Karen Thornton Therapy Services
I am an Integrative Counsellor who works and lives my Life with a solution-focused approach. I am a deeply empathic person who can be alongside clients in the most difficult circumstances.
I am passionate about the well-being of children and young people. I am a direct, honest and congruent person with a good sense of humour.
I work with ages ranging from 6 years to Adults. I am experienced working with a range of emotional and Mental health issues:
- Depression. Anxiety. Anger. ADD. ADHD.
- Drugs and Alcohol. Eating issues. School exclusion. Self-esteem.
- I can work jointly with family and clients.
- I can work creatively.
- I use mindfulness.
I created The Tool-kit Group for 11-20 years, to create a tool-bag for dealing with Life.
I have my own unique approach for helping young people and adults change their unhelpful thinking which causes anxiety, depression, i have had great success of clients coming into full awareness and starting to live in the truth. Living their lives from their authentic selves.
I love my campervan and tour Scotland and Ireland, love ballet, dance, gardening, retreats and having fun.
Training, qualifications & experience
ABC Level 4 Diploma in the theory Practice of Counselling.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young people. Level 7.
Mindfulness for Health Course. Breathworks.
Mindful Self-compassion. 5-day intensive course. Chris Germer.
Mindful Based Stress reduction course. Bangor University.
BACP Conference working with identity and self-esteem with young people.
Employed at Visyon as a counsellor, Family health wellbeing worker in Schools, Group facilitator, Mentor.
I worked in Addiction for 2 years at a rehabilitation centre, helping addicts and alcoholics into recovery.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
creative and art to help with the therapy process.
Initial contact by e mail. Then phone consultation to confirm I am right counsellor for you.
1st session at a lower rate to see if i am the right counselor for you.