Karen Roper MBACP
07922 717 473
What is counselling?
Counselling offers an opportunity to talk through personal problems or worries within safe and confidential service with a trained professional.
I believe that undertaking counselling takes courage as it relies on committing to an honest and trustworthy therapeutic relationship to facilitate a personal journey. Therefore, I offer a gentle, warm and accepting approach which supports building mutual trust, respect and equality, essential for the relationship to begin. Within the process, any challenges or emotional discomfort you experience will be explored in a safe and compassionate environment in which to you can discover, reflect and make any choices or life changes.
How do I work?
I am a BACP registered counsellor and offer an integrative approach with my roots firmly embedded in the humanistic philosophy, with person centred theory central to my practice and can include creative elements to our work should you enjoy this.
I offer a free initial session when regular hourly sessions will be discussed. My availability is Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
I can offer long or more focused short term therapy and my eclectic professional background maintains my experience of working with people of all ages and abilities. My counselling experience has included areas from anxiety, stress and depression, to loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, anger, abuse or health related issues.
What happens next?
We can initially arrange some time when we can talk through what you would like from counselling and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. We can see how we feel about working together and then agree on a mutually acceptable time and day.
I look forward to hearing from you and should you feel you would like to find out more just send me an email, text or ring before booking an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the BACP.
After completing a 3 year commitment as a member of the student counselling team in a local college, I am currently employed 2 days per week by a local charity as a member of the wellbeing team and practice from home on the remaining days.
I have many years of experience within both education and social care sectors working with adults and young people. I have recently completed the CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and qualified with the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, with counselling skills at levels 2 and 3. I also hold a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and Foundation Degree in Education Studies and maintain my CPD by completing a variety of courses which have included
- Introduction to Therapeutic Creativity
- Mental Health Awareness.
- Psychodynamic Approach to Early Trauma
- Rewind technique in Trauma resolution
- Introduction to Mindfulness
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
My fees are £40 for an hour session although concessions are available for people who are on a low income.
I offer an initial consultation of 30 minutes that is free of charge.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Types of client