Karen Hardy BA (Hons), MBACP, Cert Hyp CS, Ad PLTA
Within my private practise I work with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, lack of self worth/self esteem and confidence, bullying, abuse, self harm and relationship problems. I also have experience with complex PTSD, PTSD, and recently gained a first in my BA (hons) where i researched into emotional abuse, coercive behaviour, trauma bonding and narcissism within an intimate relationship.
I also currently work part time as a trauma counsellor for a charity working predominately with young girls, teenagers and women who have experienced sexual violence, rape, childhood abuse and/or domestic abuse. Within my training i worked at a local women's refuge gaining extensive experience.
I offer a warm, relaxed and confidential space for you to explore challenges being faced. Counselling enables you to come to terms with experiences of life and to gain awareness and clarity in a non-judgmental and empathic way.
I work in an integrative way which means I can draw on a wide range of theapeutic approaches which best to you and your situation.
I believe within a therapeuitc relationship the most important factor is to have strong, trusting and safe therapeutic relationship where we can explore your difficulties and gain an understanding of any underlying causes.
I hope a current DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service).
I have full professional indemnity & Liability insurance.
Parking is available and I can offer flexible appointment times.
I am a fully trained hypnotherapist, Reiki master and past life regression therapist and believe in a holistic approach to therapy and healing.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (hons) in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Professional diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling practise Prof.Dip Psy C.
Advanced diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling Ad Dip PC.
Chrysalis certificate in Hypnotherapy Cert Hyp CS.
Advanced diploma in past life therapy
Reiki Master Practioner
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Narcissism in relationships
Abuse - physical, sexual, financial, psychological, emotional,
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£50 per hour for adults
£40 per hour for children
£60 per hour for couples
Facebook - Tree of Life Therapies Essex
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am happy to travel to clients but this entail my travelling costs and time
- Tuesdays between 9-5
- Wednesday between 6-8
- Thursdays between 9-7
- Saturday between 9-6
Types of client