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About me

I aim to provide a supportive, non-judgmental, confidential and safe environment for counselling. .

My work is based on the belief that people have the ability to change and that each person has the potential for growth within himself or herself. I see myself as a facilitator of that change. I will work with you to remove any blocks that are unproductive and help you make changes that will enable you to enhance your life and discover your potential.

Life throws many difficulties our way, we all have problems that can sometimes feel overwhelming; it may be a problem that has been around for sometime, or a new problem such as relationship issues, separation and divorce, affairs and betrayals, death of a loved one, work concerns, a change of circumstances, family issues, anxiety, depression etc. We can find ourselves feeling isolated and alone, anxious or depressed without knowing why. Perhaps you find that you are still struggling to come to terms with something from your childhood.

I am trained in Counselling using Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Neuro Lingustic Programming. 

I offer short and long term Counselling and Psychotherapy where you will be able to explore your feelings, behaviour and thoughts, where new perspectives, new possibilities and strengths can be discovered, where new decisions can be made if necessary which will enable to you live a more creative, resourceful and satisfying life.

I offer a free half hour assessment session and then charge £45.00 per hour per individual session

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Counselling Diploma, Middlesex University
TA 101 Berne Institute, Kegworth 2005
Foundation Course/cert, Berne Institute, Kegworth 2005
Certificate in Counselling Skills, Berne Institute, Kegworth 2008
Certificate Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Berne Institute, Kegworth, 2009
Childline Counselling Training, Childline, Nottingham, 2010
Introduction Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming

Member of ITA

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within their ethical guidelines and adhere to their complaints procedure.

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

General Unhappiness


Additional information

I offer a free half hour mutual assessment session where we can discuss your issues and needs and work out whether therapy would be suitable for you and whether I would be the sort of person you would want to work with.

Thereafter sessions are; Individual sessions £45.00, Couples £50.00

Further information

Contact me on 07970 501942

Lady Bay
West Bridgford

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Karen O'Connell

Karen O'Connell