Karen Raymond MSc, Registered MBACP (Accred), MFDAP: Counsellor and Supervisor
01483 756174 / 07765 554045
Are you wanting to change aspects of your life, become happier, more fulfilled, empowered and/or develop emotional resilience? I offer a respectful, confidential and meaningful therapeutic space in which you can explore ways to improve the quality of your life.
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, addictions and disordered eating.
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.
I have extensive experience working with all types of addictions. I believe that addictive behaviours can be changed creating opportunities for fulfilling and meaningful experiences.
I work with young people and adults who are on the autism spectrum. My clients and I collaborate to create a therapeutic space in which they can explore their experiences and address any co-existing concerns such as anxiety or depression.
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.
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
Executive Coach - based in Guildford
Consultancy - True Leadership Consultancy across the South East of England
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 and purpose
Assertiveness, Effective Communication and Personal Development
I am also a supervisor - please look at my supervision profile.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individualised therapeutic programmes to explore compulsive over-eating, alcohol reduction, addictions, anxiety and general well-being.
Personal Development Groups for Empowerment.
Smoking Cessation Programme and Support.
Counselling £50 per session for Individuals
Supervision £50 per hour (please see supervision profile)
I am Bupa and Aviva recognised
I have private parking. Appointments also available early mornings, evenings and on Saturdays.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays 08.00 - 20.00 Saturdays 09.00 - 16.00.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am an experienced therapist and supervisor.