Karen Cherrington MBACP (Accred) Counselling/Supervision/Online Services Avail.
Covid 19 Information
Please note that due to COVID 19 restrictions I am not currently offering a face to face service. I am however able to offer online and telephone services as usual.
Online Counselling Information
Sessions can be arranged with me by either e mail or telephone. Platforms utilised for sessions include Zoom, FaceTime, VSee, Whats App etc. This can be agreed when we speak. Payment arrangements can also be agreed as part of this conversation but would be in advance of the session and can be made by PayM, Pingit and Pay Friends and Family on Paypal.
It is suggested that a short free 10 minute session be undertaken as a trial to ensure that the technology is all functioning correctly, arrangements are agreed as above and to ensure you are comfortable with the online process.
General Practice Information
I offer counselling to people with a wide range of issues. I do offer both evening and daytime appointments. I work from a home office in the DY4 area. I also offer a supervision service. Please see my separate page and website for further information.
Counselling and supervision is provided in a warm and safe environment and your confidentiality is key.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and operate under their code of ethics. I qualified in 2008 and became BACP accredited in 2012. I therefore have many years of post qualifying experience.
I use integrative counselling techniques with my core model being person centred. Other models used include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Gestalt.
For more information please refer to my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Honours Degree in Psychology Gained in 2005
- NCFE Counselling Diploma Gained in 2008
- National Counselling Society approved Certificate in Supervision at advanced specialist course status.
- Online counselling course delivered by Dr Kate Anthony February 2017.
My experience includes:
- Qualification in 2008 and Accreditation in 2012
- Several years working within Samaritans helping people to cope with a wide range of issues
- I worked with young people (mainly teens) via the What? Centre.
- Working with victims of crime at Victim Support supporting people through issues such as domestic violence, rape, harassment etc.
- I have worked via a GP practise in the NHS as their onsite counsellor.
- I currently work in private practise and work with individuals as well as accepting referrals from schools, the NHS and employers.
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.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My standard fee for counselling is £40 per 50 minute session. I also offer discounted counselling services for a select number of individuals and student counsellors.
My standard fee for Supervision is £60 for 1.5 hours. Session times can be adjusted if required - please ask. Discounts may be available.
If you are interested in finding out more about counselling or my counselling service then please don't hesitate to contact me. I am happy to talk over the telephone but sometimes this does need to be an arranged conversation due to my working arrangements. It is easy to contact me via e-mail or text.