Karen Anderson- Registered MBACP (Accred), BSc (Hons) Psych, FD Counselling
During the pandemic restrictions, I am pleased to offer online video or telephone sessions for new clients, while social distancing measures are still in place. Unfortunately, I am only able to offer this method until conditions are deemed safe again for face to face working.
Since these are very unprecedented times and you might not know if it is the right format for you and may prefer to 'test it', I am offering a 20-minute free online meeting by arrangement and if suitable, propose a full first session after that.
If you'd like the free consultation do get in touch via email or book a telephone call on my website to discuss options further. My very best wishes.
Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
If you have been struggling, feeling overwhelmed perhaps, with issues causing you to worry and it feels like you need to find a way forward, counselling can help you to make sense of your thoughts and feelings by offering a non-judgmental, confidential place for you.
Sometimes we just need a place without the pressure of responsibilities, a space to have for ourselves, away from the stresses of our usual routine and commitments.
By talking things through together, counselling can often release the pressures and emotions you may be experiencing and can help you to identify what's behind your thoughts and feelings. This so often can create a sense of relief and clarity, which may pave the way for you to explore how changes and strategies can help you to cope and move forward.
I have supported many clients coping with many challenges but by far the most common are anxiety and stress-related issues. The pressures of day to day living can really prove so challenging within our relationships, ourselves and everyday lives. I hope to help you to explore how you can feel back in control when sometimes it feels like we're not.
I know it can be daunting to take the first step to ask for support, so I offer the option of a free 20-minute confidential telephone consultation before any session.
I am a registered and BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist, trained as an Integrative counsellor/psychotherapist. I utilise Person Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic therapies to help my clients gain insights, address problems and worries, with a non-judgmental, honest and sensitive approach.
We may also work creatively in a number of different ways, such as using artwork, objects and journaling to assist you in exploring your feelings.
I have particular experience supporting clients with:
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Personal Development, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Substance Dependency & Addiction(s), Stress, Trauma, Work & Exam Stress-related issues and concerns Young Adults face.
I work from my residential counselling room accessible from the Northwich and surrounding areas:
Serenity Counselling Services (Cheshire)
Cheshire, CW9 6EP
Online booking for both full sessions and free 20 min telephone consultations are available on my website link above.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member MBACP (Accred), Graduate Membership - MBPsS, BSc (Hons) Psychology, FD (Open) Counselling, DipHE (Therapeutic Counselling).
Further Training in:
Adult Attachment Styles /Adult Attachment Behaviour
Integrating Artwork into Counselling & Psychotherapy
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery
Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice
Forensic & Counselling Psychology
Bereavement Counsellor - Hospice of the Good Shepherd
Substance Dependancy Counsellor - Turning Point
In addition to my counselling practice, I have over 15 years experience as a HR professional which helps me to identify with & support those coping with occupational related issues such as: Bullying & harassment, work related stress, organisational change and redundancy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Occupational Health, EAP, AVIVA & BUPA referrals welcome
My sessions are £50 for 50 minutes, 20 min telephone consultations are free.
Student rate £40
Online booking available via my website.
Concessions offered for
Mon: 9:30am -7pm, Tues: 9:30am-7.30pm, Weds: 9:30am-5pm, Thurs: 9:30am-2:00pm - Telephone & online video sessions
I am a registered BUPA & Aviva Healthcare professional
I hold a DBS enhanced certificate