Karen Lawley MBACP Reg.
I have spent a majority of my career working with clients struggling with addictions and the underlying issues that can trigger this, i.e. abuse, self esteem, personality disorders, behavioural issues, depression and anxiety.
I am calm, grounded and insightful and I believe people can be empowered to find their own answers in life with the trust and support of a professional counsellor.
If you are finding it difficult to cope with life, going round and round in circles, I will support, encourage, challenge, while never judging you to help you find your way back onto the right path. I believe that people must understand and acknowledge their past in order to deal with the impact this has on their life in the here and now.
Deciding to engage in a therapeutic relationship is not an easy decision, with the right therapist the rewards are immense and life changing.
Training, qualifications & experience
Pg Dip Integrative Counselling. BACP Reg member.
I have worked in Private Practice for many years as well as working in a women's residential rehab for over 10 years. I am a group facilitator for students on counselling courses as well as co facilitating a group for women in recovery from addiction.
Main areas of expertise are Addiction, Abuse, Self Harm, Self Esteem, Relationships, Depression, Anxiety and Personality Disorders.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £50 per session. I do however offer concessions for clients on a low income and students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|