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Registered Counsellor MBACP, Adolescents and Adults

About me

Hello, my name is Karen and I provide counselling services for adults and adolescents over the age of 11.

My clients say I am warm, welcoming, calming and easy to talk to. I am committed to supporting you and listening to you and will work at your own pace. I cannot give you the answers but we can work together to gain more insight and understanding of whatever you choose to share.

I understand that taking those first steps towards finding someone to confide in can be nerve wracking which is why I offer a no obligation free 15 minute telephone/video call consultation to discuss your needs so we can ascertain if we can work together.

After this, if you wish to go ahead I offer 50 minute face to face sessions from my garden room situated on the borders of Southend-on-sea and Eastwood, Essex.

Alternatively, I also offer video counselling via Zoom or Teams.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

The Olive Tree Centre, Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Essex- Providing counselling for adults (2018-2021)

ASC (Adolescent Support Clinic) Wellbeing Clinic, Bridgwater Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex- Providing counselling for adolescents age 11-18 within the clinic and at local senior schools

The Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex- Providing counselling for adolescents age 11-18

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

£45 for 50 minute counselling sessions

Further information

I am fully insured and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2

Rayleigh, Essex, SS6

Type of session

In person