About me

Hello, I'm Karen, a qualified Adult Psychotherapist working face-to-face in Midhurst and online via Zoom.

I recognize that starting therapy can be daunting, but being able to explore any issues that are worrying you with a trained therapist can bring enormous change and freedom. I have learnt from experience how the past and present can influence our lives and the way we function on a daily basis.

Its simple to start therapy, contact me via email or my website and we can arrange a mutually convenient time to meet, there is no commitment at this stage.  We can simply discuss what you would like to achieve from therapy and how we can work together.

My experience includes working within NHS Secondary Care Services, at University Counselling Services offering therapy to students with acute issues, and at a clinic in London.   We are often unaware of the issues that are affecting us day to day - it may be trauma related which includes abuse, neglect, sexual, physical and psychological events from the past.

Please visit my website to find out more about me, how I work and how to get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

University of Roehampton/WPF Therapy London:  Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Theory and Practice.

University of London, Birkbeck College: Postgraduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy.

University of London, Birkbeck College: Certificate in Higher Education in Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics.

Experience

Open-ended and time-limited client work in a London clinic both face-to-face and online via Zoom.

NHS Secondary Care.

University Counselling Services.

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.

BACP

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

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

Childhood Trauma, including children of alcoholic parents, abuse and neglect both physical and psychological.

Photos & videos

Fees

From £65.00 to £70.00

Additional information

Initial Consultation lasting 1 hour: £70.00

Weekly sessions: 50 minutes: £65.00

Further information

I am working face-to-face from my clinic at Cowdray Park Therapy Rooms in Midhurst, West Sussex and also online via Zoom.

Cowdray Therapy Rooms
Easebourne Street
Easebourne
Midhurst
West Sussex
GU29 0AQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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.

Karen Watson

Karen Watson