Karen Wilkins (Firefly Counselling), Dip Couns, MBACP
Hi. My name is Karen Wilkins and I am a counsellor dedicated to helping people who are experiencing some form of crisis in their lives. My concern is to help people help themselves, as it doesn’t matter how many times someone tells you something, ultimately you have to discover a way forward by yourself, that works for you.
My aim, therefore, is to help you to discover and utilise your own inner resources, in order to get you through whatever crisis you are currently experiencing. Low self-esteem, relationship problems, anger issues, negative thinking, destructive patterns of behaviour, addiction and self-loathing are just some of the things that spring to mind.
I can’t be with you 24/7, but I aim to empower you, increasing your self-awareness and being a supportive presence alongside you, for this stage of the journey along your life’s path.
I tailor my counselling to each individual client, so as to be of most help to each person. I welcome men and women from differing social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, of different sexual orientations, ages and gender.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an honours degree and a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am committed to ongoing professional development.
I am also a qualified teacher and an experienced Lecturer in Counselling Skills.
I have most recently been working with ex-addicts, providing AfterCare and helping them cope with life after rehab. Prior to that I was working for a low-cost counselling service, whose clients all had greatly varying problems and needs.
I have full professional indemnity insurance and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, which means I am bound by its Ethical Framework and subject to the Conduct Procedure therein.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individuals - £40 per session
Couples - £50 per session
I also offer reduced rates for those currently undergoing financial hardship. Please just ask.
I am based in the beautiful Cotswold market town of Wotton-under-Edge, which lies halfway between Bristol and Gloucester and is easily accessible by motorway. I will also travel to see you in the comfort of your own home, if that is more convenient for you.
I also offer counselling by telephone or Skype; again, please just ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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