Karen Hartley, Reg. BACP, Dip, Adv.Dip
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
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.
"Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways." Sigmund Freud
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments are largely available off-peak (after 6pm) and Saturdays.
Types of client