common issues I'm used to working with are:

Anxiety, stress and depression
Lack of confidence and self-esteem
Relationship issues, past and present
Bereavement, loss and grief
Guilt and shame
Traumatic event(s) and traumatic relationships
Adjusting to change

Sometimes it can be hard to find the right person to talk things through with. I work knowing that we all have within us the potential for resolution and change. This becomes possible when we feel safe enough, when we can make sense of our difficulties, and when we have a strong enough relationship with the person supporting us through. I experience time and again that, if these are present, our emotional wellbeing can greatly improve.

My initial training was as a person-centred counsellor; I now work integratively and draw on a number of approaches and tailor these to the needs of each individual client.

If you are struggling at the moment, either with an aspect of your past or with a current issue, and are interested in arranging an initial appointment with me, I can be contacted by phone or email and respond daily to messages. Your first session is offered on the understanding that, if for any reason you decide not to proceed, there is no charge for an initial appointment. You are also very welcome to contact me if you have any queries or questions before making an appointment.

Tel: 01494 676005
Email: karen@karenyoungcounselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working as a counsellor since qualifying in 2006. I set up a private practice in 2009; I have also counselled with Buckinghamshire Mind's adult counselling service. I was employed by PCCP Ltd and counselled in two surgeries in Buckinghamshire, and was employed for ten years as counsellor at the South Bucks Hospice in High Wycombe. I have worked as a Supervisor of counsellors working in the bereavement service of the Peace Hospice in Watford, and have worked as a volunteer and have supervised a group of volunteers at Cruse Bereavement Care. I currently work in private practice as a counsellor and a supervisor to other counsellors, both qualified and in training.

Qualifications and Training

Diploma in Counselling
Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Training in Somatic Trauma Therapy
Understanding & Working with Dissociation
Working Therapeutically with Complex Traumatic Dissociation
Accredited Bereavement Volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care
Advanced Supervision and Group Supervision training, CSTD London
Certificate in Person-Centred Supervision, Metanoia Institute, London

Continuing Professional Development

I am currently training in Sensorimotor Trauma Treatment (Level 1), a psychotherapy that works with mind and body to treat past or recent trauma.

I am bound by the BACP's Ethical Framework.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



I charge £50 and the session lasts for an hour. An initial appointment is offered on the understanding that, if for any reason you choose not to proceed with further sessions, there will be no charge for that first appointment.

Further information

My counselling premises are based at my home in Beaconsfield in a quiet location at the bottom of a cul de sac. Parking is easily available in the drive in front of the house.

Maps & Directions

Beaconsfield, HP9

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Sessions are available between 10 am and 7 pm Monday to Friday.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Finding the right person can take time; you'd be welcome to meet with me, at no charge and with no obligation.

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