Karen Burke

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Safe Hands Counselling MBACP. Psychotherapy, Trauma Recovery
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

St. Helens WA11 & Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Trauma-informed therapy helps to address the underlying traumatic memories and triggers that contribute to anxiety. CBT, on the other hand, equips individuals with practical techniques to identify and challenge negative thought patterns. However, a combination of Trauma-informed therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) can offer effective strategies for managing anxiety and reclaiming a sense of calm.

As an Accredited Integrative Counsellor,  Certified Trauma Specialist, CBT Practitioner, and Life Coach, I offer a warm and friendly space to enable you to reflect upon your life. Together we can look at important issues and discover ways to enable you to move forward. This will assist you to develop life skills and achieve goals. I have over 10 years experience working as a therapist. 

I also have a vast amount of experience working with all Anxiety based problems, Childhood Trauma, and Past Trauma.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma Level 4 Person Centered Counselling and integrative counselling
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual (CCTS-I)
  • I also have a vast amount of experience in the sector of working with childhood and Past Trauma.
  • Healing the Child within work
  • Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Basic Skills Counselling
  • Certificate in Loss & Bereavement
  • Diploma Level 5 Practitioner in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Advanced Student Counsellor Training
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training
  • Mental health Training
  • Attachment Theory Training
  • Child Protection Training
  • Eating Disorder's Training
  • Self-harm and Suicide Training
  • Skills to Foster Training

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Childhood Trauma
  • Trauma
  • Trauma focused
  • Child abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Mental abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Gaslighting
  • Habits
  • Abandonment
  • Rejection
  • Judged
  • Negative thoughts
  • Loss
  • Grief
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Manipulation
  • Anxiety Deppression
  • Goals Triggers
  • Exposure therapy
  • Techniques
  • Boundaries
  • Reprogramming
  • Business
  • Parenting
  • antisocial
  • shyness
  • introvert
  • self love
  • Nervous Breakdown
  • Social anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Covid
  • Pet loss
  • Burnout
  • interventions
  • symptoms
  • Phobias
  • skype zoom
  • OCD
  • worry overthinking

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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Phone and Video link sessions:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): £65 per session
  • Counselling: £65 per session
  • Psychotherapy and Trauma Recovery: £65 per session
  • Block of 6 sessions reduced price
  • I also offer 30 minute sessions at a reduced price of £35 per session 

Email Therapy is a great option for people who are busy or find writing down their feelings and emotions more therapeutic.

  • Email Therapy: £25-£45, depending on number of Emails per week.

    Discounts for student Counsellors doing Diploma courses and Low income.

    Please email me or ring me for any information or advice.
    I offer sessions through the week and evenings.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer sessions through the week and evenings.

Further information

I am an Integrative Counsellor and CBT Practitioner, my role is to help you to explore your feelings and thoughts in a safe environment. Talking about how you feel, and being heard. By working together we can explore important issues and discover where you are now, where you would like to be, and how you can get there.

St. Helens, Merseyside, WA11

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Uk, OX4

Type of session


Types of client

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