Karen Walsh Registered MBACP, PG Dip TA Psychotherapy
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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, where you will not be judged or told what to do. I am interested in how behaviour we learned in childhood may often seem not to work so well for us as adults. For example, how we may often seem to repeat 'the same old patterns' in life such as poor relationships. 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 has been in Transactional Analysis, which allows me to use an array of techniques and theories incorporating CBT and Gestalt, as well as Psychodynamic and Person Centered 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.
I offer one-to-one individual counselling.
I also offer Supervision for peers and trainees.
My mobile number is always available and I will endeavour to contact you at the first availble opportunity (usually within five hours). I appreciate that making intial 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 trained to Post Graduate Diploma Level in Transactional Anlysis Psychotherapy (TA). The Ethos of TA is 'People Are OK'. I undertake regular CPD courses (Continuing Personal Developement) 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 thier Code of Ethics. I am also fully insured to practice.
As well as Private Practice, I also work for Cruse Bereavement Care as a Supervisor and Trainer.
I have obtained Certificates in the following;-
Working with Grief and Trauma,
Brief Work-Solution Focused Therapy,
In Depth Therapy The Child Within
Children/Young People Bereavement Care(Cruse).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
I charge £45.00 per hourly session for Individuals. In the first (assessment) session, I allow upto 90 minutes but charge only for an hour.
Fees for Supervision are £45.00 and £35.00 for trainees.
Daytime and evening appointments available.
I work from a cosy private consulting room in Keighley.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Monday to Friday including evenings. I also offer some appointments on Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training