Karen Storey MBACP

Karen Storey  MBACP



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About me

Hello, and welcome to my profile.

From time to time in our lives we all experience difficulties. These may arise in the form of new situations, bereavement, perhaps a traumatic life event or even simply feeling lost. As a parent, partner and daughter I have some understanding of life's challenges. Counselling provides you with a safe space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. When we feel supported and understood we are better able to move forward in a positive direction.

I can offer you that safe space. I offer face to face counselling, stress management and personal development sessions in a non-judgemental, confidential environment. I am a professionally qualified therapeutic counsellor with a range of knowledge, skills and experience. I have worked with people who have had a wide range of issues including anxiety, low self-esteem, work related stress, trauma and bereavement.

My core approach is Person-Centred and I use this as the foundation of our therapy. I enjoy this approach as it allows me to facilitate growth and change. I believe each person, if given the correct conditions, is able to gain greater self awareness and insight into their situation.

Additionally I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This is a form of CBT which has proven to be highly effective for clients. ACT incorporates defusion of negative emotions, a willingness to live towards your values along with Mindfulness techniques.

I work in a holistic way, seeing you the client as a whole person and not as an issue to deal with. I enjoy working creatively also. At times this is so helpful as it is not always easy to find the words to explain how we feel.

What to expect in your first session.

At our initial meeting we can discuss your needs and expectations. From here you can decide if you feel comfortable working with me. For therapy to be successful it is vital that you feel at ease and able to build trust. My aim is to provide you with the necessary ingredients to feel heard, understood and able to explore your current concerns and issues.

Additional services.

Additionally, I can incorporate effective NLP techniques along with hypnotherapy. I offer hypnotherapy for a range of issues including for relaxation. Our hectic lives today can sometimes add to our levels of stress without us realising. Taking some time for ourselves can be the first steps into clearing the fog of our minds.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, I'd love to hear from you. If I'm unable to answer please leave a message, or drop me a text or email.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 in Counselling Studies

Level 2 in Counselling Skills

Foundation Certificate in Therapeutic Hypnosis

Certificate in Bereavement and Loss

Introduction and Intermediate certificate in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. ( A form of CBT)

Certificate for Rewind Technique for Trauma and Phobias

I currently work within a Primary Care Counselling service.

I have experience of Counselling within the voluntary sector and also for a local hospice.

I am a registered member of BACP and adhere to their ethical framework and guidelines.

I am currently working towards accreditation.

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Accredited register membership


My fees are £40 a session.

Each session lasting approximately 50 minutes.

£30 Initial consultation.

One to one hypnotherapy for relaxation sessions are £25.

Other hypnotherapy session - dependant upon the issue.

Student rate is £25

Concessions can be made for people on a low income, please ask.

Further information

I am available on evenings and weekends also.

There is parking available on site.

Maps & Directions

Stockton-on-Tees, TS21

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Evenings and weekend appointments available in addition to day time appointments.

Types of client

Older adults