Continuum Counselling & Therapy Services (MBACP Accred)
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Welcome to Continuum Counselling & Therapy Services - I'm Karen, and I am a BACP accredited Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor with over 11 years experience of supporting clients.
Entering in to counselling can be a big decision, and an important factor in how helpful therapy will be is how comfortable you feel with your therapist. I work in a person centred way to help you identify what it is that's holding you back and help you to find strategies and tools to make changes in your world. For many clients the real change happens when they feel heard, understood and respected.
I have worked as a counsellor since qualifying in 2010, and have a specialist interest in Bereavement including pregnancy loss, supporting parents when a child dies and also working with couples who have experienced the death of their child. I am committed to providing clients with the dignity and respect they deserve as outlined in the Bereavement Charter for Scotland (more information on this can be found here http://www.sad.scot.nhs.uk/bereavement-charter/ )
I am also a qualified mindfulness meditation teacher, and can work with clients who have an interest in mindfulness to look at how they can use this to support their mental health and wellbeing.
My practice is based online and I offer the option of both telephone and Zoom sessions, depending on your preference.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA(Hons) Psychology - University of the West of Scotland
PG Cert Counselling Skills - Strathclyde University
PG Dip Counselling - Strathclyde University
PG Cert In CBT - Institute of Counselling (accredited by the University of the West of Scotland)
Cert Online Counselling Skills - Online Training for Counsellors (accredited by CPCAB)
Meditation Teacher Diploma - ISSAH
I am committed to ongoing Continuing Professional Development, and receive monthly counselling supervision in line with BACP guidance to ensure my practice is both ethical and in line with current best practice guidance.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Online Couple Counselling - £70 per session (90 mins)
Telephone Counselling - £45 per session (50 mins)
Online Counselling (Zoom) - £45 per session (50 mins)
All fees must be paid at the start of the session. If you cancel a session with less than 24hrs notice you will be responsible for payment of the missed session.
I offer a limited number of reduce fee sessions for clients on a low income/ students. Please contact me to discuss this.
When I work
I work flexible hours to suit my business needs, and personal wellbeing.
If you have specific availability, please do contact me to discuss.