Karen Barker

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Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
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Folkestone, Kent, CT20
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£45.00 per session

Additional information

£45 per 50 min session 

Folkestone, Kent, CT20

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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