Karen Bolton Dip.Couns Reg.BACP BSc (Psy)

Karen Bolton Dip.Couns Reg.BACP BSc (Psy)

About me

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.

My background

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)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Workplace stress and anxiety


Dealing with change

Therapies offered


£60.00 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

Further information

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

Maps & Directions

Chigwell, IG7

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


Sessions are available during daytime and weekday evenings and daytime on weekends

Types of client

Older adults