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

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



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About me

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 their 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.

As well as being available for consultations at the clinics detailed below, I also offer:

Walk & Talk Counselling
Telephone Counselling

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor accredited by The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) with over 14 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 that I work with them specifically and individually. My areas of expertise include; relationships, anxiety & depression, anger, addictions and bereavement.

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.

The British Institute of Hypnotherapy
The British Clinical and Strategic Hypnosis Association

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


My counselling & clinical hypnotherapy consultations are of 50 minutes duration and fees are:

Consultation & Counselling:
£75 - 10:00 to 17:00 inc.
£100 - 18:00 onwards (Peak rate)

Clinical Hypnotherapy (single session rates):
£150 - 10:00 to 17:00
£175 - 18:00 onwards (Peak rate)

Cessation Hypnotherapy:
£250 - 10:00 - 17:00 inc. - 2 consultations within 4 weeks + audio CD inc. - Smoking, Weightloss, Insomnia, Anxiety, Phobias, Addictions/Habits & Self-esteem.

Gastric Band Hypnotherapy:
£550 - 10:00 - 17:00 inc. - 4 consultations within a 4 week period + 4 x audio CDs inc. @ London NW3 clinic, SW3 Supplement £200

£55 - Skype/Telephone counselling and Walk & Talk

Cancellation requires 72 hours notification or the full fee is due and payable.

BUPA Provider No.30009354 10:00 to 17:00 inc. - Peak rate supplement applies.

WPA Provider No: 920/270/630 - Peak rate supplement applies.

Other medical insurance on request.

Further information


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)

My London counselling rooms are at the following clinics:

Smart Clinics
Brompton Cross (Knightsbridge)
13 Crescent Place

Doctor Today Clinic
Swiss Cottage
182 Finchley Rd.

Maps & Directions

London, SW3
London, NW3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None