Karen Minikin MSc CTA (P) TSTA UKCP Reg
I am a psychotherapist accredited with UKCP and a visiting trainer of counselling and psychotherapy at a number of training institutes. I provide individual and group supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists.
When clients first come, I focus primarily on understanding what is causing difficulty and seeing if I might be somebody who the client can communicate with and relate to. This is important in building trust between us. In terms of my experience, I work with many conditions, including depression, anxiety, loss, relationship difficulties, trauma and identity such as cultural, racial and sexual identities. In my approach, I draw on transactional analysis and psychoanalytical ideas using them relationally.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) in Counselling
MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
Diploma in Psychodynamic Supervision
Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)
Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Wednesdays and Thursdays
I have also worked as an organisational development consultant for fifteen years, prior to that I was a customer and management trainer for an airline and a secondary school teacher. Drawing on this experience means, I have an understanding of the challenges and potential conflicts facing people in organisations that can lead to work related stress and reactive depression.