BA (Hons). MBACP. Experienced Adult & Child Psychotherapist
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Hi I'm Karen
I believe that providing I am not wasting your valuable time and money during sessions, it could be helpful for you to know a little about me before making an appointment.
I have spent over 25 years in working in educational settings such as counselling in two local high schools, colleges campus's and various universities all over the UK as well as working within the NHS. I have also worked with local authorities, victim support and the fire service.
I am very passionate about working with people of all ages, cultures and diversity particularly young people between the ages of 11-25. I understand that trust needs to work both ways so building that relationship is vital. I offer a quiet, non judgemental environment where we can explore your concerns in confidence. I utilise CBT ( cognitive behavioural therapy) which can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave as well as incorporating DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy) which helps you find ways to accept yourself, feel safe and manage your emotions to help regulate potentially destructive or harmful behaviours.
I have utilised therapy myself many times in previous years for things such as post-natal depression, anxiety in its many forms, empty nest syndrome and more recently for bereavement. I found the experiences positive and immensely invaluable for my overall wellbeing.
Life can be unpredictable and some experiences can cause reactions we don’t fully understand. Counselling can help gain relief and clarity, helping you to find a healthier way forward. Hearing your thoughts and feelings out loud, in the presence of a trained professional can bring about shifts in awareness and perception. Facing your concerns or fears can feel empowering, helping you to feel more in control. My aim is to provide a warm, welcoming safe environment where together we can explore any worries, problems or issues that are causing you any distress, sadness or anxiety.
With counselling you will gain an understanding of why you are feeling the way you are, working together on an equal level we can find a healthier way forward. I understand that revealing your thoughts and feelings to a stranger is not always easy. As a trained counsellor I am able to provide to you a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic environment where trust can be built, allowing exploration to flow naturally when the time is right for you. I will support you and encourage you throughout.
I work on a one to one basis, with couples working on relationship issues and families. I can also offer mindfulness group sessions for workplace settings or private groups.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Person-centred Counselling, MBACP
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- NLP Practitioner
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Mindfulness Practitioner
- EFT Practitioner
- Timeline Practitioner
- Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists FHT
- Enhanced D.B.S. check certified
- Fully Insured
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Eco therapy- Walks in Nature: I can also offer socially distanced face to face sessions either walking in nature or seated in a quiet area also in nature. It has been extensively proven that nature is beneficial to therapy and our overall wellbeing. The NHS are now advocating eco therapy as a service. I live beside the seaside and the Norfolk broads plus there are many other beautiful places in nature near my location that will enhance your therapy experience so call me today to book your appointment.
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
1:1 sessions £45
Couples or Family sessions £60
Telephone & Zoom sessions available £45
Eco Therapy - Walks in Nature £45
When I work
Monday to Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday appointments available until 4pm
I am also a fully qualified hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner so if you would prefer to give this a try or even incorporate it into your sessions we can discuss.