Karen Harris MBACP (Accred), PG Diploma CBT Counselling/Psychotherapy

Karen Harris MBACP (Accred), PG Diploma CBT Counselling/Psychotherapy

68 Clos Llysfaen
Lisvane
Cardiff
South Glam
CF14 0UP

07971 902155

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68 Clos Llysfaen
Lisvane
Cardiff
South Glam
CF14 0UP

07971 902155

About me

I am a qualified, accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR therapist, who specialises in trauma, anxiety and depression and aims to help you get back on track quickly.  Using both CBT and EMDR we tailor therapy to your individual needs, circumstances and goals. I am members of both the BACP, BABCP and EMDR Europe and offer a safe, confidential space where there is respect, a warm understanding and sensitive encouragement to explore your problems to help develop new ways of coping.

CBT is the recommended therapy by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), as it is proven to be effective at treating a wide range of emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression. It looks at how our thoughts affect how we feel and how these feelings directly influence behaviour. Have you ever stopped and taken note of what you were thinking when you felt a change in mood? Have you noticed how you behaved when you felt that way? Through CBT you can gain an awareness of: Why is this happening to me, why now and why will my problems not go away? In our sessions it will be possible to teach you invaluable skills that will enable you to manage difficult emotions now and in the future.

EMDR is effective at dealing with trauma, and the treatment of choice recommended by NICE.  Therapy targets the unprocessed memories that contain the negative emotions, sensations and beliefs and allows normal processing of the memory.  This incorporates new education, skills and perspectives into the memory to enable functioning and future successes.

My experience includes a wide variety of environments in the private sector and NHS and I  deal with mild-complex psychological issues. I effectively with trauma, all anxiety disorders, depression, substance misuse, chronic pain and bereavement, grief and loss.

I provide therapy in a very private location, which is close to bus and train routes, with free off road parking.  Our work together will be confidential in a warm, caring, comfortable setting.  You will be given the opportunity to understand difficult emotional triggers, risk, stress and depression and find ways to achieve more clarity, balance and happiness in your life.  We will work so you really feel truly heard and understood.

I also am continually embracing new ways of working through continued professional development, to enhance my skills and clinical work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (2012)

Advanced Diploma in Counselling (2011)

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling (2007)

Certificate in Counselling (2005)

Bereavement, Grief and Loss Training (Cruse)

MBA (non related) 2002

Additional Completed Training Courses/Workshops

EMDR Part 1,2, 3 and 4 (working towards accreditation)

Trauma focused therapy PTSD

Medically unexplained symptoms and health anxiety

Trauma and dissociation

ACT (Acceptance and commitment therapy)

CBT and Insomnia

Working with perfectionism

Integrative behavioural therapy for couples therapy

Mindfulness

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sadness
Loneliness
Facing Change
Painful memories

Fees

Counselling sessions are £50 and last an hour.

I would suggest just making an appointment for one session.   This would give you the opportunity to see if you would like to work together with me.   If you wish to continue then further sessions can be booked in.  

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to call or email me. It will give us both the opportunity to discuss your needs further.

Maps & Directions

Cardiff, CF14 0UP

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme