Karen Burgess (UKCP registered ) Therapy for Families ,Couples & Individuals

Karen Burgess  (UKCP registered ) Therapy for Families ,Couples & Individuals

East Sussex

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East Sussex

About me

I work with families, supporting family difficulties

I can work with individuals to think about family issues they are finding difficult I also work with couples and whichever family members wish to attend, or a combination of any of these.

I can also work with individuals facing challenges around depression, anger, anxiety.

We might not know what you might yet but we can work that out together.

Who benefits from family work?

Do any of these situations sound familiar?

  • constant arguments with your child / teenager / partner
  • arguments with your partner /family about how to manage
  • door slamming and walk outs, tense home environment
  • not knowing where they are, worries about who your child/teen is mixing with
  • worries about drug/alcohol use/ mental health problems
  • communication breakdown
  • changes or stress in your family which seem overwhelming

I work in a tried and tested way with individuals and  families. This involves taking the focus away from negative and blaming interactions and encouraging more helpful and supportive ways of strengthening relationships.

I work with family members /individuals to look at how relationships in the family – where they are working well I support the family unit to build on these strengths and while also focusing on where the family may need help to make some changes.

What would it look like?

At first, we suggest weekly meetings , so I begin to understand your struggles and begin to work out some goals that everyone involved can agree on.

It’s really about talking and doing things. Having helpful conversations, working together to try and work things out without anyone being blamed.

A typical meeting, or session, could take place in your home or in my office at home.

Normally the sessions will be about an hour. I will want to be helpful and will seek your permission to help organise the talking, but what is worked on has to be what you choose.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully qualified Family Therapist, UKCP registered.

I am trained to work with all types of families going through difficulties they would like support with. I also have a specialism and interest in working with teenagers  trained in an approach that particularly looks at the needs of supporting teenagers and young adults.

I am currently working within the NHS providing support to adults with significant issues with low mood, depression, anxiety and anger and other mental health difficulties.

I have over 20 years of experience of working in with families of all type from those with small children to those with adult children. Families often need support to get through difficult times and making the space to talk as a family is often instrumental in the family finding their own resources to make changes.

I have worked in a variety of environments including, specialist schools, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinics and Social Care including adult mental health and learning disabilities.  I work in ways that are respectful to your family; involving you and your family in creating solutions and creating a sense of hope for positive changes.

I am also a trained supervisor and offer supervision and teach these ideas to social workers, teachers, psychologists youth offending workers.

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I operate a sliding scale so that you can pay what is affordable

Family Work

For families it ranges from £45- £100 per hour

For a family session of an hour is

A family income of

                          30,000 or less is £45
                          45,000 or over  £55
                          60,000 or over £60
                          65,000 or over £70
                          80,000 or over £80
                          85,000 or over £100

Individual Work Or Supervision

A course of Individuals therapy is per hour £45 - £100

Individual income of less than

                          30,000 or less is £45
                          45,000 or over  £60
                          55,000 or over  £65
                          65,000 or over £70
                          80,000 or over £80
                          85,000 or over £100

Maps & Directions

Hastings, TN35

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

My office is not wheelchair friendly unfortunately.


I offer flexible sessions to fit with the needs of the family. Friday is my best day for day time sessions and I can offer evening / weekend to fit around you.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am an approved supervisor in Systemic Supervision.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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