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About me

Counselling - Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy offering Person Centred, Existential and Gestalt therapy.

Are you looking for a warm approachable therapist to talk to in a safe confidential space? I believe that the relationship between myself as the therapist and you as a client is key to effective therapy. If you need to talk and explore your issues with someone who will listen with empathy whilst enabling you to develop self-awareness and self-compassion, please contact me to see if we can work together.

I am a fully insured and qualified accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred).

I work with children, young people and adults in my private practice and school settings. I also work at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care where I counsel patients, carers and family members (the latter both pre and post bereavement). In addition I have a special interest in counselling individuals on the Autistic Spectrum, those with Learning Difficulties and Language and Communication issues.

Coach House Counselling offers face-to-face counselling with both daytime and evening appointments available. As a qualified professional, I adhere to the BACP Ethical framework and it's values and principles.

I am now also offering counselling via telephone or Zoom video platform. We can discuss which media you would prefer. Payment would be via Bank Transfer 24 hours in advance.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am professionally qualified, with a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling (FdSc) and an accredited member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred). I have also undertaken further specialist training with Place2Be, a successful charity which champions children's mental health and well-being.

I come from a background of working in health and education and believe mental health and well-being is key to enabling us to live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. Counselling empowers us to support ourselves, with self-knowledge and self-compassion.

I work with adults, young people and children in both private practice and school settings, with experience of supporting clients with a wide range of issues and challenges. I also offer counselling to student counsellors.

I am also privileged to work at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, counselling patients, carers and family members. As such I have a special interest in supporting those with a terminal or life limiting illness or those affected by this issue and bereavement.

All counselling is tailored to individual need, providing personalised support through a warm and engaging therapeutic relationship.

When working with children I use a child centred approach based around attachment theory, incorporating the language of play and creativity to support the counselling process.

In addition, I have experience of supporting individuals with language and communication difficulties, autistic spectrum and learning difficulties and can differentiate to meet individual needs.

I am experienced in helping clients who are finding it difficult to cope with:

* Anxiety
* Depression
* Relationship issues
* Low self-esteem
* Addictions
* Stress
* Trauma
* Panic attacks
* Self-harm
* Bereavement
* Family break-down
* Redundancy
* Terminal or Life Limiting illness
* Grief and Bereavement

These are examples of common issues, it is not intended to be an conclusive list. Please contact me with any other issues you may be experiencing to see if I can help!

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Autism/Social Communication
Speech and Language Difficulties

Terminal Illness

Life Limiting Illness



Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


£55 per session (50 minutes)

Some concession places available for student counsellors - please contact me for information

Payment is by cash on the day or by BACS transfer at least 24 hours before appointment.

Cancellations less than 48 hours before the appointment will result in the full fee being payable unless I am able to rebook your appointment within 5 working days.

Please email, text or phone for more information or any questions you may have.

Other Information

Free Parking

I aim to respond to client enquiries as soon as possible, normally within 24 hours.

I adhere to the British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy’s ‘Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions’ . To find out more visit www.bacp.co.uk/ethics.

Coach House Counselling is a fully insured practice.


Flexible appointments, daytime and evenings

Further information

I also offer a service to schools 'Therapy in Schools'. This is a holistic counselling service offering support for children, schools and families. Please see my website www.coachhousecounselling.net for more information.


Arborfield Green

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Karen Warriner, FdSc Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP(Accred.)

Karen Warriner, FdSc Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP(Accred.)