Carmen Von Haenisch

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BA (Hons) Counselling , MBACP (Snr.Accred) Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Woking, Surrey, GU22
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Come along to an initial session and judge for yourself whether counselling/psychotherapy is for you. You might be surprised how it could enhance your life and help you to cope better with difficult situations. I believe in the following statement by James Hollis (1998): "I am not only what happened to me; I am also what I choose to become." In therapy we would explore what happened to you in the past and how that might influence your thoughts, feelings and behaviour in current situations. Thus you would become aware of your patterns and find choices how you might want to change in order to achieve different outcomes.

Counselling and psychotherapy has always attracted me as a profession because I enjoy working with people from all different walks of life. Whatever your issue might be I offer empathy and a non-judgmental way of working with you, hoping that you will leave the last session with the genuine feeling that you have achieved what you came for: to feel better and more able to cope with life in general or with a specific issue.

My counselling training took place over the last 15 years and is still ongoing as I believe it is important to keep knowledge updated. I trained in humanistic counselling (Person-centred, ExistentiaI, Gestalt) and in CBT, Transactional Analysis and recently qualified as a NLP practitioner. I offer therapy for indiviudals (16 years +) and couples in English or German. For many years I have worked at GP surgeries and for the NHS.

I work from home and my hours are flexible from Monday to Friday. In addition I offer telephone counselling and online counselling (either live via skype or per email).

I am BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) senior accredited and registered with UKRCP (United Kingdaom Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

My counselling experience started as a befriender for the National Schizophrenia Foundation. Then I trained with and joined Cruse Bereavement Care, working for them as counsellor, supervisor, referral secretary and prison coordinator. From 1999 until 2001 I volunteered for RASASC (rape and sexual abuse support centre).

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor for Individuals
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Certificate in NLP and HNLP Practitioner

PG Diploma in Executive Coaching with NAOS Institute, London

PG Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision (Cascade, ABC accredited)
PG Diploma in Couple Counselling

Certificate in Conflict Coaching

Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders, Obesity and Nutrition (BPS approved)
Training in weight reduction and maintainance with NCFED
Training in Trauma and Phobia Cure at the Mindfields College
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) also known as Tapping Technique Level 2
Foundation Training as Infertility Counsellor with BICA 2010
Online Counselling Training (Certificate)
BA (Hons) in Counselling 2009
FdA (equivalent to Diploma) in Counselling 2008
CBT Advanced Certificate 2006

Certificate in counselling 2001
Accreditation as Cruse Bereavement Counsellor in 2000

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life style changes
Relocation related problems
Cultural problems
Being the child of a narcissistic parent


£75.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£ 75 for individuals Monday to Friday (50 minutes)
£ 85 for couples Monday to Friday (60 minutes)

£ 75 for one to one supervision (60 minutes)
£55 for students

NEW: online interactive workshops (first one coming in October and November) see events
online fees:
same as above for skype sessions

reductions negotiable for unemployed individuals

When I work

During the week between 8.00 am and 7 pm 

Further information

My article "How did compulsory personal therapy during counselling training influence personal and professional development? " can be found online at

Also look out for the articles TRIANGULATION OR I FEEL LIKE THE SPARE WHEEL  as well as MIRROW, MIRROW ON THE the article section of the counselling directory.

NEW: article on dealing with stress ( anything that throws us off balance) HOW TO COPE WITH UNCERTAIN TIMES which is related to the content of my workshop advertised under events (24th October and 13th November).

Woking, Surrey, GU22

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Carmen Von Haenisch
Carmen Von Haenisch