Karen MacKinnon

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Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8EL
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

KarenMacKinnon (Kaleidoscope) Counselling & Psychotherapy


Hello, I am a professional counsellor/psychotherapist who loves working with people. Life can be a bit of a rollercoaster of highs and lows, a kaleidoscope, if you like, of colours in ever-changing patterns. At times, we need others to help identify what is there, perhaps working together on changing patterns that are less helpful, turning broken glass fragments into something beautiful, discovering healing and hope along the way. If you would like me to join you for a while on your life journey,  then please do feel free to contact me.


My approach is collaborative, working together with clients to find ways forward. The client is an expert on themselves and their lives. I bring skills from a mixture of counselling approaches including, – person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT – preferring to use whichever approach seems appropriate in any given situation. Being open, respectful, empathetic, authentic/real, believing that the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client is key to any progress.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have spent my professional life supporting others with life’s challenges. For the past 20+ years, working within the NHS, supporting patients and staff with bereavement & loss, trauma, crises, self-esteem, identity, stress, wellbeing, spiritual care.


  • Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Practice
  • TRiM Manager (Trauma Risk Management)
  • MTh University of Cardiff
  • BA (Hons) University of Exeter

Professional Membership

Accredited registered member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

I offer a free initial 15 minute phone conversation. 

Wisdom Centre, 10 The Abbey, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8EL

Type of session

In person

Key details

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Karen MacKinnon
Karen MacKinnon