Karen Bonetti Adv. Dip, MBACP (Accred)

Karen Bonetti Adv. Dip, MBACP (Accred)


07940 254478

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About me

I work with a wide range of emotional concerns including depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, anger issues, anxiety, relationship problems, family issues. I have 11 years experience working for two local counselling services with young people and adults 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.

There are times when we 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 with what is going on inside and outside the room and offering understanding enabling clients to feel valued without judgement.

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


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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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  • Counselling room


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.

Counselling sessions

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.

Further information

I offer day time and evening appointments for adults and young people over 18.

Maps & Directions

Coldwaltham, RH20

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I am available daytime and evenings, Monday to Friday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme