Hello, I’m Karen and I look forward to hearing from you. My Counselling service is Face to Face and Online. What Covid has taught me is that both online and in-person are equally effective and work extremely well.
I offer short-term counselling and longer-term therapy. Have worked with many people who have never experienced counselling before, as well as students and people who have returned to counselling to work on issues they were not ready for before. My experience and career in therapy began many years ago. I understand and care deeply for people and know how important talking to someone who can really listen to what you are saying is.
I am in my Clinical training yrs of Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and am able to offer TA at very affordable rates because of this. I have regular Clinical Supervision which I believe to be absolutely essential to Clinical Practice as well as my own ongoing Psychotherapy because I want to give the absolute best service to my clients and know that to be able to help others one needs to have been to those difficult places themselves.
I have worked with young adults in a low secure forensic unit. With adults and children with Autism, Asperger’s and Learning Disabilities for many years in the third sector with the Touch Trust where I ran therapeutic movement sessions and trained teachers and social workers to help their children and their families communicate more effectively, learn to have fun and to relax together. I was the therapeutic coordinator for Wales and responsible for quality assurance and safeguarding.
Having a Masters in Movement Psychotherapy I am naturally drawn to the body and its language and so often in sessions pay attention to ‘where you are breathing in your body, ‘What your hands are saying’ etc. The body focus works where there is trauma as becoming safely embodied and finding a stable and solid foundation is extremely important. Many people find connecting with how they ‘feel’ very difficult and I understand this so the therapy is focused on talking through their thoughts, behaviours, body sensations. Talking about work, relationships, family, career, dreams etc.
Often people seek Counselling for help with bothersome thoughts, patterns that keep showing in their life whether that be in intimate relationships, work or how they manage day-to-day tasks. Whatever your reasons for seeking help my promise is to offer you my care, confidentiality, warmth and honesty. Many women and men have experienced really difficult life experiences that they can't put into words. They tell me, “my problems don’t seem valid when there are people dying in the world” , “I just want to know why people don’t treat me well”‘ or “Things just feel off and I am unhappy, can’t put my finger on what’s wrong” etc.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Movement Psychotherapy (Dance Voice: Canterbury Christchurch University)
Advanced Diploma Counselling Supervision (Level 7)
Diploma in Online Counselling and Therapy (ACTO)
Internal Family Systems
The Trauma Pathway (TRC)
Family Constellations (Sarasi Rogers)
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
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Online: £40 for 50 mins
In-person: £ 45 for 50 mins
TA Psychotherapy (Clinical year placement)
£40 for a 50mins (online and in-person)
Online: £50 for 60 mins session
In-person: £55 for 60 mins session
Mondays to Fridays 8am to 8pm