Karin Riseborough MBACP, Dip, BA hons, Cert
45 Central Street
I feel strongly that it is the therapeutic relationship that is at the heart of change, so my aim from the outset will be to work with you towards establishing a good therapeutic relationship so that we can work towards change together. I consider myself to be sensitive to the subtle changes I see in my clients, and I believe it is the reflecting back of and acknowledgment of these changes that that contributes towards positive changes outside therapy sessions.
The initial session is a time to discuss your aims and motivations. If there is some confusion about what you want to get out of your sessions with me, we can work through this confusion with a focus on clarity of experience.
My experience in a counselling setting has included working with clients with relationship issues particularly in relation to maintaining relationships and/or social phobia, clients suffering from bereavement issues and clients who are seeking know themselves better whether this involves issues of relating to others, searching for meaning or identity issues.
Past experiences as well your experiences in the here and now will be of equal importance in your sessions with me. Furthermore, I firmly believe in the importance of creating a space where the fulfilment of our highest potentials as human beings can begin to be realised. I have a firm belief that in the right conditions everyone has the potential to live a fulfilling life. Everyone matters. This sounds like a cliché, but I really believe this.
My training is based on an integrative model which integrates humanistic, analytic and transpersonal perspectives. I have also been trained in the Jungian approach, which means I may sometimes ask if you wish to work creatively in relation to your dreams and fantasies.
My experience has mainly involved working with clients with the following issues:
* attachment disorder
* anxiety/social anxiety
* ante/post - natal depression
* existential crisis
* relationship issues
* personal growth
* identity issues
* asperger syndrome
Within the field of psychiatry my experience has mainly centred on working with women suffering from post/ante natal depression on a mother and baby unit, clients with generalised anxiety disorder, clients with depression and clients with bipolar disorder. I also have extensive experience in working with clients with attachment disorder, those with low self-esteem and those with Asperger syndrome.
My work is supervised by a professional supervisor, and my work with you will take place in well maintained and beautifully decorated therapy rooms in central London.
Training, qualifications & experience
* Integrative counselling (Dip. Reg. BACP)
* Psycho-dynamic counselling skills (Cert.)
* Sociology and psycho-social studies (BA hons)
My work experience has been both in the field of psychiatry (for the most part in a well respected mother and baby unit) and in a counselling centre. I have worked in the mental health services for several years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
50 minute counselling session: £40 - £60 depending on income.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, evenings, weekends.
Types of client