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Karen Dibbens BSc (Hons) Dip Couns. MBACP

Christchurch, Dorset, BH23
07890 239872 07890 239872
Christchurch, Dorset, BH23

About me

Please note - at present due to the COVID-19 situation I am only able to undertake video link counselling or phone Counselling.


I offer a warm, safe and confidential space for you to be listened to.

I work at your pace helping you to explore what you really want both from the counselling therapy and then concentrating more specifically on areas in your life/relationships you'd like to change or improve.

If you have problems that keep going around and around in your head. If you are unhappy and can't identify why. If you are really struggling to cope with life :-

Counselling can offer an amazingly good emotional release, offering you the comfort of feeling truly listened to. I will endeavour to offer empathy and be completely non-judgemental of whatever information you bring to the session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience of working with family issues.   Relationship breakdown, divorce. Anger management, bereavement, conflicts with parents, children, friends.
Domestic violence and rape.

I have worked with those with low self esteem, depression and anxiety.

I have also worked with those with Drug and Alcohol addictions. As well as the partners of those with addictions.

Applied Psychology and Computing Bsc (Hons)
Counselling Diploma

PTTLS Teaching Qualification

Member organisations

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Domestic Violence, childhood abuse. Addictions including drugs, alcohol and gambling. Sexual abuse in childhood and rape.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Photos & videos

Fees

£55. Per 50 minute therapy session.

£70. per 50 minute therapy session for couples

Initial assessment 1/2 hour appointment. £35 for individuals

£45 for couples Initial assessment.  

This is your chance to meet me and see whether therapy,

my type of therapy and me as an individual therapist feels the right fit for you.

Further information

I offer no obligation initial assessment. This is your chance to meet me and see whether Counselling, my type of counselling style, feels the right fit for you.

I am a member of the BACP British Association of Counselling Psychotherapists.

Christchurch
Dorset
BH23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

My therapy room is located up a small flight of stairs.

Availability

Morning, afternoon and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Karen Dibbens BSc (Hons) Dip Couns.  MBACP

Karen Dibbens BSc (Hons) Dip Couns. MBACP