Karen Swarbrick

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Qualified Individual & Relationship Counsellor
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Scunthorpe DN17
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About me

Hi my name is Karen, thank you for visiting my page. Alongside experience in a wide range of issues faced by individuals, couples and families. I have a valuable and holistic approach to counselling, addressing both individuals and relationships, making it effective for understanding and addressing the complexities of family dynamics and couples issues.

I also specialise in working with clients who have suffered infant loss.

Life can take unexpected turns, and when faced with the heartbreaking reality of infant loss, the impact can be profound, leaving individuals and couples grappling with overwhelming emotions. In such challenging times, I can offer you empathy and understanding, as a
counsellor who specialises in providing support to those navigating the complex landscape of grief following the loss of a baby.

Professional Background:

With over three decades of experience in nursing and midwifery, I bring a unique blend of professional expertise and personal understanding to my counselling practice. Having personally endured the pain of losing a baby, I dedicated my career to supporting families through their journeys of grief and healing.

Areas of Expertise:

My specialism lies in assisting clients who find themselves grappling with the aftermath of infant loss. My areas of expertise include helping individuals and couples who feel a profound sense of emptiness, as if a massive hole has been left in their lives. Many of my clients express feelings of irreparable change and a sense of isolation from friends and family. I can work with you to address ruptures in your relationships, navigating the challenges of feeling rejected by trusted friends, and coping with the loss of hope and
dreams for a future family.

Compassionate Approach:

Understanding that grief is a deeply personal and intricate process, I adopt a compassionate and individualised approach. Drawing from my firsthand experience, I provides a safe and non-judgmental space for
clients to explore their emotions, helping them navigate the
complexities of grief while finding a path towards healing.

Holistic Support:

Beyond the emotional turmoil, I recognise the societal expectations that can compound the pain of infant loss. Clients often feel pressured to carry on with life as if nothing has happened, facing constant reminders of their loss. I work with individuals and couples to develop coping strategies, fostering a sense of resilience and
empowerment. My aim is to help clients not only manage their grief but also to rebuild their lives, finding fulfilment without succumbing to devastating guilt.

Support Group and Counseling Integration:

In addition to my counseling practice, I founded and lead a successful support group for infant loss. This unique combination of hands-on
experience in both nursing midwifery, health visiting and counselling, coupled with my support group leadership, enables me to offer a comprehensive and holistic approach to healing.

If you are seeking a counsellor who understands the depths of your pain and can guide you towards reclaiming your life after infant loss, I am dedicated to helping you find solace, strength, and renewed hope.
Together, we can navigate the journey of grief, discovering the
resilience to grow around the pain and build a fulfilling future.


If you are interested in accessing my services please contact me and I will be happy to arrange a free 15min consultation. Many thanks for viewing my page.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a post graduate diploma in Contemporary Relationship Counselling. I have recently complete the MA year in the above training.

I have worked for the last few years on a funded project within an organisation.

I also work privately with Individuals, Couples and Families.

I am registered with the BACP and CORST

Member organisations

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Baby Loss


£50.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individuals £50

Students £30

Couples & Family Counselling £60

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Christmas 2023

closed from 12th December until 2nd January.

Further information

Presently work face to face, zoom or telephone

i am currently completing Supervision training and offering low cost counselling for students. Please contact me.

Bronwyn, Main Street, Ealand, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN17 4JG

Ealand, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN17

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I am currently undertaking Supervision training, level 6 at the Grove, London. I am offering reduced rates for any students who may be interested.

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