Karen Waller - Lavender Counselling
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a fully qualified counsellor in West Surrey/North West Hants area, specialising in working with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I offer a non judgemental, supportive space, that is confidential to help client's explore how they are feeling. It can be difficult to access emotions and to express them to someone you do not know. Therefore I take the time to build a relationship with my clients which is solid and built on trust.
Approach: Integrative, Transactional Analysis, Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Format: Long and short term counselling. Fully qualified to work online.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certified Cyber Therapist - Online Therapy Institute
Post Grad Certificate in Couples Counselling - Marriage Care.
BA (Hons) Counselling - Middlesex University.
FdSc (Foundation Degree) Counselling - University of Greenwich.
Counselling Skills Certificate Levels 1 - 3 - Guildford College.
TA 101 Introductory Workshop - Metanoia.
Certificate of Completion Foundation Year Training TA - Metanoia.
Enhanced CRB disclosure.
Completion of the BACP/Open University short course, How to do counselling online.
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
Specialise in working with couples
First session is an assessment session, which is free of charge.
Thereafter, £55 per session
I have taken continuous professional development in:
Child Sexual Exploitation training
Working Together to Protect and Safeguard Children Module 1&2
CBT for Depression & Suicide
Working with Dreams
Living and Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder
Relationship with Food
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Sexualized Trauma & Guilt and shame
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Introduction to Energy Techniques
Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Suicide & Self-harm
Therapy & Pharmaceutical Drugs
Introduction to Relational Psychotherapy
Working with Couples
Internet Infidelity within a Couples Relationship
How Attachment Bonds Shape our Relationships: A Developmental Perspective
Solution Focused Brief Therapy Course
Asperger Syndrome Working Clinically with Individual and Couples Affected by the condition
Understanding Shame and Humiliation in Couple Relationships
Relationships and Asperger's Syndrome Conference
Creative Arts Online
Trauma and Dissociation: Essential Skills for Working Online
Tools and Strategies to Help Relationships Thrive
Polyvagel Theory in Action: Creating Safety & Connection with Trauma Clients
Stories that matter : Working with 6 part story method