Karen Bonetti Adv. Dip, MBACP (Accred)
There are times, particularly at the moment 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 and I can offer daytime and evening sessions. I have 12 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
- The Nature of Autism
- How to Manage Anger
- Play therapy-Clinical Skills
- CBT and Mindfulness Training
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
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.
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 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
Initial Assessment session £30
I offer an assessment session where we will meet to discuss why you are looking for counselling and what you hope to gain from your time. Also it’s a chance for you to decide whether you are happy to work with me.
Individuals - £40 – per session (fifty minutes)
Young people: between 18 and 21 - £35 per session (fifty minutes)
Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer prior to/or at the beginning of the session.
I offer day time and evening appointments for adults and young people over 18.