Karen Lambert

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MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
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Maidstone, Kent, ME18
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Why counselling?
I am well aware that at times life can be difficult; you may feel anxious, over-whelmed, worried or just not right.  Or you may feel that your past experiences are having an effect on how you deal with things in your life today.  Talking with me could help you in a different way than talking to a friend or family member; you don't need to worry about burdening me or me judging you, which I know may be a concern when talking to others.   I'm here to listen to you and to support you in working things out for yourself.

Who am I?
I am a qualified counsellor and also an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).   I have many years experience of counselling clients on a one-to-one basis, specialising in anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement and domestic abuse.

You have taken the first step towards helping yourself by starting the search for a counsellor. This takes courage and strength, and I can help you build on this - we can look at what is happening in your life, whether you're happy with it or not, what you'd like to change and how to do it.

The first session

Quite often the first counselling session can feel quite daunting, which is a very normal feeling.  We can start off gradually by discussing your expectations, what it is that you'd like to achieve (and it doesn't matter if you don't know exactly, again that's very normal), and how we might work together.

This is also our chance to discuss practical issues such as how often we might meet, and when.


Other information
I have experience of working with both adults and adolescents and am able to offer weekly, fortnightly or ad hoc sessions.  This can be either short- or long-term work. 
I am insured and work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling,

Place2Be Training - Working with Children,

Certificate in Integrated CBT when working with Adolescents

I also have experience of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) techniques, specifically aimed at worrying, ruminating and obsessing.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
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

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per session

£40 for counselling students

When I work

I offer appointments on weekdays from 9.15am to 3pm.

Maidstone, Kent, ME18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

Intermediate German

Karen Lambert
Karen Lambert