Dr Karen Walker
The thought clinic offers individually tailored therapy for both children & adults. We also offer couples and family counselling. We aim to offer initial appointments within 48 hours.
I use evidence based therapeutic interventions for a range of conditions, e.g. stress, anxiety, panic disorder & agoraphobia, depression, bereavement, behavioural problems, self-esteem problems, phobias, OCD, trauma & PTSD and health anxiety. This list is not exhaustive, so please contact me to discuss any issues you are experiencing that you feel may benefit from therapy.
I use a range of interventions, selected to meet your specific needs and goals. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Person centred counselling, Solution focused therapy, Psychodynamic therapy and Systemic or family therapy.
You can find out more about what to expect from therapy by visiting my website, www.thethoughtclinic.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I have several years of experience of working in the NHS, with children and their families and also with adults with more complex conditions. I have also worked with adults and children with a learning disability. During this time I have also been a volunteer for a bereavement support charity.
I am a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and also HCPC registered. These organisations regulate the profession of Counselling Psychology and set the ethical guidelines by which I practise.
I have a degree in Counselling Psychology (BSc(Hons)) and a Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DCounsPsy) qualification.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are available by request. You can either telephone me on 07791 899787 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Appointments are available Monday to Friday, some late appointments may be available. We aim to offer an initial appointment within 48 hours.