Karen Young

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MNCS [Acc]
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Chelmsford, Essex, CM1
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About me

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.

Member organisations

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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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Difficult family dynamics


£55.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

£55 per 50 minute session.

£70 for couple counselling/family 

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]

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays and wednesdays subject to change.

Some flexibility 

Further information

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.

Chelmsford, Essex, CM1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme