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About me

I am an experienced Integrative counsellor, who offers private counselling at an affordable fee in a safe and confidential environment. I am a registered (accredited) member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and adhere to their Code of Good Practice & Ethics. My approach of using the theories that are required for individual needs, will enable you to make sense of your experiences and difficulties, to make more informed choices that will enable you to develop a stronger sense of self.

My practice is in my home, which is set up to be a seperate welcoming and safe space, where you can relax and begin to trust someone who has no attachments to you, such as friends and family so enabling you to be your true self!

level 4 counselling students welcome!

I offer day and evening appointments to be arranged.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been counselling for 15 years with regular supervision, gaining a wide experience working with adults  and adolescents within a charitable counselling agency, from all walks of life.  i have experience counselling children in schools, under the umbrella of an organisation. i have also acquired considerable experience counselling children in my own private practice. I use the skills and techniques that each individual child requires in an empathic, confidential and understanding way.

Training and Experience

  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Self Injury / Self Harm
  • Creative Art / Play Therapy
  • Children and young people
  • Eating Disorders
  • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
  • Autistic parenting support programme
  • Trauma and the Body; Somatisation & Dissociation
  • I am fully insured

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family Issues
Debt and the effects this causes

Level 4 counselling Students

Children and adolescents


Additional information

£30 Adults 18+ per 50 minute counselling hour

£25 Children and Adolescents  5 years-17 years per 50 minute counselling hour

£25 Counselling students per 50 minute counselling hour

My fees reflect the realisation that the need for support must be affordable!

I specialize in counselling children and adolescents.


I am available Monday to Friday mornings afternoons or evenings by arrangement.

Further information

I work with families to repair or enhance the relationship




Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

13 Sandwich Close
Golden Vally
CT20 3QG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Karen Staniforth Dip Couns Reg. MBACP (Accred)

Karen Staniforth Dip Couns Reg. MBACP (Accred)