Karen Clare MBACP Dip Counsellor
Do you feel lost, confused, frightened or worried? Need some support with life’s challenges?
I am a fully qualified Person-Centred Counsellor offering a professional, confidential, empathetic, respectful and non judgmental environment for you to explore and process any personal matters that you are finding difficult to deal with in your life. Together we can look at them and work in ways to allow you to move forward, gain peace and get the best out of your life.
I currently practice privately in Rainhill and St Helens areas. I have a vast amount of experience working in the NHS Mental Health Sector, this has given me an in-depth valuable knowledge and understanding that enhances the level of support I offer.
I have worked with individuals who have moved forward in their life on issues such as bereavement, trauma, suicide, anxiety, stress, depression, panic disorders, abuse, domestic violence, relationship issues, affairs and betrayals, low self esteem and confidence, alcohol and substance misuse, family issues and many others. Individuals that are finding it difficult to leave their home due to depression etc, home visits can be made.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP) being a member guarantees I have the recognised qualifications required and that I work proficiently and professionally within their ethical framework which ensures you are protected and receive a safe quality service. I also hold personal indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS check.
How can it help?
Counselling is a journey that is unique to each person and that is done at your pace. Throughout this journey I would offer you respect, warmth, genuineness, confidentiality and trust at all times, supporting your move towards you understanding yourself better and enabling you to redirect your own life. As this approach believes that each person has the capability and strength to change themselves, within the healing process offered in the counselling relationship.
I would feel privileged to work alongside you, discovering what has been hidden or underlying for a long time to then move forward .
How to get in touch
If you require any further information or advice please get in touch by telephone or email, all of which are dealt with confidentially, as this is paramount to me.
M says " Karen helped me overcome alot of issues and to understand better how I can work past any difficulties I come across while trying to get better"
J says " I got to understand myself better. I'm a better person"
P says "I had counselling with Karen for a few months , at the start of my first session I was scared of what to expect, but once I started my sessions it was like there was light at the end of a very dark tunnel . I couldn't of done that without the support of Karen , she was fantastic and the most important thing I noticed about her was that she was very empathic and congruent, that's what makes a good counsellor . Thank you Karen xx"
C says " Karen has really helped me through a hard time when I felt lost and couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel. Karen helped me turn this around and find the light. I can't thank her enough for all her support"
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Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3
ABC Introduction to Counselling
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Panic Disorder
Personality Disorder in Mind
Dual Diagnosis (Substance Misuse and Mental Health)
Domestic Abuse Awareness
Working with Childhood Trauma and Abuse
Psycho Social Intervention with Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Art Therapy Workshop
Alcohol Awareness & Identification
Self Harm Awareness
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
First Consultation is free, this last for approximately 30 minutes face to face or can be done via the telephone.
Person-Centred Therapy £35 per 50 minute session
Home therapy is available, please contact me for more details.
Discount available for student counsellors on a diploma course.
What are the benefits of counselling:
- Insight or self-awareness
- New approaches for future living
- Alter the way you see yourself
- Modify the way you think about things
- Change the way you feel about yourself
Person-Centred counselling was found to be the most effective form of therapy, with noted improvements of over 90% compared to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT = 70%).