Karen Hanson

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Accredited Member MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Horsham RH12 & Haywards Heath RH16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I support people who find themselves in a difficult place in their lives, maybe feeling low and demotivated, maybe really worried and anxious, maybe constantly being upset, maybe feeling lost in life or struggling with low self-esteem, who are looking for support to get through it from someone outside of their family and friends. There may be that one thing that keeps going round and round in your mind, which could be work, or a relationship difficulty, or something in the past, or it could be a lot of different things or a general sense of something not being OK that just won’t budge.

To help you to move through this challenging time, I provide a confidential listening ear, tailored for you, to explore and to work through what you are struggling with, to process your thoughts and emotions. Having this support, being heard and believed, can be a huge relief in itself as well as supporting you in moving forward.

As a part of the process of working through your current concerns with me, we are likely to consider things that you experienced in the past. This helps in understanding yourself and your ways of relating and expressing yourself that you developed. Seeing this can help in understanding your situation now more clearly and also support you in living with more choice now. 

I offer both short-term and long-term counselling in person from rooms in Horsham, Haywards Heath and on-line. I would love to hear from you to you to see how I can support you through whatever it is that has drawn you to looking into counselling at this point in your life. If you have any questions or concerns before getting started, please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor with a number of years of experience of working in Private Practice and in Community Counselling organisations in Tunbridge Wells and Horsham, supporting adults working through their psychological struggles. 

I have previously worked in industry, education and the charity sector both overseas and in the UK.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Mid-life stress
  • Questioning faith identity
  • Boarding School Syndrome
  • Cross-Cultural struggles including re-entry

Therapies offered

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free introductory 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.  After that, we can arrange a first consultation session to find out more and decide together on what meets your needs best at this time. 

I offer short-term (6-12 sessions) or open-ended longer-term counselling. Please send me an e-mail if you are interested in finding out more.

When I work

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

26 Worthing Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12

Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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