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Karen Dempsey, psychotherapist & clinical supervisor – UKCP-reg

Purley, Surrey, CR8
07956 823501 07956 823501 Registered / Accredited

About me

Hello. I'm Karen, and I offer a confidential space that’s safe and consistent for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and to work through your current difficulties.

Talking therapy can help when you’re feeling stuck, stressed, anxious, sad, lonely, angry, frustrated or hurt. It can help you gain a new perspective and tap into inner resources you never knew you had. It can help you come to terms with your past, challenge unhelpful behaviours and patterns, and create a future that's more authentic.

The gift of weekly therapy is to help you contain emotions that otherwise might spill out and damage other areas of your life. I can help you work on the blocks that have always held you back. I can help you unpick the dynamics that continually lure you into distressing or toxic situations. And I care about helping you identify ways to create the life you were always meant to lead.

I am a qualified, accredited and experienced psychotherapist with an integrative and intuitive approach – meaning I draw on different theories and skills to suit you and the issues you bring to therapy. We can work short or long term, depending on your needs.

I am also a therapist’s therapist, supporting trainee therapists through their diploma courses, and with practising therapists seeking therapy for personal development.

I am UKCP registered, and I abide by the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA/Diploma in Transpersonal Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • Certificate in Working with Complex Trauma
  • Certificate in Online Counselling
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care, Cruse
  • CPD in Integrating CBT Modalities
  • CPD in the Trauma of Miscarriage
  • MA in Creative Writing

I have worked for counselling agencies and charities offering support for a range of issues from bereavement and miscarriage to relationship breakups, anger management, anxiety, depression and midlife crisis. I have also offered counselling to patients at GP surgeries in Lambeth through an IAPT service.

As well as my private practice, I co-ordinate the counselling service for City Lit, Europe's largest centre for adult education. I supervise trainee therapists on placement, and I am also a tutor on a foundation certificate in counselling.

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.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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

Midlife crisis
Menopause
Shame
Writer's block.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Please contact me for details of my fees for therapy. I am also registered with private healthcare providers.

Further information

I offer clinical supervision to groups and on a one-to-one basis, to trainee and qualified therapists.

I offer training courses and workshops on:

  • creative writing for wellbeing.
  • setting up in private practice.
  • empathy for managers.
  • resilience for employees.

Purley
Surrey
CR8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Supervision

I am a qualified and experienced supervisor, offering clinical supervision to individuals and groups.

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Karen Dempsey, psychotherapist & clinical supervisor – UKCP-reg

Karen Dempsey, psychotherapist & clinical supervisor – UKCP-reg