Karen Batchelor Dip, Adv Dip, MBACP
I am a fully qualified psychodynamic counsellor who can offer you face to face counselling.
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, within The Counselling Foundation, and a practice in the Centre of Hertford.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I work in Hertford on a Monday and a Wednesday from 8am - 7pm
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.