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About me

Are you finding things difficult to cope with at the moment?

My name is Karen and I offer Integrative Counselling and/or Spectrum Healing sessions to help you find the answers you need to find a way forward.

WHAT CAN I SEE YOU ABOUT?

I work with many difficulties such as anxiety, stress, bereavement, eating difficulties, loneliness, relationship problems, discrimination, loss of purpose and trauma. I can also help you to explore any situation you’re finding challenging or difficult in some way.

HOW DO YOU WORK?

Counselling - I offer Integrative Counselling sessions making use of Person Centred, Gestalt, CBT, Psychodynamic and Transpersonal theories. Each session is centred around you and tailored to you, working in a way which aims to promote wholeness and balance. This may be done by helping to express feelings which are painful that may have made it difficult to cope with everyday life or to stay positive. It may also include looking at what gives you purpose or exploring strategies that help you live in the here and now rather than being drawn back to the past or worrying about the future. This process can foster growth and lead to positive change in your life.

The Integrative Counselling sessions and healing sessions can assist you in finding what you want to change, how you want to change it and how you can implement this. I believe that everyone has the answers inside themselves, they just need space and time to explore this to be able to find what works for them.

Spectrum Healing - ​Try Spectrum Healing if you want ;
  - to improve your Physical health or fitness
  - to improve emotional well-being
  - to release thoughts or beliefs that are holding you back
  - personal or spiritual development
  - harmony at work and home
  - to help your pets

Spectrum Healing can help you release things that are holding your back easily and effectively.

HOW LONG ARE SESSIONS?

Each session lasts 50 minutes.

WHERE CAN I SEE YOU?

I offer 50 minute sessions on Zoom or by telephone across the UK (for £40 per session) and am willing to do home visits in the Plymouth area, if they are needed (for £60 per session to cover petrol and extra time). I am available 9:15am to 6pm from Tuesday to Friday, but am willing to arrange appointments outside of these sessions with prior agreement.

HOW OFTEN DO I SEE YOU?

In our first session, we would discuss what you would like out of counselling and see how this may be achieved. If we feel that we both feel we are happy with this, then further sessions can be booked. It is up to you how often to book - weekly, fortnightly, monthly etc.

Training, qualifications & experience

My first career was Teaching and for many years I worked with pupils with Special Educational Needs and those that had been through trauma of some kind. I quickly realised that a large part of the job involved active listening. I saw how pupils responded to this and quickly decided to follow my passion and train to be a counsellor. I decided I wanted to be able to focus completely on each individual and tailor therapy to what each person wants and help them to explore and find solutions for themselves...therefore 'Total Focus Therapy' was born.

​I have a Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling and, after qualifying, have had experience working with various agencies which has given me a broad base of knowledge to draw from. These include working for Healthy Futures - which caters for those living in the PL2 area who are experiencing anxiety or depression, Shekinah –a charity that provides opportunities for people in recovery or seeking recovery and Young Devon – effective support for young people.

​I also realised that releasing stubborn emotions, thoughts or patterns may sometimes need a different approach, and that’s when I decided to use my training in Spectrum Healing too (trained to Level 6), to offer another choice in how a client may wish to approach things.

​I have travelled my own personal journey and can see that if we are willing to explore, find answers and then make the changes we need to, wellbeing can improve and we can find more joy and fun in our life.

Member organisations

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

I offer 50 minute sessions on Zoom or by telephone across the UK (for £40 per session) and am willing to do home visits in the Plymouth area, if they are needed (for £60 per session to cover petrol and extra time).

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available from 9:15am to 6pm from Tuesday to Friday.

Further information

I am an individual member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Plymouth
Devon
PL6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom

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Karen Sargison - Total Focus Therapy

Karen Sargison - Total Focus Therapy