Karen Harrison MBACP (Accred).
"Do I really need help? Is it as bad as I feel ? Am I just going crazy? Is it me?
Shall I just call and see what they say? Who is the best one to ring? What if someone finds out? Decisions, decisions!"
I’ve been where you are now, accessing counselling whether it’s your first time or not is a difficult step to make for some people....
I understand that, and consider this when someone contacts me. Please feel free to ask... I offer a free 30 minute consultation over the phone or face to face.
If you find the courage, I hope you find the right person to help you, good luck on your journey.
I offer a professional and confidential service to clients throughout Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire. My work over 15 years has been within charitable, public and private sectors.
I am available by appointment. My experience has produced effective results with clients within the following areas of therapy: Anxiety, Depression, Phobia's, Low Self-Confidence/Esteem, Relationships, Bereavement, Physical/Sexual Abuse, Trauma, OCD, Domestic Violence, Addiction, Nutritional Advice, Supervision and Work-related Issues.
I aim to help clients to live a happier and healthier life, so that they can achieve their goals. I am fully qualified and insured, and work within the framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy as an accredited Counsellor.
I have continued my professional development throughout my career and attend regular supervision in line with the BACP guidelines.
Its quite normal to feel unfamiliar with abbreviations and letters sometimes used when seeking a Counsellor. In case you feel unfamiliar with the letters and abbreviations which are on my profile, BACP means British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy: A governing body which provides counsellor's with a Framework to work within the guidelines of. ''Accred means that a counsellor has achieved accreditation with the governing body and has been deemed to meet higher standards as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
IF YOUR NEEDS ARE OF AN URGENT NATURE OR YOU FEEL YOU ARE IN CRISIS, PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:
Mental Health Access Team: 24 hr, 03001230907 press option 1.
Mental Health Helpline: Open 7pm/2am weekdays, 2pm/2am weekends/Bank Hol. Tel: 08088002234.
Samaritans:24hrs,01782 213555 or call free on 116123
Training, qualifications & experience
Cert, Dips Counselling.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming, ( NLP ) Practitioner.
Diploma in Nutritional Advice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My work experience also includes specifically transgender and LGB issues.
£35/£50 Counselling/Therapy dependent on the clients choice of therapeutic intervention.
£45 per hour and a half session for supervision.
First initial consultation up to 30 minutes free. ( This can be either telephone, face to face)
CLIENT EXPERIENCES AND TESTIMONIALS:
After having seen a few counsellors in the past I had become quite cynical about the process of counselling and whether it was ever really that much help, but when I met Karen a year or so ago was at a stage where I was at serious risk of falling apart due to issues around gender and self-esteem.
I have seen her on a bi-monthly basis since then and it's difficult to understate how much help she has been in addressing the issues in my life that caused me so much trouble. Karen's accepting and personable nature stands out in enabling me to speak about things that have laid hidden for many years. She is also able to challenge me on my assumptions with such finesse that I don't even realise she has until later. I usually leave the sessions feeling physically more relaxed from just the discussion and others have noted the changes in my mental state.
I would recommend Karen if you are looking for a counsellor, particularly so for issues related to gender. ANON
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8 til 8 Mon/Fri. Please leave a message with your name and number if I am unable to answer, I will return your call. Please see below for urgent enquiries or crisis situations.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|