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Karen Green, FdSc, Dip (Couns), Registered MBACP

Winscombe, BS25
07483 844652 07483 844652

About me

Welcome

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

Qualifications

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

Counselling Experience

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.

Training

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
  • Self-harm
  • Therapy for Men
  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and Commitment therapy
  • PTSD and trauma

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

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.

Further information

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)

Winscombe
BS25

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Tuesday 9am-1pm Wednesday 9am-1pm Thursday 9am-3pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Karen Green, FdSc, Dip (Couns), Registered MBACP

Karen Green, FdSc, Dip (Couns), Registered MBACP