Karen Richardson BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred) DCHyp MCCSHA

Karen Richardson BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred) DCHyp MCCSHA

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About me

I offer counselling on these and other issues:


I conduct these and other therapies:


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

Member organisations

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Areas of counselling I deal with


        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

        Cessation Hypnotherapy:
        £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.

        Further information

        My London counselling rooms are at the following clinics:

        Alder Lodge
        73 Stevenage Road
        SW6 6NR

        Doctor Today Clinic
        Swiss Cottage
        182 Finchley Road
        NW3 6BP

        Maps & Directions

        London, SW6
        London, NW3

        Type of session

        Online counselling: Yes
        Telephone counselling: Yes
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair user access:


        Weekdays from 7:00 am and some weekends

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme