Karen Eley, MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy, registered MBACP.
As a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist I am aware of how important it is for people to feel comfortable enough to talk through their difficulties.
If you have been experiencing a crisis or a sudden change in your life, or struggle with long term issues and feel that you no longer can cope, I may be able to help. Talking it through together can help you understand your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and really make sense of your experiences.
I offer a safe, secure, confidential and non-judgemental environment, where you will be treated with compassion and respect. We can work together to bring about positive and effective changes in your life, enhance your sense of well-being and help build resilience, so you can cope better with the challenges that life often presents.
Therapy can last just for a few sessions and sometimes just one session can be enough or it may continue over several weeks or months, depending on your individual needs. This is something that can be discussed at the beginning and throughout the course of therapy.
I am an Integrative therapist, which means I am trained in a number of different theoretical approaches (Person-Centred, Attachment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Systemic Family Practice) and so I can apply my skills to meet your individual needs.
I work from home and offer short term and long term therapy.
At your first meeting there is an opportunity for you to ask me any questions you may have before deciding on the right therapy for you.
I am a registered practitioner of the BACP. Membership No. 098084
My training is BACP Accredited to ensure a high standard of safe and ethical practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Derby (2012)
Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Derby (2013)
MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy – University of Derby (2014)
Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychotherapies (Systemic Family Practice) – University of Manchester (2015)
Certificate in Education – University of Derby (2005)
MA in Culture Studies – University of Derby (1997)
BA (Hons) Literature & Creative Writing – University of Derby (1995)
Awareness in Bereavement Care: The Foundation Course Level 2 - CRUSE (2013)
Death and Grief from Different Faith Perspectives - CRUSE (2014)
Anger & Anxiety Gremlin Training - Collins-Donnelly Consultancy (2015)
Resilence: Ordinary magic and learnable skills - Young Minds Professionals (2015)
Non- Violence Resistance Training - Derbyshire County County (2016)
The MST approach to work with young people with conduct problems - DAFT (2015)
Body Dysmorpic Disorder Training - Body Charity (2014)
Morrisby Training - Morrisby.com (2011)
Diploma in Careers Education - Nottingham Trent University (2008)
NVQ in Guidance Level 4 - OCR (2004)
Professional Development Certificate in Personal, Social and Health Education -Roehampton University (2009)
I have a wealth of experience working with adults, young people and children, families and couples in the voluntary sector and local authority. I have worked extensively in depression, self-harm, behavioural (conduct) disorders, relationship issues, abuse, low self-esteem, self-criticism, shame, bereavement, trauma, loss and dealing with anger.
I help individuals and families through using different theoretical models and therapeutic tools to help solve personal, emotional and behavioural concerns which affect daily lives.
Systemically I help couples, family members and others who care about each other to talk about difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views. To appreciate each other’s needs, to build on strengths and to make positive changes in their relationships and their lives.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Family and relationship issues
Counselling Young People
Morrisby - Psychometric Testing
Coping with redundancy or work related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Counselling: £45 per 50 minute session
Relationship/Couples Counselling: £50 per hour
Family Counselling: £50 per hour
Telephone counselling: £45 per 50 minute session
I accept the below payment methods:
Quiet location, easy parking.
Evening and weekend sessions available.
If you wish to speak to me for an informal chat or for any cancellations please contact me on my mobile: 07850368139. If I am unavailable please leave a message and I will call you back.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evenings and Weekends.