Karen Young MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Karen Young MBACP (Senior Accredited)


01494 676005

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About me

I am a counsellor, and a supervisor for other counsellors, and work in private practice from premises at my home in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. I offer both open-ended counselling, and short-term work with an agreed number of sessions. I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Some of the most common issues I'm used to working with are:

Anxiety, stress and depression
Lack of confidence and self-esteem
Relationship issues, past and present
Bereavement, loss and grief
Guilt and shame
Traumatic event(s) and traumatic relationships
Adjusting to change

Clients often contact me when they are struggling to resolve a current issue, or are feeling unable to move on from something in their past. In an initial appointment we will discuss the difficulties and agree on a focus and goals of our work.

My initial training was as a person-centred counsellor and I now work integratively; I draw on a number of approaches which include person-centred, CBT, attachment-based and somatic trauma treatment. I tailor my way of working to the particular needs of each individual client.

I can be contacted by phone or email and respond daily to messages. You are welcome to contact me if you have any queries or questions before making an appointment.

Tel: 01494 676005
Email: karen@karenyoungcounselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working as a counsellor since qualifying in 2006. I set up a private practice in 2009; In the past I have counselled with Buckinghamshire Mind's adult counselling service. I was employed by PCCP Ltd and counselled in two surgeries in Buckinghamshire, and was employed for ten years as counsellor at the South Bucks Hospice in High Wycombe. I have worked as a Supervisor of counsellors working in the bereavement service of the Peace Hospice in Watford, and have worked as a volunteer and have supervised a group of volunteers at Cruse Bereavement Care. I currently work in private practice as a counsellor and a supervisor to other counsellors, both qualified and in training.

Qualifications and Training

Diploma in Counselling
Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Somatic Trauma Therapy (Level 1)
Understanding & Working with Dissociation
Working Therapeutically with Complex Traumatic Dissociation
Accredited Bereavement Volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care
Advanced Supervision and Group Supervision training, CSTD London
Certificate in Person-Centred Supervision, Metanoia Institute

I am bound by the BACP's Ethical Framework.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am trained in the treatment of Somatic Trauma therapy, an approach that uses both cognitive and somatic (body-based) techniques, which can lead to improved physical (somatic) symptoms, an improved ability to regulate emotions and better functioning relationships.


I charge £50 and sessions are for an hour. An initial appointment is offered to give you an opportunity to meet with me, and for us to explore and agree on how we might work together. I will not expect payment for the first session if, for any reason, a decision is agreed not to proceed.

Further information

My counselling premises are based at my home in Beaconsfield in a quiet location at the bottom of a cul de sac. Parking is easily available in the drive in front of the house.

Maps & Directions

Beaconsfield, HP9

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I work weekdays.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Finding the right person can take time; you'd be welcome to meet with me, at no charge and with no obligation.

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