Karen Sedgwick MBACP, UKATA Dip. (Psychotherapy), Adv. Dip Counselling
It can be a daunting process finding the right counsellor for your own unique situation and experience.
I place the relationship between client and counsellor at the heart of effective therapy and believe it is important that you find a counsellor you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings with.
At our initial session we will discuss what you would like from therapy. It also offers an opportunity for us to meet, to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you and for me to ensure that I have the right experience to meet your needs. I offer this initial session at a reduced fee.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have many years experience of counselling individuals with a range of problems. I gained my Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling (BACP Accredited) in 2008 and have more recently received a Diploma in Transactional Analysis from UKATA.
I am a professional member of BACP, UKATA and EATA and abide by their code of ethics. I am professionally supervised by a UKCP registered supervisor as part of my commitment to ethical practice.
My theoretical approach is Transactional Analysis and I incorporate some CBT techniques into my work when appropriate.
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.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with women who are struggling with or coming to terms with the menopause.
Our initial consultation of 50 minutes is £20.
If you decide that you would like to continue with therapy, I charge £45 per 50 minutes for individuals and £60 for couples.
Afternoon and evening appointments available.
If you would like to book a first session or even if you're not sure if counselling is for you and you'd like to ask a few more questions then please feel free to call or email me in confidence.
I have recently joined Resilience in Uckfield, a group of like minded ethical counsellors with therapy rooms in central Uckfield a few minutes walk from the train and bus station and with ample free parking nearby.