About me

Hello, thank you for looking at my profile. As long as I can remember, I have always wondered about other people; their personal motivations and life struggles. This is why I decided to start training as a counsellor over twenty years ago.

I have been working with clients as a qualified counsellor since 2004 and through professional experience I have seen that under certain conditions clients can make positive changes in their lives.

I think we are all aware that there will be times in our lives when we may feel sad, isolated or unable to make decisions with ease. It is at moments like these that it can be useful to seek the support of another person who is not directly involved in our daily lives.

I have supported people in reducing anxiety, stop limiting behaviours, becoming empowered particularity after being in abusive relationships, begin healing from trauma and find solutions for home and workplace stresses.

I offer a confidential, compassionate and professional counselling practice. If you would like to know more about my approach, please make contact. I am always happy to speak to new people and find out what they are wanting to change or understand more fully about themselves.

I offer a free thirty minute telephone conversation so that you can gain a sense of me and my approach, and also for me to understand what you are wanting to explore. By doing this you will be able experience what it feels like to talk to me without any obligation of payment or pressure to continue with sessions.

I hope to be able to create a warm, accepting and relaxed therapeutic space so that we will be able to work together in a way that is honest and supportive of your individuality and personal aims within counselling.

If you decide that you want to work with me I will give you information about the practicalities of us working together so that you are clear about the counselling process.

Our first session will include some ethical administration for me but because we will have spoken previously we will be able to focus on you and what you are wanting to address. I understand that clients will have different feelings about the first session and I will do my best to help you be at ease.


Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • 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

Experience:

  • 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 and finding ways of moving forward
  • Making positive changes and enjoying life
  • Coming to terms with divorce or relationship break-up
  • Recovery from harmful relationships
  • Assertiveness, effective communication and personal development

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal Development for Empowerment.

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

Counselling £60 per session for Individuals

Supervision £60 per hour (please see supervision profile)

I am Bupa and Aviva recognised

Availability

I offer various availability.

Further information

Working Online:

I work using Zoom which allows you to access counselling from your own environment. This cuts out travelling time and may fit into a busy schedule. Even so, I recommend that you allow at least 15 minutes after sessions to think through what we have talked about. There is a need for you to be able to create privacy so that we can speak freely and you are able to gain the most you can from the work we do together.

Please make contact if you want to find out more information.

Guildford
Surrey
GU4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

My supervisory work is integrative and under-pinned by humanistic philosophy.

View supervision profile

Karen Raymond

Karen Raymond