Karen Walsh Registered MBACP, PG Dip TA Psychotherapy
Often in life, we may find ourselves in situations that are difficult to manage. My aim is to support you in exploring your thoughts and feelings by providing a warm, safe, empathic and confidential space. A place where you will not be judged or told what to do. I am interested in how behaviour we learned in childhood, may often not work so well for us in adulthood. For example, we may often repeat 'the same old patterns' in life such as poor relationships, over and over again. I believe it is possible to explore and trace back to the time when those decisions were made and to implement new decisions and behaviour.
My primary training is in Transactional Analysis, which allows me to use an array of techniques and theories incorporating CBT and Gestalt, as well as Psychodynamic and Person Centred approaches. I believe this enables a more flexible way of working, ensuring the individuality of the client's needs are met.
For more detailed information about me, please access my website. https://www.karenwalshcounselling.co.uk
At this time, I am working via social media platforms such Microsoft Teams, Zoom etc, and by telephone.
I also offer a Walk and Talk service in our lovely countryside.
I offer one-to-one individual counselling.
I also offer Supervision for peers and trainees.
In the first instance, please contact me, either by email or by phone. If you get my voicemail, leave me a message (please don't be shy) and I will endeavour to contact you at the first available opportunity (usually within five hours). I appreciate that making initial contact can be difficult. After an informal telephone conversation, I would suggest we arrange to meet for an initial session, for us both to assess if we are able and willing to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist trained to Post Graduate Diploma Level in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (TA). The Ethos of TA is 'People Are OK'. I undertake regular CPD courses (Continuing Personal Development) as I believe it is important to continue personal and professional development in order to have an integrative approach. I am a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), adhering to their Code of Ethics. I am also fully insured to practice.
As well as Private Practice, I have also worked for Cruse Bereavement Care as a Supervisor and Trainer and Chair Person of Supervisor's Business meetings.
I hold Certificates in the following; -
- Couples Counselling,
- Working with Grief and Trauma
- Brief Work-Solution Focused Therapy
- Bereavement (Awarded by Cruse Bereavement Care)
- Supervision (Awarded by Cruse)
- In Depth Therapy - The Child Within
- Children and Young People Bereavement Care (Awarded by Cruse)
- Pre-bereavement (Awarded by Cruse)
- Telephone Counselling
I have a Diploma in Supervision (Awarded by Leeds Centre for Psychological Development (LCPD).
I have recently completed a Level 5 Diploma in Online Counselling and Psychotherapy supported by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
I am due to embark on a CPCAB Online Supervision course to ensure that I am fully upto date with current policy and leglisation to work ethically online.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I charge £50.00 per hourly session for Individuals.
I allow up to 90 minutes during the assessment session, though I charge only for an hour.
Fees for Supervision are £50.00 and £45.00 for trainees.
Daytime and evening appointments available.
I work Monday to Friday, including evenings.