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About me


My name is Karen I am a Person Centred / Integrative Counsellor working within my full time private practice based in Rotherham.

Before I qualified as a therapist I worked within the NHS for 11 years, I found the work very rewarding, however working alongside patients with Cancer I discovered that I wasn’t often equipped with the necessary skills in order to facilitate patients (and indeed myself) in processing difficult information that was being delivered to people.

Subsequently, I proceeded to gain the necessary qualifications and Clinical experience in order to practice as a professional Counsellor / Psychotherapist.

My training was undertaken within the NHS, I had the privilege of gaining an Honorary Placement; I worked alongside other professionals’ and gained the experience of the client’s hospital journey; eg sitting in on consultations with Doctors, Nurses and Sonographers and being in the consultation / sonographer room when prognosis was being delivered.

These experiences were valuable as I witnessed first hand the clients’ personal hospital journey before some of them being referred or referring themselves to the hospital Counselling Service.

I have also worked within the YWCA. The YWCA supports women, some whom were facing issues like homelessness, street workers and offenders.The service was invaluable not only to the people who used the service but to me too; I developed my understanding of social, cultural, economic, educational and geographical issues that affect our society.

In 2008 (until 2015) I was part of a small team that developed a local Counselling Service, My work involved working within this specialist centre that offers Counselling / Psychotherapy to women and men who are affected by PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), panic attacks anxiety, depression and other symptoms associated with trauma or other transitional life experiences.

I offer a kind, warm and compassionate space in order for you to explore and process your personal life experiences. I have personal experience in Mindfulness / focusing, holding a personal practice for many years.

I am committed to my own self awareness, I attend Continued Personal and Professional Development Training in order to facilitate my own self understanding and development.

I am now offering somatic sexuality coaching for women.

If after reading this page you would like to speak to me, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Training, qualifications & experience

Offering somatic sexuality coaching for Women - Please call for details.

BUPA recognised, follow the following link:


BACP (Accred)

Person Centred Supervisor - Training undertook with Colin Lago

BACP Registered - see www.bacp.co.uk for more information - Registration number:  025001

Dip in the Theory and Practice of Counselling

Cert Counselling

Cert Early years

EMDR Practitioner - see www.emdrassociation.org.uk for more information

*  I have completed a three year experiential course in Body Psychotherapy.

I have worked in several settings including the NHS, charitable organisations and privately.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


Face to Face Counselling / Psychotherapy fees are £50 and last for one hour.

Face to Face Counselling student fees are £50 and last for one hour.

Clinical supervision fees are £50 for one hour – Please note I offer a free 30 minute meeting for supervisees.

Zoom Counselling fees are £50 and last for one hour – To be paid via bank transfer before the beginning of the session.

Telephone counselling sessions are £50 and last for one hour – To be paid via bank transfer before the beginning of the session.

Somatic sexuality coaching for women via zoom - £75 per one hour session - To be paid via bank transfer before the beginning of the session.


Please contact me to discuss your requirements; Zoom now offers much more possibilities and availability.

South Yorkshire

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Face to Face facilitation is on the ground floor; there is a small step in order to gain access to the building. A downstairs toilet is available too.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme


I offer Person Centred Supervision - Trained with Colin Lago I offer supervision to anyone in the helping professions, my client base includes: *  NHS * Colleges  * Council * Charitible organizations Fees :£50 per hourPlease note, I offer a free 30 minute meeting.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Karen Marshall MBACP (Accred). Person Centred Supervisor. EMDR. BUPA Recognised.

Karen Marshall MBACP (Accred). Person Centred Supervisor. EMDR. BUPA Recognised.