My name is Karen and I am an individual and couples' counsellor based in Guernsey. I have worked and trained in both the UK and Guernsey where I have lived for 30 years.
I believe we all have the potential to lead fulfilling lives but sometimes we can feel confused, lose direction and become unsure which way to turn. I can offer you a safe, supportive and confidential space where we can explore any concerns or issues that may be troubling you and gently address difficult feelings, free of any judgement. As a counsellor, I will not tell you what to do or make decisions for you but through working together, help you move forwards, create changes in your life and develop greater self-understanding.
Central to my work is the development of a trusting relationship between client and counsellor; you will be offered acceptance and understanding and perhaps for the first time, be fully heard.
In couples' therapy sessions I also work with you and your partner to explore and understand difficulties in your relationship and help you find a way through issues that might be causing conflict.
I recognise that we are all unique and so I offer a range of therapeutic approaches and skills in working with you, depending on your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have extensive experience working in education and health in counselling related roles for both the voluntary sector and public service.
Level 5 Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling (NCS Accred)
National Council for Psychotherapists accredited Couples' counsellor
BA (Hons.) Psychology and English
Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance
Certificate in Counselling and Developing Bereavement & Loss Awareness
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.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My standard rate is £55 (50 minutes)
Concessionary rates are available.
The initial assessment session for couples lasts 75 minutes and will cost £85
My standard rate is £75 (60 minutes) for all further sessions.
When I work
I try to be as flexible as possible to accommodate clients' life, work and home commitments. I offer evening appointments.