About me

Karen works with individuals, couples and families.  She is a psychotherapist (UKCP reg) and counsellor (MBACP).  She is a licensed hypnotherapist.

Karen has been a qualified and practising therapist for 27 years.
She is extensively trained and experienced to work with people on emotional, loss and relationship, plus anxiety and stress-related issues of all kinds.

Training, qualifications & experience

Karen has studied and trained in the following major approaches and fields of expertise: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Hypnotherapy (2 years.. 1992-4), Adlerian counselling (2 years .. 1995-97) Existential Psychotherapy (a 3-year Masters degree 1999-2001), Adoption Counselling ( 2 years..2004-2006) and Systemic Therapy (2 years ... 2005-2007). 
Karen is an infertility counsellor and is accredited by the British Infertility Counselling Association.
Karen has trained up to Advanced level in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  She sometimes uses this to help people recover from both major trauma and multiple minor traumas.
Karen is now able to include Emotionally Focussed Therapy in her work with couples.
Karen applies her knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the person/people with her.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

sense of identity

eating distress

women' issues

cultural issues

fear about the future

struggling due to dyslexia

coping with Asperges Syndrome or high functioning Autism


Additional information

£60.00 per session for individuals (from June 2018)
£70.00 per session for couples

£75.00 per session for families


Weekdays and evenings


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Karen Taylor

Karen Taylor