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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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

When I work

Weekdays and evenings

Southgate, London, N14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme