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About me

Providing Counselling and Therapy in the Lincolnshire Wolds area. I currently have two therapy rooms available, one in Swaby and one in Legbourne. Both rooms are quiet, relaxing spaces that will enable therapy sessions to take place in a confidential environment.

I am also now working online via Zoom and find this has worked really well with clients. Many have found that being in the comfort of their own home makes discussing issues easier. Why not give it a go! Using this platform means I am not restricted geographically, so if you don’t live in Lincolnshire, I can still see you as a client. Also, if you have mobility problems or can’t drive, you can still have access so a fully qualified counsellor.

Marellis Counselling and Therapy can offer support to help unravel those challenging times that life often throws at us. By using an integrated approach, I can help you find the appropriate skills to allow you to move forward.

I am experienced in working with the following issues:

  • anxiety and stress
  • panic attacks and self-harm
  • grief and loss
  • self-esteem and low confidence
  • family and relationship issues, divorce and separation
  • PTSD, abuse and domestic violence
  • problems faced by children and young people, such as bullying and young carers
  • Disabilities, such as autism and ADHD
  • OCD and phobias

Please feel free to call or email, to discuss your situation and book a therapy session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I specialise in working with Children and Young people and have experience in school and college Counselling services. My work often involves creative therapies and can be adapted to work with individual needs.

I also have a varied experience of working with adults and have supported clients through difficult times in their lives. I have a person-centred counselling background but also incorporate other theories into my work. During the lockdown period this year I have also completed comprehensive online training.

I am qualified to Level 5 diploma (which included a CBT unit) and my Level 4 Diploma specialised in working with children and young people. I am also a Registered member of the BACP and Associate member of APCCA.   I am continuing my training with relevant workshops and more recently I’ve completed the “Person Centred Creative Arts” course, run by APCCA.

Examples of Issues I have worked with are:

Anxiety, self-harm, abuse, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem, gender identity, grief and bereavement, anger issues, stress, depression, panic attacks, PTSD, domestic violence, goal-based outcomes and coaching skills.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked with children and young people using creative therapies, which have proved to be very successful. I use my own materials and toys that can be used by clients in the therapeutic process. Working online is not a barrier to creative therapies, I have trained to work with various creative techniques, such as guided visualisation and have access to many resources suitable for using with online therapy.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Photos & videos


Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My usual fee is £40 per hour session

Online Sessions via Zoom £40 per hour session


Normal hours are Monday to Friday 9 - 5.30 pm but please contact us to see if we can help, if not within these hours.
Online sessions are more flexible.

Further information

During the pandemic restrictions, I have worked with clients online and find this type of therapy offers a personalised approach, just as well as face-to-face work. Often clients feel more comfortable in their own homes and in my experience, this has worked extremely well.



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms



Marellis Counselling and Therapy - Karen Hawkins-Trigg (MBACP) reg. (APCCA)

Marellis Counselling and Therapy - Karen Hawkins-Trigg (MBACP) reg. (APCCA)