Karen Rowe FdA, MBACP
Hello, I'm Karen. My way of working is integrative with a person centered approach which means I use a variety of approaches and ways of working that adapts to your needs and best suits you as an unique individual.
Understanding ourselves and bringing change to our lives can be a deeply personal journey and as such it can be sometimes difficult to approach someone to support us in this. I offer a safe, caring and supportive space where you can explore fully what is happening for you, to consider options and ways to move forward.
I believe that you are the expert on you and so our sessions are guided by what you bring to each meeting. In our sessions I will listen deeply giving you time to be heard; I may make observations and reflections or perhaps explore techniques with you that I feel may help in understanding, moving forward or achieving your goals.
I work with adults and older people and have experience in working with a variety of needs and issues including anxiety, depression, anger, unhelpful thinking, low confidence, self-esteem, complex and multiple issues. (A more comprehensive list of areas I work with can be found further on)
The number of sessions you attend is a personal choice and one we can review regularly, some people will attend just a few times others may choose longer; generally however most people attend between four and twelve. I offer both long and short term counselling to reflect your choice.
Counselling initially is once a week but can also be spaced out over longer periods of time which can sometimes work well if you choose to see me long-term.
Alongside offering counselling to private clients I also provide counselling for a GP cluster and for a local mental health charity.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and as such I am governed by their ethical framework within my work. I also hold an enhanced DBS check.
I do hope that I have been able to answer any questions that you have about counselling with me, but if you would like some more information or perhaps to discuss your personal needs a little before we meet I am happy to answer emails or texts, or if you prefer you can arrange a call by leaving a message. I aim to reply to any inquires within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation degree with distinction in integrative counselling
- Training includes:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Working with personality disorders
- Managing anger
- Transactional analysis 101
- ASIST suicide intervention training
- Samaritan listener and leader training
- Working with children and young people
- Mindfulness for stress
- Mental health first aid
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are £35 per session with a reduced rate of £30 for the initial appointment where we can meet and discuss what support may be of help to you and decide how you would like to move forward. You can also email me if you would like additional information before we meet.
At present I am able to offer counselling at the Nurture Centre a few minutes walk from a pay and display car park based in the heart of Carmarthen.
If you would prefer a more tranquil setting we can meet at the Malandi Centre a holistic retreat and healing centre which is situated just 9 minutes drive from Newcastle Emlyn or 21 minutes drive from Carmarthen on the B4333.
Both venues offer a warm, confidential safe place in which to work.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am able to offer both day and evening appointments on Thursday and Saturdays, Monday evenings with other evening appointments available by request.
Types of client