Karen Peters Registered MBACP
Hello. I’m so pleased you are considering having some counselling. It can be a really useful way to begin to overcome depression, anxiety or worry.
Sometimes we kind of ‘get stuck’. It doesn’t seem to 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.
Sometimes it's just a relief to 'say it out loud' and not keep everything bottled up.
Person Centred Counselling works by 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). The BACP specify how I can work ethically with you and set out standards to guide my practice with you. You can have a look at these by visiting: www.bacp.co.uk
Currently, I am able to offer flexible appointment hours from Monday to Friday, daytime and evening.
If you would like to browse a little more please do 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 2011.
I have achieved the BACP Certificate of Proficiency and am a Registered member.
I am undertaking the CPCAB Leve 6 qualification as a therapeutic counselling supervisor and actively seeking supervisee clients. If this is relevant for you please do have a look at my supervision page for more details and current charges.
I work with individuals either face to face 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.
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
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug 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 disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
If we have already had several face to face meetings it may be possible for the occasional session to take place over the telephone.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Therapy hours available Monday - Wednesday 9:30am - 7:30pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training