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About me

Are you struggling with bereavement, loss, relationship problems, stress or anxiety?  Do you or does someone you care about have Autism or Aspergers (diagnosed or not)?  I have experience working with the bereaved at any age through volunteering with The Bereavement Counselling Charity.  I also worked for 2 years with students (18-25) at the University of Portsmouth Student Wellbeing Service.  Through personal experience and work with clients I have a good understanding of some of the issues faced by those on the Autistic Spectrum (who currently represent a third of my client base).  I can help by providing a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore your feelings.

I work in a person-centred way, accepting and valuing you, seeing your world as you experience it. I will be honest and transparent about how I experience you and will help you explore whatever issues you bring to our session, promoting greater self awareness and helping you reach your potential. I can also help support and normalise your grief and loss.

Please reach out via email, telephone or text to book in a free 15 minute telephone or Zoom chat so we can get to know each other a little better and decide if we could work together.  I'm currently counselling online via Zoom or over the telephone and also offer socially distanced, in person counselling in Portsmouth, with COVID risk mitigated as far as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, University of Chichester
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Portsmouth College

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

£40 per 1 hour session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Latest appointments are 6pm Mon, Tues & Thurs and 5pm on Weds & Friday

Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom

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Karen Charman MBACP - Elephas Counselling

Karen Charman MBACP - Elephas Counselling