Karen Burnett UKCP (Reg.), CABP

Karen Burnett UKCP (Reg.), CABP

BA11 1LX

The Practice Rooms
26 Upper Borough Walls

07900 582 261

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BA11 1LX

The Practice Rooms
26 Upper Borough Walls

07900 582 261

About me

I am an experienced UKCP accredited Integrative Body Psychotherapist and Counsellor, providing a safe and empathic relationship in which you don't have to struggle on your own.  Alongside offering a space in which you can talk freely, and for your words to be listened to, I bring an awareness of how the body expresses emotional states; we are embodied beings. It may be that sometimes words alone don't help you connect with your feelings, or shift how you feel inside?  Or you might experience distress through bodily symptoms that are hard to make sense of?

My training, and experience in the field of body psychotherapy supports my understanding of how trauma can be held in the body, and the ways in which emotional conflict can manifest. My approach can incorporate working with body awareness, breath, movement, and with negotiation, touch.  Body orientated work can be a way to deepen connection to what might be hidden, under the surface or wordless.  At the same time working with the body can support a sense of safety, ground and containment.  I work sensitively and safely; each process of therapy is as unique as each client, and negotiations as to how we work are part of the dynamic of working together.  Sessions always begin sitting face to face with time to talk and reflect (and for many clients this is how we continue to work). 

I am experienced in helping people with

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • chronic tension or pain
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • ME
  • bereavement
  • loss
  • the impact of childhood trauma, abuse or neglect
  • sexual abuse
  • low self confidence or self esteem
  • relationship difficulties
  • medically unexplained physical symptoms

I offer both open ended psychotherapy and time-limited counselling (typically 6-12 sessions and focused around a particular issue).

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working as a Psychotherapist since 2003.  I have a background of working in mental health in  the NHS  within arts psychotherapies as a dance movement therapist, where I worked with people experiencing acute and ongoing mental health problems in both in-patient and community settings. My experience as a counsellor includes working at HELP Counselling Service.


Diploma Psychotherapy, Chiron Centre, London W5 (www.body-psychotherapy.org.uk)
Post-graduate Diploma Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Roehampton Institute (Surrey University)

Certificate in The Bodymind Approach to working with Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Pathways2Wellbeing (Professor Helen Payne, University of Herts)

I am committed to continuing professional development.

I am CRB checked.

I am insured.


I am registered with and abide by the ethical guidelines of
UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) www.psychotherapy.org.uk
CABP (Chiron Association for Body Psychotherapists) www.body-psychotherapy.org.uk

I am current Chair of the Ethics and Equal Opportunities Committee at CABP, and sit on the council. CABP is an organisational member of UKCP, .

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic tension
Feeling Stuck
Change in circumstances - health, work or financial
Body Image issues
Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms

Therapies offered


My fees are £40 per session in Frome with reductions available to people on lower income for daytime sessions in Frome (please contact me to discuss).  For sessions in Bath my fee is £45.

Further information

I am a member of The Relational School
I am a member of Psychotherapist and Counsellors for Social Responsibility

Maps & Directions

Frome, BA11 1LX
Bath, BA1 1RH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday-Thursday in Frome and Friday in Bath

Types of client

Older adults