Karen Burch

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Psychotherapist/EMDR- RMBACP (Accred) DIPS Psychodynamic
Available for new clients
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Retford DN22
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a  an Accredited Psychotherapist specialising in trauma, I have experience of working privately and in the charity sector, as well as within IAPT for the NHS. I work integratively, drawing on Somatic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR, ACT, EFT, CBT, and humanistic approaches. Alongside my private work, I currently hold a post within a Trauma service in Sheffield.

*Currently I have limited availability due to a full case load

Are you or do you know someone who is struggling with anxiety, work stress, low mood, low self-esteem or worry about the future?

Does a previous/recent traumatic experience still negatively impact you?

Do you worry about other’s criticisms and judgments?

Do you feel disconnected from what matters in life and the people you love?

Do you feel that you are not the person you would like to be? 

I can work with you to help you understand your emotional and psychological distress. Though you don’t need to be in “distress” to attend therapy, often my clients come to increase their self awareness and gain a different perspective. Whatever challenges you may have, psychotherapy can help improve your life.

I have treated adult individuals for a range of difficulties, including PTSD, CPTSD, anxiety, depression, trauma, phobias, OCD, life crisis, work stress, personal development, performance anxiety and relationship problems. I have spent many years specialising in working with all genders who have a history of historical or recent sexual abuse.

Psychotherapy will help you to learn effective strategies to help you cope better with  current difficulties, become more confident, reconnect with what matters and live a more meaningful life.

I offer Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help individuals  who have been exposed to traumatic events/suffered trauma. Alongside this I implement many Mindfulness approaches. I offer highly effective treatments designed to help you overcome your distress, and implement lasting changes.

Seeking help and support is a major life step. I commit to providing a safe, professional and personalised treatment plan to sensitively support and empower you, deepen your self-understanding and create positive changes for a life that you can truly value.

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£60 per hour - Monday - Friday

Training, qualifications & experience

  • EMDR 
  • Somatic Trauma L5
  • Accreditation with BACP
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • I continuously develop my training and use integrative techniques, i.e., somatic integration, EMDR, IFS/Parts work, Transactual analysis (TA) CBT, cognitive processing, Person Centred Approach, depending on client’s needs.
  • I have experience working with clients who have Special/different needs and in particular Neurodiversity/Autism.

Professional development:


Sexual Abuse,


somatic interventions

Working with Dissociation


Suicide awareness

Schemers/belief systems 
Autism Awareness
Domestic Violence

Integrating CBT 
working with male perpetrators
domestic violence & mental health
CSE (neurological) zoe lodrick training
Trauma interventions

I am committed to on-going professional and personal development.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

  • £60per hr/ session
  • £90 per 1.5 hr session 
  • intensives offered, please contact to discuss
  • Monday - Friday 8an-8pm 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday- Friday 8am-8pm 

Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22

Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

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Karen Burch
Karen Burch