Karen Bateson MA, MBACP

Karen Bateson MA, MBACP

Yanley Court Complementary Therapy Centre
Long Ashton Business Park
Yanley Lane
BS41 9LB


07478 678080 / 07478 678080

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About me

I believe that all of us have the capacity to heal; but, sometimes, we need someone to sit alongside us as we do that. We might need help to find another perspective or to understand more about the effect of the past on the present. Whatever you need, talking may help. It helps because it can let us access and understand our emotions, identify hidden aspects of ourselves and create new ways of being.

The environments we have lived, studied and worked in affect us in all sorts of ways. There are times when we need support to negotiate this, or a safe space to help us make sense of it all. I can support you in developing your ability to reflect.

There is strength that comes from giving yourself time to think about who you are and what you might need. I can offer you a tranquil, safe space. There is release that comes from expressing what you really think and feel in a place where you are not judged or criticised. I can work with you to help you grow and develop your own capacity to heal.

Training, qualifications & experience

Current Employment
Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS) - Staff Counsellor (2019-current)

Past Employment - 10 years
University of the West of England (UWE) - Specialist SpLD Study Skills Tutor (2018-2019)
Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS) - Associate Counsellor (2018-2019)
Bristol Mind - Volunteer Counsellor (2017-2018)
Oasis-Talk - Freelance Psycho-Educational Facilitator (2018)
Contact Associates - Specialist Mentor/Specialist SpLD Study Skills Support Tutor (2017-2018)
Cancer Support Yorkshire - Trainee Counsellor (2016-2017)
University of Bradford - Trainee Counsellor (2015-2016)
Clear Links - Specialist Mentor/Specialist SpLD Study Skills Support Tutor (2013-2017)
University of Worcester - Specialist SpLD Study Skills Support Tutor (2009-2013)

MA Psychotherapy and Counselling - University of Leeds (2015-2018)
Dip HE (Open) inc. Psychology, Counselling and Mental Health - Open University (2008-2014)
PG Dip Visual and Verbal Representation in Britain (1840-1940) - University of Reading (1999)

Membership and Insurance
BACP:  Individual, Registered
Dyslexia Guild: Associate
Towergate Professional Indemnity Insurance

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Loss


Pre-therapy appointment
up to an hour, payment by cash, cheque or BACS

Therapy appointment
50 minutes, payment by cash, cheque or BACS

Cancellation fee
£20 - payable if you give less than 24 hours notice

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS41 9LB
Portishead, BS20

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Portishead Venue only


Tuesday and Thursday

Types of client