About me

I am an experienced Counsellor and enjoy my work. My passion is to see people take steps whether towards the goals for their lives or towards change, made possible through increased self awareness and support. I love to empower people and pull forward their strengths, ability and attributes, holding up a mirror for them to see who they can be.

I will be focussing on the issues you present and those that evolve as part of the process during our time working together. Following your initial contact with me we can arrange a suitable to meet. During this time there will be opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the counselling process. As part of this appointment I will ask you a few questions as part of an assessment which will help us both to decide if counselling is going to be the best way forward for you. If so we’ll meet regularly for 50 mins .

I work face to face and can also work via Zoom. Alternatively walking therapy is available if that is something you would find helpful and enjoy.

I work with individuals, couples and young people of secondary school age.

I’m based in Cheriton near Folkestone.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a Counsellor in 2002 and since that time, alongside Accreditation with BACP in 2009 I have worked in two counselling centres and within Pilgrims Hospice Ashford. I also enjoy teaching about the benefit of boundaries and the skill of listening. I currently have my own practice in Cheriton.

The areas I work with include:

Depression, surviving abuse, stress and anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, bereavement and loss

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

£40 per 50 min session 


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Karen Barker

Karen Barker