Karen Morris - MBACP: Psychotherapy and Counselling for Couples and Individuals
The majority of my training is in Transactional Analysis, which allows me to work with individuals and couples.
The majority of my work with individuals, involves people who have experienced childhood trauma, and who often struggle with anxiety, anger and or depression. I'm particularly interested in transgenerational trauma - the idea that trauma can be transmitted across generations, and it's effects expressed through descendants. This thinking informs my work, as sometimes, the pain that we express, doesn't belong solely to us; where this is the case, it can be liberating to notice, and to realize that something can be done.
Having trained with Relate, I also have experience of working with couples. Mainly, I work with couples who are struggling to communicate, but committed to getting to a place where personal truths can be spoken and heard.
I have a collaborative approach, allowing us to co-create an environment in which you feel safe, able to heal, and grow.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Clinical Training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Adv. Dip.)
- University Advanced Diploma - Couples Counselling (Relate)
- PGCE Upper primary education (The Urban Learning Foundation)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BSc Hons Psychology & Anthropology (Goldsmiths College London)
I'm passionate about justice and equality of access to good mental health provision, and the early days of my working life, involved working for a mental health trust on a project to improve cultural awareness amongst staff, and ultimately in their provision for clients from BAEM communities. Later I moved on to the Women's Therapy Centre in London, where I was part of a project that provided free workshops/support groups to community organisations working with women. I also provide a small number of reduced fee spaces, for clients on low incomes.
More recently, I have worked as a property developer, a foster carer and a home educator. I know what it's like to work in highly stressful situations, and this has stimulated my interest in holistic approaches to good mental health, i.e. the use of essential oils, or emotion stones and exercises that are less verbal, but complimentary to psychotherapy. Where appropriate, I incorporate other approaches, such as mindful breathing, into my work.
My eclectic work life means that I'm used to working with people from all walks of life. In my role as therapist, I welcome your call, regardless of your circumstances.
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.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 - Individuals (per 60 minute session)
£60 - Couples (per 60 minute session)