Kari Shah MBACP - Alliance Counselling and Therapy
Affordable, supportive, non-judgemental counselling to help you deal with difficulties in your life. I offer one hour sessions with flexible timings to couples and individuals. My fees are negotiable to take into account your ability to pay. I am qualified and have worked with couples and individuals since 1996.
During the Covid-19 virus situation I only offer online or telephone sessions.
Common issues are relationship problems, separation, divorce, anger management, depression, anxiety, stress, loss, low self confidence, confusion, amongst others.
In a counselling session you can explore various aspects of your life and feelings, talking about them freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family.
The process can be very rewarding as you may discover hidden strengths and truths about yourself and find a way to live a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
Please telephone or e-mail to ask any questions or to arrange an initial session where you can meet me and decide how you feel about embarking on short or longer term counselling with me.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and follow their code of ethics in my work.
I am a graduate of the Spectrum training programme. Spectrum is a centre for humanistic psychotherapy in north London. I have been in on-going training and professional development at Spectrum since 1993.
My background is in education as an adult education teacher and manager. I was born in Norway and have been living in Surrey since 1970. I am married and have two adult sons.
Training, qualifications & experience
Off The Record Youth Counselling: 5 years (1996-2000)
Relate Couple Counselling: 7 years (2001-2008)
Private Practice: Since 2001
CETS 1989: RSA Counselling Skills Certificate
SPECTRUM from 1993:
One Year Course in Psychotherapy
Sexuality Training Programme
PAIRS Intensive course in Intimate Relationship Skills
Postgraduate Course in Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Psychotherapy Continuation Programme
RELATE 2003: Certificate in Couple Counselling
ONGOING PROFESSIONSL DEVELOPMENT includes a number of groups, workshops and training courses on a variety of counselling and psychotherapy related topics.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are negotiable to take into account your ability to pay.
My full fee is £50 per session which people who can afford it pay. However, most of my clients pay on a sliding scale between £20 and £50. I usually accept the amount you say you can pay.
The fee is paid each session by cheque or cash.
Concessions offered for
Flexible availability - daytime, evenings and weekends.
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