Karen Undrill

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MBACP - Individual and Couples Counselling
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Shipston-on-Stour CV36 & Shipston-On-Stour CV36
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I am a qualified counsellor of 15 years with specific training in helping couples with relationship issues, people living with or who have been affected by cancer, people living with and affected by ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, woman dealing with menopausal symptoms and older adults.

The last few years have been very different to what most of us are used to and this has had an effect on a lot of people. For some this has been a time of reflection in which they may have decided to take the opportunity to do things differently. For others it has been a rather worrying time. Now we are beginning to get back to our usual way of life we may find ourselves feeling overwhelmed. That is when counselling can sometimes help.

I will give you the time and space to look at these issues and how you are feeling, give you the chance to consider your thoughts, feelings and situations in a confidential, supportive, non-judgemental environment with someone who is trained to listen and to help you make sense of what is happening.

My counselling experience includes:

  • working with couples/individuals with relationship issues
  • individuals living with or affected by cancer
  • woman dealing with menopausal symptoms
  • adults feeling overwhelmed
  • adults feeling stressed/anxious/depressed
  • individuals with work related issues
  • older adults
  • Fibromyalgia
  • adults with ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
  • adults with chronic illnesses

Everyone at some point in their life could do with some extra support. Life events may have become overwhelming - relationships may be breaking down, there may be problems at work, you or someone close to you may be ill or there may be issues from the past that remains unresolved. Counselling allows you time and space to look at areas of concern. It gives you the chance to consider your thoughts, feelings and situations in a confidential, supportive, non judgemental environment with someone who is trained to listen and to help you make sense of what is happening.

Counselling is not an advice service but provides a space where you can express your thoughts and feelings freely. Counselling can help you to develop an understanding of yourself and your life which may enable you to make important choices and decisions.

As well as offering individual counselling, I have had specific training in helping couples with relationship issues and have worked with a local mediation charity counselling couples.

How it works

We would meet on a regular basis, usually weekly, to look at your concerns. Counselling can last for as little as one session - there are no set time limits. However, most people find that six sessions or more are helpful.

For counselling to work there must be a trusting relationship between the counsellor and the client and therefore it is important for you to feel comfortable working with me. We would therefore meet for an initial session to explore if counselling is right for you. At the present time rather than meet face to face I am offering telephone counselling or online counselling for our initial session. If you would like to continue, we will then decide a suitable day and time for us to meet plus set an initial amount of sessions.

I have a flexible counselling approach having been trained as an integrative counsellor. I select the approach I think is best for you as a person and the concern you are bringing.

If you have any questions or would like to book a session, then please call me or send an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Transpersonal Couples Counselling/Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Transpersonal Couples Counselling/Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management
  • BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their code of ethics. I have worked as a counsellor for over fifteen years both as a volunteer and in paid positions. 

Currently I am working with a cancer charity and I have a private practice.  Previously I have worked with a local mediation service providing counselling to couples, a counselling service for older adults, the NHS and various charities.

Some of the workshops and training courses I have attended are:

Imago Relationship Therapy Workshop, Compassion Focused Therapy, Bereavement; Alzheimer's and dementia;  ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Mindfulness.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Clients who have had or have cancer

Relationship/Couples counselling

Clients with ME/Chronic Fatigue

Fees

Additional information

I have regular sessions available for face-to-face counselling at Shipston Therapy Centre.  I can also provide counselling via the telephone or online via Zoom.

Once you have made contact, we will have an initial conversation to ensure that I am the correct counsellor for you.  We can then book an assessment session which gives us the chance to get to know one another and to decide whether counselling is right for you.  If you would like to take the counselling forward, we would arrange regular weekly sessions lasting for 50 minutes.

In couple counselling - the focus is on the relationship and what is going on for both of you.  As there would be three of us together, we can either try Zoom or work face to face.  After our assessment session, which lasts for approximately 50 minutes we can then arrange regular weekly sessions.


Individual counselling - £50 per session - 50 minutes per session

Couple counselling - £60 for a 50 minute session

If slots are available I can offer sessions on Mondays (Mornings, afternoons and early evenings), Wednesdays (afternoon) and Thursdays (afternoon).

If you would like to find out more about counselling or would like to book an appointment, please give me a ring or e mail me.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can offer sessions on Mondays in the mornings, afternoons and early evenings. Wednesdays and Thursdays in the afternoons.

I do not have any availability on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Shipston-on-Stour, Essex, CV36

Shipston Therapy Centre, 14 Market Place, Shipston-On-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4AG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom
Karen Undrill
Karen Undrill