Karen Mills Pullin
I am a qualified counsellor with 15 years experience, a gentle and compassionate woman who is easy to talk to and known for her clarity of thought. I adopt a flexible, integrative approach that allows my clients to address their present difficulties while identifying a sense of purpose and direction in life. Together we will rediscover the inner resources which offer potential for future growth and recovery from past trauma.
As a psychosynthesis counsellor my approach involves sensitively exploring issues through dialogue and where appropriate, working creatively with guided visualisations, drawing, chair work, imagery and dreams. I work in the way that best suits each individual and so my focus is less about techniques and more about the importance of the relationship.
My aim is to enable people to gain an expanded awareness of their issues. With awareness comes choice and, with choice, the possibility of doing things differently.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, the result of an intensive four-year training and 15 years of experience working with a wide range of clients.
As part of my commitment to my ongoing professional development I continue to study including ongoing training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and completing water play therapy. I subscribe to UKCP ethics and am a Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), and am bound by its code of ethics.
As well as a private practice occasionally I teach and lecture in psychotherapy at the Central School of Homeopathy at Regents College.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Panic attacks, OCD, sleeping problems and insomnia, illness and infertility, sexual abuse, dissordered eating or self harm, lack of meaning in your life, pre/post natal depression, loneliness and isolation, spirituality and relationship difficulties.
For a free initial consultation call 07590986861.
Session Fees: £75
3 sessions £195
10 Sessions £550
Each session lasts for 50 minutes. Counselling usually takes place on a regular day and time each week.
I am generally available Monday to Friday with occasional Saturday appointment openings.