About me

I provide a friendly and warm personal, professional counselling service in a confidential setting. My services are offered to adults, children and corporate organisations on a individual basis.  However any children attending counselling must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

I work from an integrative approach which includes Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I understand that each person has different issues so the counselling process will be tailored towards each individual's needs. Strategies and goals will also be explored helping clients to successfully reflect and change their lives.

Besides my private work I run a charitable organisation which offers an onsite counselling service to children within schools in the Northwest. Children can find direct eye contact to be intrusive so additional activities are used to convey their thoughts and feelings through the use of creative interventions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a counsellor in 2008 and hold a Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory. Since then I have acquired a Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People and Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I have also attended training courses specialising in Loss and Bereavement and Sexual Abuse.

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

The initial consultation will be free with no obligation.
Sessional rate is £35.00 per hour

Further information

I am fully insured and hold a CRB certificate. I also attend supervision on a monthly basis.


Type of session

In person
Karen Downey

Karen Downey