Karen Plummer MBACP, DipHE Psychodynamic Counselling
People come to therapy for many reasons including anxiety, depression, bereavement and low self-esteem. Others may be experiencing relationship difficulties, or wish to gain a better understanding of themselves and why they think, feel and behave as they do. Seeing a counsellor can help you resolve what's troubling you and move forward into greater well-being and enjoyment of life.
As a counsellor I aim to provide an empathic, supportive, safe, strictly confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore and make sense of your thoughts and emotions from your individual perspective.
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their professional code of conduct and ethical framework for good practice.
Psychodynamic theory focuses on both the past and the present. The psychodynamic approach looks at how important the role of the unconscious and past experiences are on influencing our current behaviour. Together we will work towards a better understanding of where your problems have originated and how to deal with them and look to the future.
I work with adults and adolescents on a short or long term basis according to your needs. Each person is unique so I work in different ways to encourage greater insight and awareness.
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email to book an appointment or ask any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
Introduction to Counselling certificate
BTEC Diploma in Counselling
HE Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling awarded by the University of Surrey
CBT for beginners
CBT, Techniques and Problem Solving
Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity
Introduction to Eating Disorders
The Unspeakable Subject
Understanding Personality Disorders
Working with Shame and Self Harm
Working with Transition
Working with Dissociative Identity disorder and Complex Trauma
Nescot Counselling Service, seeing clients weekly from June 2012 to December 2014
Sutton Counselling seeing clients weekly from September 2014 to April 2016
I believe in the importance of continuous professional development and regularly attend workshops and training events.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
We will have an initial assessment that lasts for an hour and costs £45.
The fee for regular weekly counselling is on a scale from £45 - £60 per session. The fee will be negotiated at the assessment.
Some concessions are available, please contact me for details.
I rent a room which is located in Worcester Park, within easy reach of the main bus routes and a two minute walk from Worcester Park train station. There is ample free parking onsite.
My private practice is located 15 minutes walk from Hersham train station. There is parking available in local roads.
At both locations, I offer secure and private setting's in which to talk about the issues that are troubling you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Hersham - Monday and Thursday afternoon and evening Worcester Park - Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and evening
Types of client