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Edinburgh EH6 & London W1U

About me

Hello, my name is Karen and I am an accredited BACP registered Humanistic Counselling Therapist. This training led me to understand that when we are truly heard we are able to navigate from a painful and anxious place towards our authentic, more fulfilled and resilient selves. I trained at The Metanoia Institute in London and have experience working with clients from many different backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and age groups. Following a career in the creative industries and having personally experienced both helpful and not so helpful therapy, I chose to re-train in my late 40’s. I had a desire to offer a healing space for others to be believed and heard, enabling a process for people to discover a more creative and fulfilling life. I gained a BSc in Humanistic Counselling. I have also completed training within the Human Givens Institute, which is focused mainly on short term work, discovering more practical solutions to human problems.

What to expect from therapy:

I offer a warm, confidential, non-judgemental space for individual therapy.  I do not believe there is 'one size fits all' approach for therapeutic healing.  In addition to a humanistic approach,  which believes everybody has the potential for positive change; I also offer creative and practical suggestions to everyday problems that as humans, we all encounter in our lives.  For example, ways of coping with anxiety could include meditation, guided imagery or breathing techniques. This offers a flexible, holistic client-focused way of working. Our therapy may also include offering ideas if it is felt it may improve our time together; such as reading material.  Therapy will be regularly discussed to ensure we make the most use of our time together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Humanistic Counselling at Metanoia Institute London
  • Diploma (Level 3) in Counselling at Mary Ward Centre
  • Human Givens- Couples Therapy a Practical Masterclass
  • Human Givens- Effective Brief Psychotherapy
  • Human Givens- Guided Imagery & Visualisation for Therapeutic Change

Member organisations

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Sessions from £55.00

Concessionary rates are available on request.

When I work

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Further information

Your first session:

I know engaging in therapy may be a daunting or unfamiliar experience for some. The initial session/assessment which will give us the opportunity to meet and for you to be able to ask any questions you may have. The effectiveness of therapy can be dependant on the quality of the relationship between client and therapist, this is an opportunity for us to establish if I am the right therapist for you! This initial session will last for approximately 60 minutes. If we decide to work together then the sessions are 50 minutes and offered weekly.

I both offer short-term and long-term therapy.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Karen Mason

Karen Mason