Hello, my name is Karen Crossley and I am a Counselling Psychotherapist and Clinical Superviser based in Garstang. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellor Psychotherapists, and work in accordance with their ethical framework. Im a integrative therapist that works in Person Centred CBT, and Creative therapy. With these different theories and perspectives to draw on when working with you. I can adapt my approach to suit your changing needs offering you a bespoke experience. I am also a trauma rewind therapist. I have premises in Claughton on Brock near Garstang, offering support to clients in Lancaster, Garstang, Preston, and North Lancashire. Therapy rooms are professional private and unmarked, so no one will know why you are visiting, maintaining your right to total privacy..
I work with,
Individuals,Young people, Families, Groups
How can counselling help you?
I believe that counselling can help everyone by helping us understand our feeling and emotions better. This can also help us work through difficult times. Ultimately it's about caring for our emotional well-being as we would for our own body.
There are different kinds of counselling that suit each person. I am qualified in the person-centred approach. This means I offer compassionate support to clients in a supportive, non-directive way. This enables the client to explore the supportive space in a confidential, non-judgemental environment. I will offer a space to create a therapeutic relationship, which you as an individual or couple, can then use for change and personal growth. You will have greater understanding of yourself, your relationships, and what you are experiencing.
I am also qualified in Trauma Rewind Therapy. This can benefit people who suffer, or have suffered from a traumatic event and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is a gentle but effective way of eliminating the side effects of PTSD, that does not re-traumatise the client.
Counselling can help with the following problems:
- Low self-esteem / self confidence
As a person-centred counsellor, I work with a wide range of people an equally wide range of issues. Whether you are struggling with a certain life event that is difficult to understand and cope with, or an addiction, low confidence, self-esteem or depression, or a bereavement.
I am also qualified to offer counselling to children, I offer therapy through play, to support them in a comfortable environment, and help them through challenging times, whilst building a relationship illustrating how to treat themselves and others..
I offer a safe secure place that they are able to discover and explore their feelings in a confidential environment.
For young people I offer a secure confidential space for them to explore their feelings and emotions in a non judgemental empathic way.
I offer a free 30-minute session to decide whether you feel that counselling is for you. When you come to see me, we will work through your specific worries in a compassionate and supportive way, in a comfortable, confidential space. In this way you will have the security you need to explore the things that are important to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bachelor of Arts: Foundation Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Post Graduate in Certificate in Children and Young people, Strathclyde University (2018)
- British Psychological Society in clinical supervision.
- SEG Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills 2016
- SEG Level 2 Diploma in Counselling Skills 2016
- Dip Level 5 CBT (ongoing)
- Beck Institute Certification in CBT.
- Safeguarding with Adults and Children (2018)
- Workshop of Creative and Therapeutic Play (2018)
- CPD Couples Counselling (2018)
- Understanding and responding to Self- harm (2017)
- Relational Depth with Mick Cooper (2018)
- ASIST workshop in Suicide First Aid (2018)
- Trauma Rewind Therapy (2018)
- Advanced DBS
- Registered ISO
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a Trauma rewind Therapist.
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
I offer a no obligation 30 minute session to see if you feel it could work for you.
My fees are £45 per hour.
For persons in financial hardship please contact to discuss further with me.
I am available by appointment during the day and evenings.