Karen Cross Adult Counsellor / Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist
As an Integrative Humanistic Adult Counsellor and a Child/Adolescent Psychotherapist, I work with adults, teenagers and children from rooms in Horsmonden and Cranbrook on an individual basis. I have also undergone additional training in CBT, Couples Counselling, Eating Disorders and Weight Management Therapy and the Rewind Technique for the relief of post-traumatic stress. I recently obtained my Masters Degree in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.
Relationship issues, anxiety, depression, loss and change, low self esteem - these are just some of the issues we can work on together, but you will find below a more comprehensive list of the areas I deal with. I also have much experience in working with both teenagers and young children.
My ten years' background in secondary and primary schools (including roles as School Counsellor, Teaching Assistant and Learning Mentor), together with previous roles, such as Personnel Manager for a music association, and even the owner of a Fancy Dress Hire shop, have shown me that whatever our backgrounds, age, or experience, life just doesn't always run smoothly. But, through counselling, I do believe that each one of us is able to live a happier, more rewarding and fulfilling life. However, there are hundreds of different counselling approaches and it is important to find an approach and a therapist who is right for you.
I am fully insured and CRB checked. In addition to running a private practice and my current work within various schools, I have also worked for Cruse Bereavement Care and other charitable organisations, counselling clients of all ages.
As a member of the BACP, I work in accordance with its ethics and values.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Degree in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling (Terapia, Middlesex University) - UKCP accredited course.
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Wealden Institute, Crowborough) - BACP accredited course.
Certificate in CBT Skills (The Grove, London) - covering NICE recommended interventions and following the CBT competence framework developed for the IAPT programme.
The Rewind Technique for Post Traumatic Stress (Dr David Muss, London) - BPS-approved training
Certificate in Couples Counselling (Wealden Institute, Crowborough)
Diploma in Eating Disorders and Obesity Management (National Centre for Eating Disorders, London)
Further Skills in Counselling (West Kent College, Tonbridge).
Certificate in Counselling (West Kent College, Tonbridge).
TA101 - Transactional Analysis (Wealden Institute, Crowborough).
Eight-Week Mindfulness Course (Maidstone) - stress reduction through awareness.
Cruse Bereavement Training.
Cruse Children and Young People's Bereavement Training.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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