Karen Peters Registered MBACP
Hello. I’m so pleased you are considering counselling. It can be a really useful tool in overcoming depression, anxiety and worry.
Sometimes we just ‘get stuck’. It doesn’t matter what we do to overcome our problems, nothing seems to work. Or even more goes wrong. It’s at those times when it can be useful to talk things through with someone who can empathise with you, will not judge you and will honestly support you to find your way past whatever is blocking your progress.
It's just a relief to 'say it out loud' and not keep everything bottled up.
Person Centred Counselling is based on building a relationship of trust, openness and honesty between you and your counsellor. As your counsellor I will work with you to create a safe, confidential place for you to explore your situation and feelings. I will always treat you with respect, acceptance and genuineness.
You will be free to think out loud and express yourself truthfully without upsetting or offending anyone or revealing things to friends or family which you may prefer not to divulge.
I work with people from about 12 years upwards. I include young people amongst my clients as I believe it shows great courage on the part of the young person, their families and friends for them to acknowledge that they are experiencing a problem or difficulty, to face it and to seek support in dealing with it.
I am a qualified Person-Centred counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and have been a practicing counsellor for over ten years. The BACP specify how I can work ethically with you and set out standards to guide my practice with you which you can look at by visiting: www.bacp.co.uk
I am also a qualified clinical supervisor, having undertaken the CPCAB level 6 qualification in counselling supervision in 2018. If you are looking for a supervisor please visit my page on Counselling Directory.
Currently, I offer flexible appointment hours from Tuesday to Friday, daytime and evening, at two different therapy spaces. One is at Libertas Therapy Centre in Lymm, Cheshire and the other is at Porthmadog, Gwynedd, North Wales.
If you would like to browse a little more please visit my website: karenpeterscounselling.co.uk
Feel welcome to get in touch and ask any questions you may have about how counselling could help you to find a resolution to your situation.
With warm best wishes
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Counselling and have practiced as a Person Centred counsellor since 2009.
I also have a CPCAB Level 6 qualification in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision. If you are looking for supervision I’d love to hear from you - please have a look at my separate page detailing my offer to you.
I am a Registered member of the BACP and work with people either face to face, online via Skype or Zoom or occasionally by telephone.
I am also an Action Learning Facilitator and will support you to develop an action plan if this would be helpful for you.
During the past ten years I have worked in private practice where I have been able to support people suffering with anxiety, depression, grief, low self esteem, poor self confidence and self worth, family breakdown, work insecurity, self doubt, self development, trauma, abuse and relationship difficulties.
Wanting to develop skills in work with younger clients I undertook counselling roles at a 6th form college where I specialised in work with 16-19 year olds and at a high school where my focus was working with clients from 11-16 years of age.
Working with colleagues from the voluntary sector I set up a community interest company to create opportunities for low cost counselling with experienced and qualified counsellors. For several years I led a counselling service supporting people with a cancer diagnosis, their families and loved ones and later, coordinated a project working with perpetrators of domestic abuse to better support their partners.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to counsel older clients for whom change, grief and debility were current, lived experience. I have also worked within a project supporting people for whom addiction, the risk of homelessness and complete family breakdown were amongst their daily challenges.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with people from 12 years onwards.
Our first meeting will cost £20.00 and last up to one hour.
After the initial session each counselling appointment will cost £40.
Charges for young people or those still in full time education begin at £30 per hour.
If you have to cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours notice you may be liable for the cost of the appointment.
Appointments are for one hour - unless we agree otherwise.
Whilst I am happy to explore online or telephone counselling and supervision sessions, I believe that it is useful, where possible to meet face to face.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Lymm, Cheshire: Tuesday - Wednesday 9:30am - 7:30pm
Porthmadog : 12:00 mid-day on Thursdays - 7:30pm and 9:30am -7:30pm on Fridays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Having completed the CPCAB Level 6 qualification in therapeutic counselling supervision I am actively seeking supervisees.