Karen Woodley RDMP MNCS (Accredited) Therapist and Clinical Supervisor

Karen Woodley RDMP MNCS (Accredited) Therapist and Clinical Supervisor

The Old Post Office Art and Therapy Centre
Prince Street


07852 873857

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The Old Post Office Art and Therapy Centre
Prince Street


07852 873857

About me

Hello I'm Karen, I offer confidential individual professional counselling, psychotherapy and clinical supervision and work with adults and children. I work from a person centred and humanistic foundation and offer an integrative and relational approach to therapy. I adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's code of ethics and am registered with the National Counselling Society (NCS) and the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapists UK (ADMPUK).

I am an openhearted and warm person who understands the commitment it takes to be in therapy and that it can feel daunting choosing a therapist with so many different styles available. This can cause anxiety in itself and so with everyone I see the focus is on finding what fits best for you. I have a deep respect and belief in the uniqueness of each person and have successfully worked with many people who say that they have a newfound belief and confidence in themselves from our work together.

Children - working with children through the Art of Dance Movement Psychotherapy allows those with emotional difficulties, anger issues, learning disabilities, autism and other needs to find ways of recovering and discovering what is meaningful to them  and what helps them to cope with school, work, make friends etc. Anxiety and Stress are big problems at this time and this work lessens the impact and even resolves and dissolves the tendencies that are experienced in the body.

Adults - I currently see women and men in midlife change and crisis, people with deep anxiety and stress, loss, addictions and suicidal thoughts. Some clients are looking for short term therapy and others longer term work. Many clients with emotional difficulties and relationship problems, depression and psychosomatic illness and those who have suffered abuse. Perhaps you know exactly what it is you need help with and perhaps you don't but you feel that something is not quite right within yourself and your world.

I offer a first free consultation where we chat about what you are looking to get from therapy and if you feel you can work with me and I think that I can give you the best support in line with your expectations than we can book sessions together. My promise to you is to offer a safe and confidential space and to be a constant and gentle presence in your therapy journey.

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


Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy level 7
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision level 7
  • Diplomas in creative and therapeutic dance
  • Certificate in the Dance of Awareness Process
  • Energy tools for Trauma
  • Safeguarding
  • Family Constellations
  • Trauma pathway training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Psychosomatic illnesses.


£40 for Psychotherapy / £35 for students

£50 / £45 for Supervision / £40 students block booking available

Block booking discounts available

Maps & Directions

Pontypool, NP4 9XA
Risca, NP11

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Evenings and weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

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

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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