Karen Batchelor Dip, Adv Dip, MBACP
I am a fully qualified psychodynamic counsellor who can offer you one to one, open ended counselling ensuring confidentiality at all times.
I would like to offer time for you. A safe space for you to feel you can share your feelings without judgement. I am here to listen to any worries, concerns or difficulties you may be experiencing or perhaps you are struggling to cope with a loss, whether it be a bereavement, a relationship, a job or just feeling that your life is passing you by and it is not working out how you had hoped.
Sometimes we may find it hard to talk or confide in our loved ones or friends, you may worry about upsetting them or perhaps you fear being judged or maybe you think your problems are not as bad as theirs.
Together we can explore your life experiences and how they may have affected you helping you to gain a self-awareness for why you may react to certain situations the way you do and why your life may have taken a certain path.
What to expect from your first session
An initial appointment is offered soon after our first contact. This will be to discuss what has bought you to counselling and to assess how we may be able to work together.
How long will each session last?
Each session will last 50 minutes, once a week at the same time and location. The initial appointment maybe longer.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling University of Hertfordshire
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling The Counselling Foundation
- Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. The Counselling Foundation
- The Foundation for Infant Loss Training course in pregnancy and Infant loss
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I have experience working in a North London counselling practice and within The Counselling Foundation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£40-£50 per session
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor but I seek to determine an approach to the work that would best suit your personal needs.
I am continually interested in developing my counselling skills and regularly attend Continued Personal Development work shops in order to help me to broaden my knowledge and expertise.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client