Karen Peters Registered MBACP
Hello. I'm so glad you have decided to consider counselling. You may feel anxious or unsure of what to expect but counselling can be a really useful tool to help you work through a variety of situations and challenges. Perhaps you are depressed, ill or suffering from anxiety and worry. You may be experiencing difficulties in your relationships - at home, work or socially. Maybe you are facing a decision which feels scary or like a step into the unknown. Maybe you feel stuck in a rut; you sense that something needs to change but you don't know what or how.
Sometimes it's just such a relief to 'say it out loud' and know you will not be judged.
Person Centred Counselling works through building a relationship of trust, openness and honesty between you and your counsellor. As your counsellor I will do my best to create a safe, confidential place for you to explore the situation you find yourself in and the way it is making you feel. 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 11-12 years of age to any age. I am delighted to 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, at a young age.
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 Thursday in both the day and evening. I am happy to accommodate you at either of my counselling rooms - the first being near Warrington town centre and the second at Libertas Therapy Centre in Lymm.
If you would like to browse a little more please do visit my website: karenpeterscounselling.co.uk
Or get in touch to ask any questions you may have about how counselling might help you to find a resolution to your situation.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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 issues
- 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 11 years onwards.
Our first meeting will cost £20.00 and last up to one hour.
After the initial session each 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 - Thursday 9:30am - 7:30pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training