Karen Mayberry

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Dip.Couns. MBACP
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Newport Pagnell MK16 & Olney MK46
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About me

Sometimes in life we can feel a bit stuck, we’ve lost direction and are not sure how to move forward.

Maybe you feel that you’re stuck in the past, repeating the same unhelpful patterns and wishing that things were different, that you were different.

Is the pain from your past or worries about the future making it hard to live and enjoy the present?

Maybe its fear or anxiety that is holding you back. 

If this sounds familiar, then counselling could help you to move forward in your life.

Are you ready to live better? How counselling can help:

Together we can explore your fears and worries, you can embrace the real you in a safe and non-judgemental space, considering your wants and needs and making a meaningful connection with yourself. Together we can explore your history and identify any repeating patterns that you may not be aware of.

Sometimes we just want to make sense of difficult or challenging times in life, counselling can provide the safe space you need to explore and re-evaluate.

Being an integrative counsellor allows me to be client centred and work in a flexible and creative way.

I will not judge you or tell you what to do, I will work with you to help you process your thoughts and feelings. We can look at your difficulties from different perspectives, considering choices that have been made.

Counselling doesn’t have a one approach fits all technique, the work we do together will be tailored to your needs. Sharing your difficulties and pain with a counsellor and feeling valued and heard can bring about significant healing and change.

I have experience of working with a range of issues. I regularly undertake extra training and I have a keen interest in trauma and how it resides in the body and affects a person’s nervous system. I am currently undertaking complex trauma certified practitioner training and a level 5 somatic informed trauma diploma.

I am a counsellor within the sexual assault and abuse support service, a charity that supports anyone affected by sexual abuse/assault.

I believe that we each have the ability to live a fulfilled life, regardless of your age or life stage it’s never too late to LIVE! You can begin to move forward.

The relationship between counsellor and client is especially important in order for us to be able to effectively work together. With this in mind I offer a free 20-minute telephone or video call during which you can give me brief details of why you are seeking counselling and ask me any questions you may have. If we agree to working together, we can then book an initial session in which we can explore your reasons for seeking counselling and how you would like counselling to help you.

How I work:

All sessions are 50 minutes in length. For continuity sessions will ideally be held weekly/fortnightly on the same day and time. I offer both daytime and evening sessions Monday to Thursday.

Face to face sessions from the iCentre in Newport Pagnell Milton Keynes and Bodhispace in Olney.

Please call or email to enquire and I will endeavour to respond to you within 48 hours. Please check Junk Mail if you haven’t received a response from me after 48 hours. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Diploma in Somatic Informed Trauma Counselling CPCAB 
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
  • Level 1 Certificate in Counselling.
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
  • Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding & Prevent
  • Complex Trauma Practitioner Training Level 1&2 (Ongoing) 


  • Understanding Anxiety - Human Givens
  • Timelines and Trauma Workshop (BCTS)
  • Existential Therapies - Mick Cooper
  • Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory (PESI)
  • Attachment theories - (CT)
  • A Matter of Life & Death - Irvin Yalom
  • Resiliance to Stress - Human Givens
  • Pleasing and Appeasing - Nicabm
  • Healing Trauma With Janina Fisher
  • Working with Suicide
  • Shame and Trauma Informed Practice with Christiane Sanderson


  • Counsellor - Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service
  • IAG and Crisis Helpline Advisor - Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service
  • Case Worker - Victim Support

Member organisations

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

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£55.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Face to face sessions £55
Video/Zoom sessions £55

Sessions are payable 24 hours in advance by bank transfer.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Howard Way, Interchange Park, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16

22 High Street, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4BB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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