Karen Woodley

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Professional Counsellor, Movement Psychotherapist.
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Risca, Newport, NP11 6QB
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About me

I love what the Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) says:
"Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy relies upon the importance of the relationship between the therapist and client to enable mind, body, feeling, and soul to come together as a whole."

I know how vital the one-to-one personal/professional relationship is in helping you re-discover or discover who you are for the first time and find your place in the world. I work with childhood traumas, anxiety-related issues, relationship difficulties, complicated grief, low self-esteem, shyness, loneliness, depression, Menopause and Neurodiversity.

You can heal your past, make new and different choices, see situations and people more objectively, and change the way you think. New ways of feeling, thinking, and behaving can emerge.

I work in private practice and am a member of the United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA), the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA), the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA) and the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS). I work within the United Kingdom Association Counselling and Psychotherapy (UKCP) Ethical framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications are:

* MA Movement Psychotherapy Canterbury Christchurch University
* MNCPS Accred. Counsellor
* Diploma in Advanced Counselling Supervision
* Clinical Transactional Analysis PG Diploma

My ongoing Professional Development Training includes the following:

TA 101 – TACymru
Tending to trauma and the trauma pathway-BdT Trauma Recovery Training & Consultancy
Certificate in working with trauma- Becoming Ubuntu
Working with the Traumatised Inner Child (C-PTSD)- Becoming Ubuntu

Couples Counselling – Gloucestershire Counselling Service
Eco-Therapy’ working without walls’-TACymru
Child Sexual Abuse and How to Work with Survivors- NCPS

Working with the dynamics of shame- Carolyn Spring
Working with survivors of Narcissistic and Emotional Abuse
Working with grief and Loss

Energy psychology training
Internal Family systems
Family Constellations

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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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 & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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£55.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Counselling sessions

Individual: £55 for 50 mins

Couples: £65

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Throughout my work with people with anxieties, traumas, difficulties in relationships, psychosomatic illnesses, stress and depression, I have found that there is often a constant fear or panic; many people believe this means they are faulty in some way, but fear and anxiety indicate CPTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). This is common in people with relational traumas and relational ruptures throughout their lives. It shows Interpersonal difficulties, emotional dysregulation, unexplainable psychosomatic symptoms and negative self-beliefs connected to shame and guilt. C-PTSD is a shattering of goodness, of sound relational systems in one’s life.

22 Mount Pleasant Road, Risca, Newport, NP11 6QB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Karen Woodley
Karen Woodley