Karen Green, FdSc, Dip (Couns), Registered MBACP
It is not always easy to seek support or to know who best can help us. As a qualified, experienced counsellor, I can offer you a warm, safe, empathic space to explore what that support might be.
What I can offer
Building a trusting relationship between me and my client is at the foundation of my practice, underpinned by my training in humanistic theories. Recognising that we are all individuals with different needs, I am able to explore your feelings with you and working together we can find the right way forward.
Bringing my integrative skills into our sessions, we may choose to use different techniques such as CBT based exercises or creative methods. In line with a person-centred approach, I will be led by you in whatever you feel comfortable to experience.
We can't always change our circumstances but we can build resilience to better cope with our situation. My experience has shown me the hope that the counselling process brings and this continually fuels my passion for the positive outcomes that we can achieve.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdSc in Counselling - Bath Spa University
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - Weston College
I have held voluntary roles in charitable settings and also been employed as the manager of a counselling team, working with both long and short-term clients. These positions allowed me to gain experience of a broad range of presenting issues with adults of all ages and gender. I have particular expertise in bereavement and the issues encountered by those in a caring role.
Managing a team staffed by qualified and trainee counsellors afforded me understanding in supporting and mentoring mature students in their training. This was further developed in my time tutoring counselling skills at a local University Centre.
To fulfill the BACP requirement for continued personal professional development, I ensure regular training. As an example, recent one day courses have covered topics such as:
- Understanding Shame
- Using creative methods
- Working with Anger
- Historical sexual abuse
- Living Bereavements
- Domestic abuse
- Therapy for Men
- Acceptance and Commitment therapy
- PTSD and trauma
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
30 minute initial consultation - free
I offer this so that you can take the opportunity to meet with me to discuss your needs and so that we can decide if you would like us to work together.
60 minute individual counselling session - £35
A small number of concessionary places are available for those on low income and for counselling students – please ask me for details.
As a registered member of the BACP, I work within the Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions.
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and have recently renewed both safeguarding adults and advanced inter agency child protection certificates.
I work from a quiet, comfortable room in Winscombe, North Somerset, with parking and a bus stop close by. (NB my practice room is up a short flight of stairs)