MA, PGDip, MBACP, MCOSCA
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Hello, my name is Karen and I am a qualified person-centred counsellor. I offer therapy online or over the phone. You may have found yourself struggling with stress, anxiety or depression; no matter the situation, I am available to offer help and support.
I have supported many clients who have felt they cannot cope and move on from the past or felt weighed down with depression, coping with relationship breakdowns or past abuse.
You may be struggling with confidence and a loss of self esteem and want to regain that self-belief but life has got in the way and you wish to rebuild to the self you want to be.
You have taken that first step to read my profile and if these issues feel familiar to you and you want to regain some happiness again in your life, please reach out so we can start to work on them together.
Training, qualifications & experience
My many years of background in HR provided the opportunity to specialise in supporting those within the workplace who were struggling with their mental wellbeing. I was and have always been incredibly passionate about increasing awareness of mental health for managers and employees alike; this strongly motivated me to retrain as a counsellor.
Both before and during the pandemic, I have worked with a wide range of clients all with varying issues.
- Counselling skills tutor
- Member of COSCA
- Post graduate diploma in person-centred counselling
- Online and telephone counselling
- Registered member of BACP
- Fellow of CIPD
- MA Honours
- Post graduate diploma in HR
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
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
From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Concessions offered for students and low income £30
When I work
Please get in touch for a free 30 minute introductory session so we can see if we can work together. We can talk about your goals in therapy and organise your first session. The sessions are person centred which means you decide what you want to talk about and focus on. Please email or call and I look forward to our first meeting