Karen Plummer MBACP, DipHE Psychodynamic Counselling
*** During this uncertain and anxiety provoking time, I will be offering reduced fees for calls and online sessions ***
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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 £50.
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 10 minute walk from Worcester Park train station. There is ample free parking onsite.
My consulting room in Walton on Thames is served by regular buses along Terrace Road, while the A3 and M4 motorway are within easy reach.Walton on Thames railway station is 5 minutes away.