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About me

I am currently counselling via secure video link or phone. Face-to-face option available in central Bath if appropriate.

As a person-centred counsellor, I firmly believe that – however stuck or uncertain you may feel at the moment – within you is a strong and healthy self that knows exactly what is right for you and how to move forward. My role is to provide the calm space in which you can access this inner wisdom and develop greater resilience, confidence and enjoyment of life, whatever your circumstances.

Research shows that finding a counsellor with whom you can build a relationship of confidence and trust is more vital to the effectiveness of counselling than anything else.  So please have a look at my website at www.karenbray.co.uk, where you can find out more about me and my approach. Then we can arrange a no-obligation initial session so you can get a feel for what it's like to work with me.

My fees are £40 per session weekdays and £50 per session evenings and weekends.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdSc Counselling (Distinction) from Bath Spa University. My training and orientation is person-centred, informed by attachment theory.

My experience includes counselling at both residential and non-residential addiction treatment centres and I have supported people with issues of anxiety, anger, abuse, attachment trauma, low self-worth, and personality disorder. I am interested in integrating a humanistic approach with 12-step recovery.

I have also counselled young people aged 18 to 25, who can find a focus on the value of their inner experiencing a refreshing contrast to the "oughts" and "shoulds" that particularly plague that age group.

And as a qualified mediator, I have a longstanding interest in supporting people to communicate more effectively and to manage anger and conflict constructively, in relationships, families, and at work.

Member organisations


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

12-step recovery, codependency, assertiveness, communication skills, solution-focused, compassion-focused, personal development.


£40 per session weekdays, £50 per session evenings and weekends

The Practice Rooms
26 Upper Borough Walls


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I usually work at The Practice Rooms in Bath, where access is up one or two flights of stairs. If access is an issue for you, contact me to discuss other options.


Daytime, Evening and Weekend appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Karen Bray MBACP, FdSc

Karen Bray MBACP, FdSc