Karen Brown, Registered Member MBACP Accredited
I am a BACP qualified counsellor with several years experience in voluntary organisations and in private practice. My consulting room is in my home offering a private, safe and comfortable environment and providing a space where difficult thoughts and feelings can be shared. Everyone who comes to counselling brings their own life history and experiences and I believe it is very important that from the beginning that we work together to identify your wants and needs from counselling. Being able to be open and honest, building trust within our relationship - I believe is the platform for which change can happen for you.
I am experienced in short term work where focus can be brought to the challenges of a particular life event or difficulty - as well as open ended longer term work which can allow exploration of the roots of entrenched behaviours, hopefully leading to improved self understanding and with it new choices on how you can live your life and conduct your relationships.
Beginning counselling can be difficult, you may have some questions and concerns. After our intitial contact, we would arrange a consultation meeting where you can get some answers and afterwards have some time to reflect on whether you want to go ahead with counselling and that you feel comfortable with me. We would then find a time to meet on a weekly basis.
There is more detail on my website, please take a look and contact me for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from WPF Therapy.
I hold a Counselling Skills and Theory Qualification WPF therapy.
I hold HND in Life Sciences from Reading University.
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am included on the BACP Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I abide by the BACP code of ethics.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am interested in both short term work with focus but also in open ended work, where it can be possible to explore repeated patterns of behaviour, in activites and relationships, which seem outside of conscious understanding.
I offer weekly daytime sessions, including morning from 8.00am and evening up to 8.30pm.