Karen Young MNCS [Acc]
You have taken the hardest step - the first one! You have shown the strength you already have within yourself. In contacting me, we can now work together to find out what is troubling you and to enable you to find your answers to questions in your mind.
I can help with anxiety, depression, relationships, family related issues and low confidence/mood.
i am a Person-Centred counsellor primarily but use CBT techniques and action plans as required.
We are all individuals and manage our feelings and thoughts very differently. It is quite easy to get 'stuck' in a particular way of doing things which, over time, will not be effective. This can be changed - with my help.
I can provide a setting, which is totally private and where you can be yourself. You will be listened to in complete confidence in a caring and non-judgemental way. You can have individual sessions or a course, whichever suits you best.
I am bound by ethical guidelines of the National Counselling Society for good professional practice and am fully insured. I have regular clinical supervision.
Please note that I have an Essex practice and a London practice for your convenience.
I also work with EAPs [Employee Assistance Programmes] e.g. AVIVA
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling [National Counselling Society]
Diploma in counselling [Oxford College]
Certificate in CBT Becks Institute London
Certificate in Counselling
Certificate in Life Coaching
Relaxation and Mindfullness Foundation certificate
BSc [Hons] Psychology/Social Sciences
Certificate in Social Sciences
Workshops on bereavement and loss, and domestic violence
Enhanced DBS certificate
Regular clinicial supervision
Professional liability insurance
I work with individuals/couples/organisations and I also work with adults/adolescents and families.
Previously worked in local government [Essex County Council] Parenting Advisor, supporting families with various issues, behavioural, emotional and advice on forming healthy relationships.
Affiliate counsellor for RCN (Royal College of Nursing)
20 years experience and expertise working with special needs children and their families.
Vast working knowledge of Autism and Aspergers and the issues and difficulties faced by individuals and families on this spectrum.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Difficult family dynamics
£50 per 50 minute session.
£70 for couple counselling/family counselling
Tokenhouse Yard, London [fees on application by telephone or email]
Note: fees at Tokenhouse Yard, london higher due to high rental costs
48 hours notice is required for cancelled sessions, otherwise my fee will become payable.
Discount will be given for blocks of sessions, payable in advance.
Online counselling available.
Student discounts also available [trainees]
Supporting parents/families and young people who may require someone to talk to about everyday issues.
Long term psychotherapy.
If it is difficult for you to come to me, I am happy to arrange telephone/online counselling.