Karen Hart

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Dip. Couns. MBACP
Available for new clients
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Tonbridge, Kent, TN11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I believe passionately that counselling can be transformative for clients who may have aspects of their life they are struggling with. Being open to change and finding a counsellor you feel comfortable with, are both key to personal growth and effective change.

I offer a confidential, warm, empathic, and safe space in Hildenborough for you to join me in exploring those challenging areas of your life which might include relationships with others and perhaps also yourself.

What is counselling?

An opportunity to sit with a trained professional who will listen without judgment, facilitate exploration of your difficulties which leads to greater understanding of what is right for you and what your needs might be - often leading to positive change.

It is the development of a boundaried, therapeutic relationship between us which promotes and supports healing and growth.

It is a regular commitment to yourself, of weekly therapy to offer the greatest chance of change being effective.

What to expect in your first session

A free 30 minute telephone discussion when we will discuss what has brought you to counselling and where we can both assess if we feel we can work together. I will also be asking for some background information and other basic medical questions to ensure I am competent to work with you.

If I feel I am unable to support your requirements I will refer you on to other organisations or individuals that may be able to.

Ongoing sessions

Once we have agreed to work together with a day and time each week for our sessions, then our work is led by you. You are your own expert and together, we can build an understanding of your world and in sessions, consider alternative ways of being which may be more useful and effective. The relationship we build will offer opportunities for reflection and a greater understanding of what may be holding you back, keeping you stuck, and also, what supports you and enables you to grow.

We can work for a specified number of weeks or until you feel you are ready to end our sessions - regular reviews of our work will enable us to ensure we are addressing your needs and for changes to be made if and when required.The focus is on you, your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and how you respond to any intervention will guide us.

I work with Adults and use a mix of theories as an integrative counsellor. Creative work is an option always, and I'll be led by you if you feel this is a way you would like to work.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling - BACP accredited.
  • Cert. Counselling Studies - CPCAB
  • Cert. Counselling Skills - CPCAB
  • Registered member of BACP.

I have a private practice based in Hildenborough and have worked as a school counsellor working with Young People aged 11-18 as part of Kent Counselling for Schools. In addition, I currently work within an NHS setting having worked with Young People and now Adults only and have previously worked with West Kent Mind as a counsellor working with Adults.

Member organisations

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.


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£55 with some affordable places available

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have available sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings with the last session at 7pm.

Tonbridge, Kent, TN11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)