About me

I am a professionally qualified counsellor (MBACP) who provides tailored individual counselling, both online and in person, for adults. I am committed to providing thoughtful, supportive, high quality care to those I work with.

Finding your way through times when life does not seem to be working - whether that is due to an event that has happened or having a sense that things that used to work are not working for you any more - can be a struggle and can be isolating and lead to wondering who you are now and being unclear how to move ahead. To help you navigate your way through this time, I would support you, by bringing compassion, curiosity and insight, based on my psychodynamic training, in a confidential space, to help you in finding your way forward to live life more freely and more fully.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a background of working in community counselling organisations, in Tunbridge Wells and Horsham, and in Private Practice, supporting people working through their particular struggles. 

Having worked in Education, the Charity sector and Industry, both in the UK and overseas, before working as a Counsellor, I bring rich life experience to my work.

One of my core values is to value each person - with their unique experiences, background and circumstances and so it is important for me to meet you where and who you are now.  In working together we would be likely to explore not only where you are now, but also how you got here, to help support you in working towards more freedom in choosing the way that you go forward with your life.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding School Syndrome

Cultural Stress

Re-entry after living overseas

Mid-life stress

Therapies offered


From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

It can feel daunting looking for a counsellor that you would like to work with.  Since I feel it is important for you to find a counsellor who is a good fit for you, I offer a complimentary twenty minute telephone or video-conferencing call to help work out if we are a good fit and to answer any questions you may have.  Please drop me a line if you are interested in finding out more.


I have various availabilities both during the day and evening.  Please contact me to find out if our availabilities match.

West Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Online platforms

Karen Hanson

Karen Hanson