About me

If you are looking for friendly, professional support to help you through difficult times, I can provide a range of counselling and therapeutic options. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and safe service in a multidisciplinary and modern health centre or I can see you in my home environment. I am a fully qualified counsellor and I am accredited with the National Counselling Society with over 12 years practice in various agencies, schools and private practice.

I have wide experience in working with teenagers, addiction intervention, stress, depression, anger management, job loss, anxiety, grief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and many other issues which can have a significant impact on our lives.  I  regularly work in schools, charities such as Positive Life, Women's Aid in addition to a busy private practice.

In my previous career I gained extensive experience in human resource issues, work related stress interventions, mentoring and empowering female colleagues, lead in QUB Gender Initiative, Springboard training, appraisal and development and team building.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Counselling (FDSc Counselling)
B.Sc in Administration Management
12 years counselling experience in schools, the voluntary sector, charities and private practice.
25 years senior managerial experience in Higher Education.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Gender reassignment

HIV diagnosis

Working with couples


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 per session for waged clients. This can be reduced for clients who are facing financial hardship.


Daytime and evening appointments available

Further information


Client J:  "An incredible therapist who goes above and beyond.  She helped turn my life around, showed me compassion and patience for my situation whilst guiding me through how to deal with my underlining issues rather than papering over the cracks.  An incredibly knowledgeable and experienced therapist but more importantly, a remarkable human who can talk to you on a level which other therapists sometimes lack.  Karen was also accommodating with my work schedule which was so much of a help.  Would recommend to anyone who needs help with any issue."

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.