About me

About Me

I have over ten years experience working as a counsellor and also in a social care setting I have worked in many different areas  including learning Disabilities and Mental Health, As a counsellor I aim to create a Therapeutic space so that you can feel at ease and feel more able to explore your thoughts and feelings. 

At Some Times in our lives we can all feel stuck and disconnected from our true self.

It is  my passion in life is to help people in need and to help them to reach their full potential, counselling can be an opportunity  to be listened to without Judgement  in a safe and confidential environment. As the Counsellor I aim to encourage you as the client to think of the counselling process as your time to explore your thoughts and feelings in a therapeutic space and by doing this be more able to understand with more clarity what is happening for you in your world.

Every Person is unique therefore there is no set number of sessions, it is you the client who decides what you need.

Training, qualifications & experience

I Trained as a Person centred Counsellor and I Have worked in a variety of Therapeutic settings over the past 10 years, I have worked in social care and in Education as well my Qualifications are below.

  • BACP Competencies Exam July 2021
  • CTI Diploma in Counselling Moray College 2008
  • CTI Foundation In Counselling Person Centred  2003 -2004
  • CTI Introduction to counselling  2003
  • Cruse Bereavement Care 60 Hour Course 2005
  • NVQ Level3 in Health and Social Care 2010
  • KCA Training Attachment and Emotion Coaching 2018 

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

I charge £35 per 60 minute session. I also offer concessionary rates. 

Further information

Availability - days and evenings.

I currently work online and offer telephone counselling.


Type of session

Karen Payne

Karen Payne