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Karen Chinnadorai (MBACP)

Edinburgh EH8 & EH1
07766813537 07766813537

About me

Gestalt and Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

I believe that each person has the capacity within themselves to overcome their difficulties. However sometimes we get a bit lost and need an objective other to help us explore how we are in the world and how we might contribute to our own difficulties.
Life brings all of us challenging events that can lead to distress, anxiety or depression. In addition we all experience bereavement and other losses which we may require support to overcome. Perhaps you have developed an unhelpful habit or  dependency such as over- working, drug and alcohol misuse or difficulties with food. 
  I  have experience in working with people with a range of issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety low self esteem, difficulties with food and other dependencies. Additionally I am a trained mental health nurse with a number of years of experience working with people with substance misuse problems. Prior to this I worked in banking and accountancy and the voluntary sector. I therefore have experience of working life in both the public and private sectors. Additionally I have lived and worked in a multi-cultural environment and I am sensitive to the issues that can arise for those who choose to live in or marry into a culture that is different from that of their culture of origin.

I am a member of BACP and abide by their code of ethics. I am in regular clinical supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma level training in Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis (Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Institute (CPTI), Edinburgh
  • Gestalt Professional Development training in Dreamwork, Working with Trauma, Working with Body Processes and Healing and Gestalt Psychotherapy.
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (specialising in Substance Misuse)

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.

Fees

Individual £40 - 50mins

Couples £60 - 75mins  

Initial consultation- reduced charged at £20.

Reduced fees available for those on benefits or low incomes. Please ask.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

evenings and weekends

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Karen Chinnadorai (MBACP)

Karen Chinnadorai (MBACP)