Karen Cross

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Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist / Adult Counsellor
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Tonbridge, Kent, TN12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As an Integrative Humanistic Adult Counsellor and a Child/Adolescent Psychotherapist, I work with adults, teenagers and children from a comfortable garden studio in Horsmonden on an individual basis. I have a Masters Degree in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and I have also undergone additional training in CBT, the Rewind Technique for the relief of post-traumatic stress and hypnotherapy.

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 fifteen 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 and an accredited member of the UKCP, I work in accordance with both organisations' 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

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.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

When I work



Saturday mornings only

Horsmonden, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Karen Cross
Karen Cross