Karen Kennedy

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Counsellor/Therapist MBACP - BACP Registered
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Life can be hectic, stressful, and at times you might find it overwhelming, possibly causing you anxiety and stress, and sometimes even leaving you feeling sad, down or simply "stuck".

Perhaps your confidence and self esteem have taken a hit and you are struggling to see a way forward. I get that. If this resonates - you do not need to experience this alone - I can help.

I work in a person-centred way with my clients, meaning I will work alongside you, offering you support as you navigate through your current issues and challenges.

Dealing with big changes or conflicts around your relationships, work, family and day-to-day life itself can be hard, and counselling can allow you to pause for a minute, take a breath, talk it out and be properly heard.

Having that opportunity to put you first, allowing yourself both the physical and mental space to find the answers can be transformative, and can lead you to a stronger and more positive place in your life.

You may find in our sessions that several things are going on for you and you might not know where to start. This is not uncommon at all. Nothing is off limits and if you are open to exploring with me then we can walk the journey together with no judgment, just compassion. I can help you navigate this uncertain time you have found yourself in.

Whether you have a short number of sessions with me or longer, you will always be at the centre of our sessions and I will be there for you, listening and supporting you by offering you a consistently safe, confidential space, where you can gain a clearer understanding of where you are and what changes you can make to feel more positive and confident moving forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • B.A Hons in English and American Studies

8 years experience working with young people aged 16+  in further education. Providing academic and pastoral support for students with Autism/ADHD/Dyslexia

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have particular experience of working with clients in Addiction.

Therapies offered


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£45.00 per 50-minute session.

I understand seeking counselling can seem like a big step and if you've never experienced therapy before you might be nervous about how it all works.

With this in mind, I like to offer a free 20 minute telephone chat so that we can introduce ourselves. It is an opportunity for us to discuss how we can work together on your counselling journey.

If you want to take the next step why not book a slot now for a time that works for you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can be flexible with my availability as I offer counselling in person, online and via the telephone. 

Further information

I offer short term (6-8 sessions) or long term 6 months+

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My counselling place is in the centre of Hitchin town close to parking and shops. My room is on the ground floor and there is access to toilets.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams