Karen Frodsham MBACP (Accred), Dip Couns. BSc (Hons) Psychol

Karen Frodsham MBACP (Accred), Dip Couns. BSc (Hons) Psychol

North Yorkshire


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About me

I am an Accredited Counsellor, registered since 2002 with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My professional experience as a counsellor extends back to 2000, mainly in the NHS, and I have previous experience as both a midwife and nurse. I offer counselling on either a short term (six to twelve sessions) or long term basis.

Counselling and how I work
Counselling provides the space for you to talk about the situation(s) in your life that you are finding confusing, difficult, distressing, painful, sad or even unbearable.

I believe the therapeutic relationship is an important foundation for counselling. I aim to provide a confidential, safe and supportive environment for us to work together. You will have the opportunity to gain insight and/or increasing awareness about how you relate to your environment, other people, as well as yourself. The patterns you use to live your life may be challenged at times as we explore together how you make sense of your world and the interruptions in your life. As you gain increasing awareness, the choices you make as you live your life are made in conscious awareness, giving you a sense of empowerment.

To see if we would be able to work together, the first meeting is for 30 minutes and there will be no charge. Subsequent sessions are 60 minutes long and are charged for. The first session is an assessment that includes finding a focus for the work we will do. There will be a review half way through the number of sessions we have decided to work together for. Our last session will be a summary of the sessions and ending our work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications

  • Registered General Nurse (RGN) 1987
  • Registered Midwife (RM) 1990
  • European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2000 (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Award Body)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychotherapy 2007 (Open University)

I became interested in counselling when working as a Midwife (1990-2001) in the ante-natal clinic, as a result of working in the Consultant led clinics and teaching in Parentcraft classes. My training was in Gestalt Therapy, combining counselling and some aspects of psychotherapy. I have worked mainly in the NHS; counselling in a Maternity Unit (1999-2010) and in GP Practices (2001-2017).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Birth difficulties and or trauma
Personal development


The first meeting we have is for 30 minutes and there is no charge.
Subsequent sessions are 60 minutes long and are charged for as below.
£40.00 per session for Individuals
£50.00 per session for Couples

Further information

I am a UKRC registered Independent Counsellor. I hold Professional indemnity insurance. I work to the BACP codes of ethics and maintain BACP accreditation through ongoing continuous professional development. I receive regular clinical supervision. I am registered under the Data Protection Act. I have an enhanced DBS check My practice is on the western outskirts of York, on the number 5a bus route and just a few minutes away from the A1237 ring road.

Maps & Directions

York, YO26

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I work on Wednesday & Thursday with appointments between 09.30 to 18.00 hrs.

Types of client