Karen Doyle, Integrative Counsellor, (MBACP) Registered
There are times when life can feel like an uphill struggle.
Are you feeling anxious but not sure why? Struggling with relationships or overwhelming feelings of sadness? Experiencing work related stress? Maybe aspects from your past or repeated childhood patterns and behaviours are preventing you from moving on? You may have experienced a loss or a bereavement.
Sometimes we can be faced with challenges in life that prevent us from coping with everyday situations and when left unaddressed, will continue to have a negative impact on our well being, resulting in issues such as anxiety or panic disorder, depression, low self esteem or feelings of distress or hopelessness.
How can counselling help?
I'ts about investing in time for yourself to talk about and explore the thoughts, feelings and situations that are causing your distress or having a negative impact on your life and your relationships. I am here to listen to and work with you, providing you with the support and the tools to enable you to navigate your way through your difficulties, increasing the awareness of your true self, the self that quite often gets lost along the way. Armed with this new increased self awareness, you will be empowered to make choices and changes with more clarity and understanding.
I work with both adults and young people and from my private practice in Kings Langley, can provide you with a safe, confidential, non judgemental space.
How do I work?
I work from an integrative perspective which means I can call on different theoretical approaches in order to provide a treatment that is the most beneficial for you. This may involve taking a journey into your past, setting some future goals or expressing your feelings in a more creative way in the room.
I fully appreciate how difficult it can be to take that first step to talk to someone and offer an initial free 30 minute session where I will hopefully put your mind at ease. This can be carried out face to face or by telephone. I also encourage you to email me with any questions you may have prior to our initial session and aim to reply to all emails within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Certificate In Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
I am committed to further ongoing training as part of my professional development and regularly attend CPD training events which to date include:
- Sandtray Therapy
- Anger Management
- Working creatively with Anxiety
- Working with our inner child
- Working with autism
- Working Creatively with Bereavement
- Supporting bereaved children and young people with additional needs
- Childhood sexual abuse
I have also Co facilitated anxiety group workshops for young people.
As well as my private practice, I work within schools and a Pupil Referral Unit, offering counselling to parents and children who are unable to attend mainstream school. I also work as a Therapeutic Services Coordinator. Within these roles, I have gained extensive experience working with both adults and young people presenting with issues such as anger, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, abuse and trauma.
I have previously worked on hospital wards and within a hospice, offering support to patients with life limiting illnesses.
Experience of supporting people with a cancer diagnosis and those undergoing treatment.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial assessment for us to meet and find out a little bit about what has brought you to counselling and what you would like to achieve from our sessions together. This will also be an opportunity for you to see whether I am someone you would like to work with before committing yourself to counselling. This initial session is free and will take approx 30 mins. Alternatively, this can be carried out over the telephone if this is more convenient.
Thereafter, sessions are for a duration of 50mins on a weekly basis, at the cost of £50 per session. All sessions are to be paid for in full at the beginning or end of each session.
I ask for 48 hours notice to cancel or reschedule a session before full payment is due.
I am open to discuss concessionary rates.
I offer a reduced rate for trainee counsellors.
Concessions offered for
Please feel free to call and leave a message or send me an email. I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours. All calls and emails are treated with complete confidentiality.
I am fully insured and I hold an enhanced DBS certificate
There is ample free parking provided