Karen Hartley, Reg. BACP, Dip, Adv.Dip

Karen Hartley, Reg. BACP, Dip, Adv.Dip



07535 521730

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07535 521730

About me

Have you ever felt like life's problems are too much? That things seem to be going from bad to worse and no one quite understands your feelings? Counselling can often provide a safe space for you to discuss whatever's on your mind without being judged.

You may be feeling stressed, anxious, having problems with an addiction or maybe your relationship has hit a rough patch?

Many people can associate with one or more of these problems and may not have the answers or techniques needed to improve a situation. I believe having a safe space to express your thoughts and feelings can help make sense of what’s happening and help you live a happier life.

I am a qualified therapist with over four years experience and registered BACP member with extensive training on how to support people. What’s discussed in the room is strictly confidential and provides you with the opportunity to discuss your life experiences in a non-judgemental, empathic environment. I won’t offer advice but assist in taking action toward your goals and what’s important to you. The key difference is that the session is all about you and your well-being.

It's important my clients feel comfortable within sessions. I work in a humanistic, confidential, client centred way to help you explore problematic areas and support you moving forward. Displaying warmth is important me as it often sets the tone for the therapeutic relationship.

I offer long term or short term face to face work as well as Skype sessions.

I can’t guarantee my style of therapy will suit your taste but I’d really like the chance to work with you if:

  • You want to make a change
  • You’re willing to invest the time to make it happen
  • You’re prepared to put in the work with my support

Training, qualifications & experience

CPPD Counselling School

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling

Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling

Training in Time Limited Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics

Birkbeck University of London

Introduction to Counselling Certificate

I am experienced in relationship issues, addressing anxiety and stress, depression and eating disorders.

Continuous professional development is an integral part of my practice.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I offer clients a free 20-minute phone consultation allowing you the opportunity to discuss your needs and expectations. There is no obligation to take the therapy further.

The fee is £75 for individuals, with each session lasting 50 minutes.

I can offer a discount on block booked sessions.

Further information

"Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways." Sigmund Freud

Maps & Directions

London, W1W
London, SW5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Appointments are largely available off-peak (after 6pm) and Saturdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults