Karen Hayward

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MA, PGDip (Int), PGDip (CYP), RGN, MBACP
Available for new clients
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Abergavenny, NP7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

If you have come to my profile, you are seeking support. I would like to reassure you that the therapy I offer will be tailored to your or your family's needs and will be facilitated in a warm, non-judgmental, confidential manner. As a therapist I believe it is such a privilege and responsibility being allowed into your life enabling you to facilitate change. Following retiring from nursing I have focussed on developing my clinical practice within psychotherapy/counselling studying at many levels. I have gained experience in many areas including trauma, abuse, bereavement, anxiety, depression etc. working with children and adults.
I have trained interactively that is that is I have studied many types of counselling enabling me to tailor your therapy to meet your needs. I have completed a MA in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy and other Post Graduate studies in counselling individuals, couples, family and Children and young people. I use creativity in therapy allowing you to explore your issued from a different perspective.
It is my aim to creating a safe and supportive space for my clients to explore their issues and develop strategies to deal with them. Change is a scary process it is my desire to support you through the process enabling you to realise your full potential. It would be a privilege to travel this journey with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications include:

  • MA Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy (2022)
  • Diploma Clinical Supervision (2020)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Counselling Children and Young People (2015)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Counselling (Integrative) (2014)
  • Sexual Abuse Level 6 (2015)
  • AQA Level 4 Diploma (2013)
  • AQA level 3 Certificate (2012)
  • Christian Counselling Level 2 & 3 (2015)
  • CRUSE Awareness in Bereavement Care (2013), CRUSE counselling Children and young people (2015), CRUSE bereavement group work course (2014), CRUSE Supervision (2016)
  • Crisis Pregnancy & Baby Loss
  • Experience: following qualifying in 2013 I have gained experience in agencies dealing with trauma, abuse, baby loss, crisis pregnancy, cancer, chronic conditions, bereavement PTSD and counselling in secondary school. I also have many years experience in Private Practice. I have experience working with all age groups from adults to children and with individuals, couples and families. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are per £50 individual sessions and £60 for couple or group sessions, sessions lasting 50 minutes. However, this can be reduced depending on your circumstances.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Abergavenny, NP7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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