About me

I work from home in a peaceful and tranquil environment. I have been working as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist for over 15 years.  I work with many different clients, individuals, couples and self-help groups. I offer brief or longer term counselling,

I have extensive training and have many practice hours with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship problems, addictions and histories of abuse, both physical and emotional.. I have also had much success working with eating disorders, specifically anorexia.

I believe that a safe environment, and confidentiality, are the beginning of the healing process whatever the problem is and that the process of being heard and attended to are paramount to successful therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a Person Centred counsellor at Guildford College and gained a Diploma there. After that I attended Surrey University as a Post Graduate on the Msc course.

I left Surrey University with a Post Grad Cert in Psychotherapy as a Means to Health and shortly after became an Accredited member of the Bacp.

I have continued to study and expand my practice and my therapy is based on Existential philosophy and Person Centre practice.

I also run different groups, have attended courses and workshops to increase my learning in these areas, as well as couple counselling and supervision courses.

Currently I am working with nine supervisees, two trainee counsellors. as well as individual clients and couples.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

ME - a term often misused for people suffering from high level stress


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£55 for individuals and £75 for couples. For trainees I charge £40 per hour and for supervisees £40 per hour.


Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm with some early morning and early evening appointments available.

51A St. Marys Road
KT13 9PX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified supervisor and currently have nine supervisees I supervise integrative, psychodynamic, person centred, and all humanistic approaches.

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Karen Buchanan

Karen Buchanan