Karen Weston

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Carshalton SM5 & Coulsdon CR5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My practice is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences.

Establishing a strong therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and non-judgment, I provide a safe and confidential space where clients can freely express themselves, fostering a sense of comfort. The exploration of past experiences, especially in childhood, uncovers patterns, unresolved conflicts, and underlying emotional struggles.

My practice encourages self-reflection and the development of insight into one's inner world. Through deep exploration, clients gain awareness of their unconscious motivations, defence mechanisms, and recurring patterns, facilitating personal growth and change.

Psychodynamic counselling focuses on long-term transformation rather than quick-fix solutions. Personal growth takes time and commitment and through consistent therapy, clients can cultivate lasting change and develop a more fulfilling life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am experienced and qualified with an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy. My approach is rooted in psychodynamic theory and recognises that many of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by unconscious processes. We will explore the hidden dynamics that may be shaping current experiences, allowing for a deeper understanding of oneself.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

Fees

£65.00 per session

Additional information

Concessionary fee of £45 may be available.

Further information

I currently hold in person appointments in Carshalton, Coulsdon and will accept enquiries from those wishing to be seen in Banstead. All locations offer comfortable and safe spaces within easy reach of public transport.

Live Well, 31 Beacon Grove, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3BA

The Therapy & Life Centre, 218 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2NF

Type of session

In person
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Karen Weston
Karen Weston