Karen Elliott Reg MBACP (Accredited)
As a Counsellor who has been qualified and practicing for 13 years, I have achieved accredited membership of the BACP. This means that it has been recognised that I am a professional who has achieved high standards of knowledge, experience and development and is a guide to help clients to make an informed decision when choosing a therapist. By attending regular training, self-development and supervision activities I am updating my skills regularly. I then integrate theses skills within my practice.
My experience has been gained by working with adults, young people and children in many different settings, including work place wellbeing companies, Insurance Companies, Changing Lives and Doncaster Mind where I have gained an extensive knowledge of domestic abuse, childhood and adult sexual abuse, confidence and low self esteem, bereavement and loss issues. I also work as a school counsellor.
My aim is to provide a private space so that we can both work together to reach your goals. The ethical framework I work within means quality standards for good practice are ensured so you receive the best service. In my experience counselling can help you to find your own answer to your issues including:-
· Learning new ways to cope with stress, anxiety and depression
· Managing anger
· Becoming more assertive
· Feeling more self confident
· Improving your communication skills
· Understand more about loss and bereavement
· Turning negative thinking patterns into positive ones
· Better able to trust your own judgment
· Have a greater understanding of yourself and what your goals are.
If you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed and are looking for someone to talk to about your issues, I offer a free initial chat by phone to answer any questions you may have.
My work with children and young people involves creating an informal, relaxed, safe place to explore issues and feelings that have a negative effect on behaviours and I offer talking therapies or other creative methods such as art or play.
"I now have an inner confidence, it has helped me to recognise and manage my emotions, gain self belief and acceptance of who I am." Client S
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
- Certificate in Brief Interventions Practice and Theory
- Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
- Working with Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT
- Understanding Trauma
- Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
- Bereavement by Suicide
- Loss and Bereavement
- Confidence and Self Esteem - Developing Assertiveness Skills
- Working with Sexual Issues
- Understanding and Stopping Addictive behaviour
- Working with Lesbian, Gay and Bi-sexual Young People
- Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
- Safeguarding - Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
I hold full Indemnity Insurance and a current DBS check.
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.
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
One to one counselling £40 (up to one hour)
The first meeting is a no obligation meeting for you to think about whether you are ready to explore your issue and what you would like to achieve in counselling, as well as finding out if I am the right person for you to work with.
Enquiries welcomed from EAP providers.
I offer appointments during the daytime and evening and I work from a Therapy room that is easily accessible from Doncaster town centre. There is disabled access, parking available outside the centre and a regular bus service.
If negative thoughts are holding you back and and you want to make a positive change, call me on 07969 427502 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will endeavour to contact you within 24 hours.