Karin Brauner (Spanish/English) MBACP, MBPS
07807 925589 / 07807 925589
Over 10 years clinical practice.
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 and Online, working with Spanish and English speaking clients with a wide range of life difficulties. 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.
Proactive in developing a therapeutic alliance with adults, young people and children in various counselling settings, both with private agencies and NHS placements, as well as gaining experience in open-ended and short-term counselling, and having experience of group and individual supervision. I have acquired over 1,000 hours of clinical practice between my counselling practice in Guatemala, both in private and public settings, and my practice in England.
I have also worked in other posts that have helped me develop good therapeutic alliances with young people as a Child Care Practitioner. This has added to the work experience gained in the voluntary and charity sectors, in Guatemala, as well as in the area of learning disabilities and autism in previous posts, where I have been involved in client assessments and person-centred training to staff and family members of the people under my care.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||spanish, some makaton|
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have a Certificate in Clinical Supervision from the University of Derby.View supervision profile