Karen Bushdyhan

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Dip Couns Post Grad Cert Supervision of Couns. MBACP
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Ashton-Under-Lyne OL6 & Stockport SK6
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About me

I am a fully qualified Integrated Person Centered Counsellor/Supervisor with 18 years experience covering a wide range of issues. I offer 1 to 1 confidential counselling in a private setting.  My fees are £25. My aim is to empower support and aid growth. Ring me for a chat to see if I am the right counsellor for you.

I started working as a volunteer with the Samaritans in 1999 and realised there are lots of people who benefit from a listening ear. It was working with the Samaritans that led me on my path to becoming a counsellor. While doing my Diploma I then volunteered as a placement for MIND where I learned a lot about mental health and my placement also took me onto the Psychiatric wards at Stepping Hill where I became a mental health advocate supporting people who were vulnerable.

So how can I help you .....

Are you feeling unable to cope with your situation, overwhelmed and confused?

Do you need to make sense of your thoughts and feelings?

Do you feel you have nobody to talk to or don't want to worry family or friends?

My main aim is to help you process and resolve any difficulties you may be experiencing - to help you see things more clearly and create positive change. This is done in a very caring confidential and supportive environment with empathy and unconditional positive regard.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully Insured member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by its code of Ethical Standards and Good Practice.

1999 - Certificate in Counselling Skills
2004 - Diploma in Counselling
2009 - Post Graduate Certificate in the Supervision of Counselling

I have also completed many short courses in CBT - Mindfulness -Alcohol Awareness -Eating Disorders.

I have worked with a wide range of issues and for 10 years worked for the NHS as a staff counsellor.

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


Additional information

My normal fees are £25

When I work

Monday to Friday 11.am to 4pm

Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6

Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Karen Bushdyhan
Karen Bushdyhan