Karin Brauner (Spanish/English) MBACP, MBPS
07807 925589 / 07807 925589
Welcome and thanks for taking the time to read through my profile!
Are you finding yourself struggling with things and situations that used to be easy for you? or have you reached a point where things just need to change, and starting with yourself sounds like a good idea?
I offer an empathetic , non-judgmental, caring environment in which to explore life's problems and find a way to move forward in life.
Together in the counselling room we can find a way to gain insights about your current distress and deal with it in a patient and timely fashion, taking our time to understand what has brought you here now.
I have a private practice in Brighton and Hove, working with Spanish and English speaking clients with a wide range of life difficulties. I also work online via Skype if that is something you want to consider as well. Some clients find it easier talking to me from home, and I find it is just as effective as face to face.
My approach is psychodynamic at its base, but I adapt my therapeutic approach with each individual client, drawing from previous knowledge in cognitive, gestalt, person centred, and existential theories, as well as drawing from my experience of working with different cultures and different groups, including aspergers, autism, adults and older mental health clients. I believe building good rapport and a good relationship with my clients will help both of us work together to gain insights and freedom from feelings that might be stuck in the past or left unprocessed or repressed.
I am actively attending continuous professional development and training days/courses to increase my skills in the counselling room, with the aim of having more tools in my toolkit to support my clients with what they bring to the room.
It is such an honour to be allowed into people’s worlds and be there for the realisations – sometimes good, sometimes not so good – about themselves, their upbringing, their experiences, and see lasting change happen – gradually – so they can continue a happier, healthier life, with a more robust approach to challenges and whatever else life might bring.
I am also passionate about teaching, which you can find on my tutoring and languages page. I have experience in supporting students with their Psychology and Counselling/Psychotherapy studies, as well as in teaching Spanish and English in a variety of settings — classroom and one-to-one.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certified in Telephone Counselling, Talk to a Counsellor
PGCert in Clinical Supervision
PGDip in Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling. Brighton University. Brighton, England. 2011
B.A in General Counselling, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City, Guatemala. 2008
over 10 years clinical practice, in both open-ended and time-limited counselling.
Have worked with adults, children, learning disabilities, autism.
Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society
Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer academic support for GSCE, A/AS levels, undergraduate and postgraduate psychology and counselling students.
Counselling in Spanish:
Psicoterapia en Espanol:
Vivir en un pais con una cultura distinta a la nuestra, y hablar un idioma distinto puede ser dificil.
Contactar con servicios de psicoterapia es complicado en el mejor de los casos, aun mas si es en un idioma que no es el tuyo: traducir el lenguaje emocional y darte a entender por completo en otro idioma puede haberte llevado a no recibir la ayuda que necesitas.
Por este medio quisiera ofrecerte la oportunidadd de contactarme para poder tener una conversacion en nuestro idioma nativo a manera que entre los dos podamos encontrar la mejor forma de comprender tu situacion actual para que puedas disfrutar mas de tu vida.
- Counselling can help you look after yourself and your mental health
- Healing takes place in the creative space of the therapeutic relationship
I have started writing a blog with therapy and lifestyle related topics, you can find the latest editions and previous publications here:
you can also follow the blog in that link, as well as following me on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||spanish, some makaton|
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have a Certificate in Clinical Supervision from the University of Derby.View supervision profile