Karen Young (MBACP Senior Accredited)
I’m a senior accredited, registered member of BACP with fifteen years’ experience. I work with individual adults with issues including anxiety, depression, emotional overwhelm, bereavement, self-esteem, and trauma.
I offer a free brief telephone consultation if you’d like to discuss whether you might benefit from an initial appointment. I also offer the initial appointment at no charge and with no obligation if, for any reason, you decide not to proceed.
I trained initially as a person-centred counsellor and worked in GP surgery, hospice and voluntary settings, before setting up in private practice in 2009. A growing interest in the impact on us of trauma and of adverse childhood experiences led me to further train in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which is a body-based talking therapy.
Whether you’re looking for help with a current difficult life event or crisis, issues from the past that are interfering with the present, or symptoms of trauma, I will work with you to create a trusting and collaborative working relationship which will create the safety necessary to explore the issues more deeply.
Times, fees, location
My hours of work are between 9 am and 6 pm, Monday to Friday. Sessions are for an hour and are £55 per session. I am based in Knotty Green, Beaconsfield.
COVID19: ; I am closely monitoring the advice from Public Health England so that I can continue to deliver therapy safely and in line with government guidance. Until social distancing measures are eased, counselling sessions will take place via Zoom, a secure online video call. Remote working can still offer many positive benefits; if you’re unsure, you’re welcome to try an initial session with me.
I can be contacted by phone or email and respond daily to messages. You’re welcome to contact me if you have any queries or questions about how I could help, or if you’d like to try an online session.
Tel: 01494 676005
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diploma in person-centred counselling (2006) and have worked with adult clients in Buckinghamshire Mind’s counselling agencies in High Wycombe and Aylesbury, and as practice counsellor in Kingsmead surgery, High Wycombe and Cherrymead Surgery, Loudwater. I was lead counsellor and group facilitator at the South Bucks Hospice. I’m an accredited volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care. I have previously held roles of Counselling Supervisor at the Peace Hospice, Watford, and with the Chiltern and Beaconsfield branch of Cruse.
I am trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. This approach can be used where there have been early-life relationship issues, and with any issues of trauma, a traumatic event or traumatic relationships.
How I can help
Whether you’re looking for help with a painful past that is hijacking the present, or a current crisis or difficulty, or issues of trauma, you’re welcome to contact me. Together, we can find the way of working that’s right for you.
Qualifications and Training
- Diploma in Counselling
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Graduate Level I: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defences and Traumatic Memory
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level II: Emotional Processing, Meaning Making and Attachment Repair
- 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, London
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £55 and sessions are for an hour.