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Karen Brown Psychotherapy and Counselling Service BSc Hons - Reg MBACP

Crawley RH10 & Hove BN3
07725 127123 07725 127123

About me

I offer Psychotherapy and Counselling, incorporating mindfulness, meditation and well being sessions. Either face to face or via video link.

When you are experiencing thoughts and feelings that you are not able to process alone, counselling can be a way of making sense of them and helping you to move forward with your life.
I have a genuine and warm character and real desire to help you. Whatever your issue, a long term problem, an immediate crisis or if you are just feeling stuck. I am able to offer you a calm space where you have the opportunity to explore what has prompted you to seek counselling.

I hold clinics in Crawley and Hove both locations are close to transport links and my Crawley practice has free parking. The Hove practice is close to on street meter parking,

Some of the areas of counselling clients come to see me about include: Trauma, Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Disassociation,  Panic Disorder, Relationship Issues,  Affairs and betrayals, Addictions. Anger management, Low self Esteem, Self Harm, Bereavement, Eating Disorders, (please see full list below)

I aim to help clients gain a healthy work/life balance and offer exam stress relief techniques to students. At the end of our sessions you will have a 'tool box' to take with you as you continue your journey through life.

I am experienced in working with both one to one and couples counselling. I will work with you in an Integrative/Holistic way.  Drawing from different models of therapy allows me to tailor each session to your particular needs. Sessions can be long term/short term/time bonded.

I have worked with young people in an special educational setting for over 10 years and have volunteered with a charity that offered counselling to young people age between 14 - 25. I also have experience of working with young people who have emotional and behavioural difficulties. I have also volunteered with a cancer charity supporting both those with a diagnosis of cancer and their families.

Please view my reviews on Google maps and on my website. www.counsellingkbrown.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Therapies offered
  • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT
  • Cognitive and behavior therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Integrative/holistic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Individual/Couples
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Addiction(s)

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology and Integrative Counselling - University of East London
  • Diploma in Applied Social Science - Open University
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care - Open University
  • Foundation certificate in Person Centered Therapy - East Surrey College
  • Certificate in working with children and young people - Open University

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical guidelines. I attend regular supervision and I am committed to my professional development. Please feel free to ask about the many courses I have attended.


Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Free parking in Crawley. On road meter parking in Hove

All sessions are for 45 - 50 minutes - After the initial session I require that clients agree to no breaks during the first 6 sessions of therapy.

Individuals £60 per session 45 - 50 minutes
Couples - £80 per session 45 - 50 minutes
Accepted payment - Cash, cheque or currently BACS

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Hove
East Sussex
BN3

Crawley
West Sussex
RH10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

The Crawley office is wheelchair accessible Video link appointments available.

Availability

Monday - Friday 9 am - 9 pm Saturday 9am am - 1

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Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Karen Brown  Psychotherapy and Counselling Service BSc Hons  - Reg MBACP

Karen Brown Psychotherapy and Counselling Service BSc Hons - Reg MBACP