Karen Vaughan

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Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 6BL
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About me

As an integrative counsellor I believe in the therapy experience being individual, yet tailored to the specific needs for my client. I believe all therapy approaches have their place in treatment but also that sometimes individual clients may not work well with a particular approach. I enjoy having the chance to be creative with my clients, to use different tools in exploration and making therapy interesting, ultimately having a positive impact on my client to aid recovery.

I have an 18 year mental health background working for the NHS alongside the crisis management team and a background previously of working in psychiatric nursing. I have a specific interest in working with Autism and have completed Autism awareness courses and CPD in order to enhance my skills and knowledge. Specific difficulties I often work with include:

  • Generalised anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Compulsive behaviours
  • Depression
  • Low self confidence
  • Adjustment and life stages
  • Life events (bereavements, divorce)

During therapy I consider the individual throughout the journey, discussing preferences and approaches to tailor the treatment to your needs in order to reach your goals. I offer therapy session face-to-face in-clinic at Chesterfield, or via telephone or TeleHealth. I am happy to consider home visits where appropriate following an in depth risk assessment if local.          

I offer a free 15-minute consultation via telephone for anyone that may be unsure about commencing therapy or wishing to ask any questions. This can be booked online. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP registered counsellor and UK Counselling Society accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. I am a registered mental health nurse to the level of qualified state enrolled nurse. My experience has seen me working within the Crisis interventions team supporting individuals for 18 years and working with clients with learning difficulties in special care units. 

I currently work as a psychotherapist as part of a team in private practice, here I continue my development and skills through regular training. Recent training includes:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Cognitive Behavioural Interventions
  • Self Esteem and confidence
  • Autism Awareness
  • Single Session Therapy

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer appointments throughout the day, although evening appointments are only available on Tuesday and Thursday.

Further information

The clinic access is suitable for restricted mobility and lifts are available for use. Parking is also available at the premises, this is limited and for a maximum duration of 90 minutes. Alternative parking is available on-street or a 2 minute walk from the venue. 

Appointments can be booked online by visiting our website: www.therapylifestyleclinic.co.uk or visiting our online booking portal: 

Or, email us at Hello@TheTLC.uk or Karen@TheTLC.uk

Alternatively, you can call us on: 01246 954005

36 Town End, Shirland, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 6BL

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

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

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Karen Vaughan
Karen Vaughan