Karen Bolton Dip.Couns Reg.BACP BSc (Psy)
I offer online sessions via Zoom
Your first step
Reaching out for help when you are feeling low, lost or under pressure can be the hardest thing. Take a breath and recognise that by reading this profile you have taken the first step towards gaining a greater understanding of your past and present and to finding more positive ways to face your future.
What I can offer
By choosing to work with me, you will be offered an open and welcoming space in which we will build a relationship based on acceptance, respect and exploration; together we will talk through the challenges and difficulties you may be facing.
I value the uniqueness of each individual experience and will tailor my approach to meet you where you are in your life – working with you so that you no longer feel stuck, unhappy or alone, reducing your anxiety, stress or depression and finding ways to make positive changes that improve your self-acceptance, self-esteem and personal confidence.
I have over five years experience supporting people to look more closely at concerns about their current situation, addressing difficult past experiences and gaining positive ways to manage their future thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
As a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, I work within ethical guidelines and legal requirements to ensure we will work together in a safe and confidential relationship.
I adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy and attend regular supervision in line with requirements. I hold public liability & professional indemnity insurance and have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check. I am registered with the ICO for data protection.
Your next step
Please contact me by phone (including What’s App and Skype), text or email to discuss how you would like to take your next step towards a greater understanding of yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (ABC Awards)
Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
BSC (First Class Honours) Psychology (UCL)
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Workplace stress and anxiety
Dealing with change
In-person - £60.00 per 50 minute session
Online - £50.00 per 50 minute session
Payment may be made in cash on the day or by bank transfer 24 hours in advance
Sessions are available during daytime and weekday evenings and daytime on weekends
The first session is offered as a discounted rate of £30/£25
I live in Chigwell with two cats and practice daily meditation and mindfulness including using singing bowls
I have worked in the voluntary sector for over twenty years for palliative care, dementia and mental health charities and understand the pressures of maintaining a work/life balance, particularly for those in helping professions