Karen Walsh Registered MBACP, PG Dip TA Psychotherapy
Due to this very difficult time of Lockdown, due to Covid-19, I would like to assure anyone that is thinking of getting in touch, that I am here to offer support, however you may be feeling. You may be totally confused as to how you feel due to these unprecedented times of uncertainty.
At this time, I am offering a discounted fee for ANY frontline workers. Please mention this during initial phone contact.
I am currently working with clients by telephone and by using Microsoft Teams video call service.
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).
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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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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 £40.00 for trainees.
Daytime and evening appointments available.
Concessions offered for
Due to Covid-19, in the interest of client safety, I am working via Microsoft Teams video calling or telephone.
I work from a cosy private consulting room in Keighley.