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About me

Hello I'm Karen, I offer Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy for Relationship difficulties, Anxiety, people on the Autism Spectrum; Childhood issues, Body stresses, Feelings of 'I just don't feel right' and also Couples Therapy.

My training has been Person-centred, Integrative and somatic based which means I am able to work in the here and now with you through an Holistic approach.

Currently my clients have difficulties with Anxiety, Loneliness, Relationships; difficulties with being able to express themselves and trusting their own experiences. People with poor self esteem, with trauma and women who have been abused, are going through midlife changes, have suffered emotional and narcissitic abuse and just want to get their life back in flow.

I invite you to come along and chat about what you are looking to get from therapy, see if you feel you can work with me. My promise is to give you the best support in line with your expectations.

I am based in Risca, 7 min walk from the train station

Please email or call me with any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.



Training, qualifications & experience

MA Movement Psychotherapy

Advanced Diploma Counselling Supervision (Level 7)

Diploma in Online Counselling and Therapy (ACTO)

Certificate and Training in Couples Therapy


Internal Family Systems

The Trauma Pathway (TRC)

Family Constellations (Sarasi Rogers)

Developmental Movement

Body Mapping

Trauma and Psycho-education

Suicide and self harm training

Childhood sexual abuse: working with adult survivors (National counselling Society)

Counselling for rape and sexual abuse (National Counselling society)

Relational depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Mick Cooper)

Stories matter (Person centred arts association)

Working with trauma that has become stuck

Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical practice

Working with Relational trauma

Working with shame (Carolyn Spring)

Transactional Analysis 101

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.


Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK

ADMP UK is the professional organisation for the profession for Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the United Kingdom.

They aim to support the development of DMP in the UK and internationally; foster communication among Dance Movement Psychotherapists (DMPs); and promote the use of DMP throughout the United Kingdom and abroad.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dance therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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Counselling /Psychotherapy (Online) £40

(In Person) £45

Couples (Online) £45

(In Person) £50

Student Supervision  £35

All sessions are 50 mins unless otherwise requested

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors


Mondays to Fridays 8am to 8pm

22 Mount Pleasant Road
NP11 6QB

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


Hello, if you are looking for supervision you have come to the right place.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Karen Woodley Counselling Psychotherapist MA, MNCS Accred.

Karen Woodley Counselling Psychotherapist MA, MNCS Accred.