Karen Cotterill Dip. Integrative Counselling MBACP
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
Being an Integrative Counsellor I am able to combine elements from different therapeutic approaches rather than be restricted to one specific method, which can at times be limiting, allowing scope and flexibility to work in a way that will best suit your needs.
WHY WORK OUTSIDE?
Apart from being a more relaxing experience, it seems that most of us spend very little time enjoying nature, never realising the enormous benefit it has to our mental health and well-being. I have always encouraged clients to spend time outside and try to make it part of their daily/weekly routine and having seen the results of this, I have now decided to take my work there as well. The advantages have not only been evident from my client work, it is also backed up by Mind, the mental health charity, who recognise the value nature can play.
HOW WILL WE WORK TOGETHER?
In this beautiful arena we will explore your situation, looking to find a greater understanding as to how your life events, experiences and influences may be affecting you now and with this new awareness we can begin to determine how you can bring about change.
WEARING THE APPROPRIATE CLOTHING IS ESSENTIAL
As sessions take place come rain or shine, suitable clothing will be required.
COMBINING A DOG WALK
I have a rescue pup who generally accompanies me during appointments. Please let me know if this causes a problem, or maybe you would like to bring your own pooch too.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained and qualified with Life-Force School of Counselling in Colchester, which is a BACP Accredited Course (Gold Book Standard 2009).
Stage 2 Introduction to Counselling 2014
Stage 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills 2015
Stage 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2016 - 2017.
I have worked for an organisation that provides care and support for individuals involved in addiction on their journey through recovery.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
This is offered at a cost of £30 and lasts for thirty minutes, which allows us to meet each other and begin to consider the issues that are troubling you.
Should we continue our work together, ongoing appointments are offered at a cost of £50 and last for one hour.
If you would like to find out more about this way of counselling and how it could help you, please do not hesitate to contact me. I appreciate that making initial contact can sometimes seem daunting and aim to make this process as easy as possible, so if you feel anxious at the prospect of being the one to pick up the phone, just send me a text or email confirming when it is convenient for me to contact you and I will be in touch.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, evenings (depending on the time of year) and weekends. Please contact to check availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|