Karen Anderson- Registered MBACP (Accred), BSc (Hons) Psych, FD Counselling
Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
If you have been struggling, feeling overwhelmed perhaps with issues causing you worry and it feels like you need to explore 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 art work, 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 a counselling room location accessible from the CW9, Northwich and surrounding areas:
Serenity Counselling Services (Cheshire)
Online booking for both full sessions and free 20 min telephone consulations 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 Behaviours
Integrating Artwork into Counselling & Psychotherapy
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Dissociation and Recover- PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
Working with Relational Trauma: Disorganised Attachement- PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
Working with Shame - PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
Forensic & Counselling Psychology - BSc Psychology (Hons) Open University
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Occupational Health & EAP, BUPA referrals welcome
Photos & videos
My sessions are £50 for 50 minutes, 20 min telephone consultations are free.
Student rate £40
Online booking available via my website.
I am a registered BUPA Healthcare professional
I hold a DBS enhanced certificate
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon:9:30am -7pm,Tues:9:30am-7pm,Weds:9:30am-7pm, Thurs,Fri,Sat,Sun: Closed - Telephone & Skype sessions, by arrangement. *please note my business days for replies are Mon-Weds
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|