About me

Never done this before? Does it feel strange? Or have you been here before and are looking for a new counsellor or psychotherapist to help you understand what you are going through.

Perhaps right at this moment you are in absolute crisis and it may not matter who you speak to, just a kind and listening ear will do. I am here to help you. I offer a friendly and warm space to talk, in my practice room in Crystal Palace, SE19, or online.

I trained as a Person-Centred counsellor and psychotherapist and have over 7 years’ experience working within the NHS offering time limited sessions and also in private practice doing more longer-term work. You can look at therapy in a number of ways. It will be different for different people. No one size fits all. No one approach fits all. No one therapist fits all! You might have a few sessions in mind or perhaps would like a longer period of open- ended work to talk through what’s been troubling you.

My job is to stay alongside you as you explore your internal world, a trained companion if you like, who will take your lead and encourage you to notice and be curious. You might explore things that are hard to explain, painful or sad. We can look at what you might need, and the things that get in the way of what you want. The opportunities for growth are endless.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Metanoia Institute and completed the BA (Hons) in Person Centred counselling. I am fully insured, am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and working towards full accreditation.

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

Issues around cultural identity and mixed heritages.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

My fee is £60 per session.


I currently have some daytime appointments available, please get in touch for further details.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Karen Esser

Karen Esser