Karen Lafferty - Continuum Counselling (MBACP Accred)

Karen Lafferty - Continuum Counselling (MBACP Accred)

North Lanarkshire

07850 638450

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About me

Welcome to Continuum Counselling - My name is Karen Lafferty, and I am a BACP accredited  Counsellor.

I have worked as a counsellor for a number of years across a variety of different settings from NHS, to charities. I have training in CBT, which can be helpful for client struggling with anxiety, depression, phobias & OCD. I have several years of experience in the field of addictions and have supported clients with alcohol, drug, and gambling addictions.

I 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 aim to provide affordable counselling through a variety of different mediums - Counselling can be carried out face to face in the North Lanarkshire area, by telephone, by Skype, or by email exchange - which ever is most comfortable and convenient for you. I am happy to provide you with a free initial 15 minute consultation to help you decide if counselling is right for you. This will take place by telephone, or Video Call.

Evening and Weekend appointments available

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)

I am committed to ongoing Continuing Professional Development, and have completed training in the following :-

* Counselling Couples
* Supporting parents when a baby or child dies
* ASIST Suicide Prevention
* Trauma Defusing
* Alcohol Awareness
* Alcohol Brief Interventions
* Self Harm Awareness
* Working with couples and families
* Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Face to Face Individual sessions - £40 per session (50 mins)

Face to Face Couple Counselling - £55 per session (90 mins)

Telephone Counselling - £30 per session (50 mins)

Online Counselling - £30 per session (50 mins)

Email Counselling - £30 per exchange

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.

Maps & Directions

Holytown, ML1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Evening and Weekend appointments available

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I currently offer supervision to counsellors, trainee counsellors, and those using counselling skills in their role.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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