Karen Richardson BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred) DCHyp MCCSHA
I offer counselling on these and other issues:
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION, CONFIDENCE BOOSTING, ADDICTIONS, RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS, BEREAVEMENT, ADOLESCENCE PROBLEMS.
I conduct these and other therapies:
ANGER MANAGEMENT, CLINICAL HYPNOSIS, COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT) MINDFULNESS, EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (EFT)
Walk & Talk - Despite some apprehension at the idea, the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of a glorious spring day in Holland Park and Karen's relaxed and empathic manner melted away any concerns I had and I found myself open and relaxed. My mind and soul felt at liberty to talk. (Client AS)
One-to-one - Karen was my last resort, having attended sessions with several other Counsellors. Unlike others, Karen's approach was not to just listen to me, but to give me the practical skills/techniques I needed to self-heal and overcome my anxieties. Her CD's were invaluable tools to help me manage my situation. I now look at life from a new and positive perspective. (Client SP)
All of us want to feel happy - to feel good about ourselves, our careers and our relationships. When we feel happy the world around us looks great and obstacles viewed as challenges we can overcome and it's easier to be disciplined in our thoughts and feelings and say "no" to that extra piece of cake or cigarette. We feel more resilient to withstand the criticism of others whether at home or at work.
Sadly, unhappiness affects not only our perception of ourselves but also all those things and relationships which once brought us happiness. Now these represent pain and despair and we may feel anxious and unable to cope. Some may even sink into depression and use alcohol or food to mask our feelings.
Whichever the source of our unhappiness recognising that we need help and asking for it is never easy, let alone when we feel at a low ebb and emotionally vulnerable.
Sometimes we can resolve the problems ourselves, but there are times when we need the professional help of a counsellor - free from judgment - to help us overcome our problem.
Choosing the right counsellor is not easy, but experience and qualifications go along away to reassure that we are making the right choice. See my 'Training & Qualifications' below.
No one is in control of your happiness but you. You have the power to change anything that you want to change and I am able to help you do that.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor accredited by The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) with over 19 years' experience in both short and long-term counselling and in both one-to-one and couples counselling.
My philosophy is that each person is unique and deserves individual and specific attention.
I have a BA (Hons) and Diploma in Person-Centered Counselling
Practioners Certification in:
Clinical & Strategic Hypnosis (Advanced)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
Trained and worked at CRUSE Bereavement Care.
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
The British Institute of Hypnotherapy
The British Clinical and Strategic Hypnosis Association
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
My counselling & clinical hypnotherapy consultations are of 50 minutes duration and fees are:
Consultation & Counselling:
£75 - 7am to 8pm
Clinical Hypnotherapy (single session rates):
£75 - 7am to 8pm
£200 - 7am to 8pm inc. - 2 consultations within 4 weeks + audio CD inc. - Smoking, Weightloss, Insomnia, Anxiety, Phobias, Addictions/Habits & Self-esteem.
£60 - Skype/Telephone counselling and Walk & Talk
Cancellation requires 72 hours notification or the full fee is due and payable.
BUPA Provider No: 30009354 7am to 8pm inc.
WPA Provider No: 920/270/630
Other medical insurance on request.
My London counselling rooms are at the following clinics:
73 Stevenage Road
Doctor Today Clinic
182 Finchley Road
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays from 7:00 am and some weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|