Karen Smith

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Dip. Integrative Counselling MBACP
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Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have over 30 years' experience of working as a nurse in the NHS and as a counsellor, supporting people with a variety of issues. There may be many reasons why you are seeking counselling, which may be holding you back. Perhaps you have suffered a bereavement or are experiencing relationship difficulties or feeling unheard. You may be finding it hard to stay focused, feel overwhelmed or struggling to sleep. You may be feeling on edge or short tempered. You or someone you love may be living with chronic pain or health condition or may have experienced a traumatic event or accident. You may be struggling with work related issues, domestic abuse, bullying, low self-esteem, health anxiety. I also work with parents who have experienced difficulties before or  during pregnancy, and after birth, including abortion and loss.  

If this sounds familiar, then I can help. I work with clients to gain a deeper understanding behind your experiences and how this impacts you. All my clients have wanted to make changes that will improve their situation, and through providing the environment to explore thoughts and emotions, working together to help feel empowered to lead the life you desire and enjoy. 

Contact me, by phone or email to discuss any questions or book a free, no obligation,  20 minute initial consultation, to explore ways of working together. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualification

Level 6 Diploma in Integrative Counselling.

Training

Impact of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) on Adult Survivors and their Relationships

Mental Health First Aider

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Mental Health and the Body:Treating Trauma

CSA Hope for Healing

Video and Phone counselling 2.0

An Introduction to Therapeutic Doodling with Clients

Experience

I have volunteered as a counsellor at Mind

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

When I work

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Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Karen Smith
Karen Smith