About me

Hello, my name is Karen and I am an accredited BACP registered Humanistic Counselling Therapist. This training, together with many years of practising Buddhism, 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 or TED talks.  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 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

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Sessions from £50.00

Concessionary rates are available on request.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Your first session:

I know engaging in therapy may be daunting experience for some, which is why I offer a free 20-minute initial consultation in order for you to feel comfortable to ask any questions you may have about the process and what to expect from therapy.

I offer both short and long-term therapy.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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Karen Mason

Karen Mason