Karen Raymond MSc, Registered MBACP (Accred), MFDAP: Counsellor and Supervisor
Are you wanting to come to terms with aspects of your life? Or do you want to become happier, more fulfilled or empowered. I offer a respectful, confidential and meaningful therapeutic space in which you can explore ways to improve the quality of your life. I am currently seeing clients via Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp platforms.
I work with many types of client concerns, including bereavement and loss, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, lack of confidence, work related stress and finding meaning.
I would be happy to talk through my approach prior to any appointment being made to allow you to gain an understanding of how it might feel to work with me.
Psychotherapy and Counselling:
My approach is integrative, collaborative and ultimately optimistic. Having worked as a therapist since 2003 I have a deep understanding of how to work sensitively as a counsellor. My broad experience allows me to support clients in achieving beneficial outcomes.
Most people will experience anxious thoughts and feelings from time to time. For others it is linked to particular situations or social events. Sometimes anxiety can be a general day to day occurrence. I work with clients in order to help them understand what is happening and find ways of reducing anxious feelings and replace them with empowering thoughts and actions.
Enhancing Self Esteem & Confidence
I have worked with many clients to support them increase self esteem and build confidence.
Many people have experienced trauma whether in childhood or later on. My approach is respectful and considered to help clients free themselves of past sadness, hurt or abuse.
Supervision is essential for good practice and I believe can be an enjoyable, as well as, useful arrangement. Please see my Supervision Profile for details.
Coaching and Creating Positive Change:
I also offer solution focused therapy and coaching.
I can help you identify goals which can be formed in subtle and creative ways. I can also coach you if you have formulated definite plans but would like another person who can be trusted to offer different perspectives and track progression.
Life presents us with limitless possibilities and as humans we have innate abilities to transcend and/or learn from challenges. I have found that success often builds upon itself when backed by optimism and knowledgeable action.
Please Contact Me for More Information:
Please contact me if you would like more information about my approaches. I am always very happy to discuss how I work and what you could achieve with us working together.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Supervision and Consultation: Psychotherapeutic and Organisational Approaches 2016
BA (Hons) in Counselling 2011
Advanced Diploma in Integrated Humanistic Counselling 2004
Certificate in Counselling Skills 2000
Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory 1998
Registered Manager of an Addictions Centre 2014-2016
Clinical/Therapeutic Manager of an Addictions Centre 2013-2014
Primary Counsellor and Manager of Support Team in a treatment facility working with eating disorders, addictions and mood disorders 2009-2013
School Counsellor 2005-2012 in two independent schools
Counsellor in GP Surgeries based in Leatherhead and Ashtead 2002 - 2007
Current Work Profile:
Counsellor working in Private Practice based in Guildford
Supervisor - based in Guildford
Coach - based in Guildford
I specialise in:
Creating a safe space to explore past events, integrate learning into a current understanding of self and move forward
Making positive changes and enjoying life
Coming to terms with divorce or relationship break-up
Finding meaning in life
Assertiveness, Effective Communication and Personal Development
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Personal Development for Empowerment.
Counselling £50 per session for Individuals
Supervision £50 per hour (please see supervision profile)
I am Bupa and Aviva recognised
I have private parking.