Karen Bonetti

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Adv. Dip, MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

There are times when we may need support and understanding from someone other than our close friends and family.  Someone who is warm and empathic who offers a confidential, quiet space to think and feel heard. For me, it’s all about listening, thinking and working together and offering understanding enabling clients to feel valued and heard without judgement.

In my practice I work with a wide range of emotional concerns including depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, anger issues, anxiety, relationship problems, family issues. I can offer daytime and evening sessions either by face to face,  zoom or telephone.

I’m also currently offering Walk and Talk Therapy which may feel more comfortable than a consulting room. I use a number of different walking environments and we can discuss which one will be suitable, depending on your fitness level.

I have 15 years experience working for two local counselling services with adults and young people and I have worked as a school counsellor for over 6 years. I have also worked in a Financial organisation for over 30 years where I have met a wide range of people which has helped me become a more broad minded therapist and given me an understanding of the pressures and difficulties experienced in the workplace.

I recognise the need to facilitate the process of helping my clients repair damage caused by earlier and current experiences and offer conditions to help them love and believe in themselves to achieve acceptance and autonomy

In personal therapy, I offer boundaries of space and time, the qualities of a holding environment – containment. The emphasis on regularity and continuity helps my client feel safe which may very often be in contrast to their normal rules of social interaction and experiences with relationships through their life.

My aim in counselling is to give you the opportunity to feel understood and heard in your life, improve and explore your self- awareness, qualities and pathologies and to explore the way you perceive what you do and it’s meaning. Or maybe to help you work through any issues in order to become the best, happiest and more contented.

As a Registered and Accredited Member of BACP, I adhere to their ethical code of practice and confidentiality guidelines

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Level 1 Cert in Interpersonal Skills
  • Level 2 Cert in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Cert in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Therapy
  • BACP Accredited Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • Certificate 101 - Institute of Transactional Analysis


  • Safeguarding Children
  • Bereavement
  • The Nature of Autism
  • How to Manage Anger
  • Play therapy-Clinical Skills
  • CBT and Mindfulness Training
  • Introduction to Walking Therapy


I have worked in a variety of settings which includes;

Worthing Counselling Service-counselling adults and teenagers

Mid Sussex Counselling Service-counselling adults
School Counsellor at Schools in West Sussex

Private Practice

A Financial organisation - for a number of years in a non-therapy role which has offered invaluable experience in the work-place and recognising difficulties that can be experienced by employees i.e.pressure, depression, motivation, bullying etc

I have worked for a number of organisations through the Employee Assistance Program offering counselling to their employees.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Photos & videos


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial Assessment session £30

I offer a free initial telephone discussion and then if you are happy to proceed with an assessment session we will meet to explore further why you are looking for counselling, your circumstances and goals.  It’s a chance for you to decide whether you are happy to work with me and we will also discuss your preferred way of working - online, telephone or outdoors.

Counselling sessions

Individuals - £50 – per session (fifty minutes)

Young people: between 18 and 21 - £45 per session (fifty minutes)

Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer prior to/or at the beginning of our session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available  Monday evenings , Wednesday and Thursday daytime and evenings 

Further information

I offer day time and evening appointments for adults and young people over 16 -face to face, online, on the phone and walking therapy.

Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme
Karen Bonetti
Karen Bonetti