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About me

I am an experienced online therapist with many years' experience working with both adults and children. I help clients who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feeling sad, panic attacks, bereavement, trauma or just struggling with day-to-day life.

I offer a free initial 30 minute session and I am also able to offer evening and weekend appointments.

Alongside my private practice, I also work as a counsellor with Anxiety UK, Cruse Bereavement Care and a charity supporting victims of rape and sexual assault.

I believe that everybody should be given an opportunity to be able to have their voice heard and be able to express how they are feeling without the fear of being judged.  Therapy should be about the individual person, so I tailor my sessions to suit you in a safe and non-judgemental environment, where I will listen and support you through these challenging times.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice
  • Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
  • Approved Counsellor with Anxiety UK

Volunteer Roles:

  • Cruse Bereavement Volunteer - trained to work with adults, children and young people                   
  • Counsellor with Rape and Sexual Assault Support Charity

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 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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Choosing the right therapist is an essential part of therapy and it is important that you find someone you feel comfortable with. I offer an initial free 30 minute introductory telephone/online session which gives you the opportunity to meet me, talk through any questions and share your expectations. This session also gives you the opportunity to see whether counselling is right for you and whether I am the right person to support for you

£40.00 per 50 minute session (Online or telephone)

Limited number of concessions available

Unfortunately I am unable to offer face to face sessions at this time.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

How counselling can help

Counselling gives you an opportunity to talk through your thoughts and feelings and have your voice heard. It gives you a safe place to explore the challenges you may be struggling with and help you to make sense of them and find a new way forward.

Counselling is not about the therapist telling you what to do or giving advice, it is about you and your experiences of your life. Our sessions will be led by you, with my help and support. Together we will travel on your journey, at your pace, looking and exploring your thoughts and emotions.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Evening and Weekend appointments available

Evenings 5.00pm to 9.00pm

Weekends 10.00am to 6.00pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Karen Botevyle Adv Dip PC, Dip Hyp CS

Karen Botevyle Adv Dip PC, Dip Hyp CS