Karen Plummer MBACP, DipHE Psychodynamic Counselling
People come to therapy for many reasons including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and bereavement. Others wish to gain a better understanding of themselves and why they think, feel and behave as they do. Seeing a counsellor can help you understand what's troubling you and allow you to move forward into greater well-being, a happier you and enjoyment of life.
As a counsellor I 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.
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.
Training, qualifications & experience
Introduction to Counselling certificate
BTEC Diploma in Counselling
HE Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling awarded by the University of Surrey
I am currently studying a Level 5 Course in Counselling Children and Young People.
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- 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
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
We will meet for an initial assessment which will give us the opportunity to make sure we are both happy to work together. It will last an hour and costs £45.
The fee for regular weekly counselling is on a scale from £50 - £80 per session. The fee will be negotiated at the assessment.
Some concessions are available, please contact me for details.
My consulting room in Worcester Park is 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 consulting room in Walton on Thames is within Walton Business Centre. The business centre is served by regular buses along Terrace Road, while the A3 road and M4 motorway are within easy reach.Walton on Thames railway station is 5 minutes away.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Walton-on-Thames - Monday and Thursday afternoon and evening. Worcester Park - Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Types of client