Karen Yuen

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BSc (Hons), PG Cert, MBACP, ACCPH
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Greenford UB6 & London W3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, my name is Karen Yuen and I am an accredited and registered counsellor/therapist with over 8 years of experience helping individual adults.

I offer an opportunity for you to explore personal difficulties in a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive environment. You will be supported in understanding and articulating these feelings and emotions, and to understand and gain insight into your situation. 

Online and phone counselling support can help with a wide range of issues, I can help you with:

Anxiety 
Bereavement, Grief, Loss 
Depression 
Discrimination 
Low self-esteem 
Relationships (work, family, friends)
Stress
Trauma 

My intention is to help you have a healthier relationship with your thoughts, feelings and emotions, this will help your relationship with self, others and different experiences and situations you encounter in your daily life. I can help you better understand them,  find out where they came from, explore them and have more harmony with them. This process can foster growth and lead to positive change in your life. Ultimately, to better understand and accept yourself as a whole being.

I have been trained in an integrative therapeutic approach, incorporating person-centred, humanistic, cognitive, psychodynamic, spiritual and transcultural approaches. This allows me to adapt to the unique individual needs of the client. The foundation of my approach is through trauma informed compassionate inquiry, being client-centred and using the core conditions of unconditional positive regard, genuineness, and empathy, to create an empathic, safe, and non-judgemental space.  

As a South East Asian counsellor (Hong Kong Chinese, Vietnam, Myanmar heritage) I understand the nuances of different cultures and how it influences our perspective and interactions with ourselves, others and the world. The direct and indirect discrimination, racism, sexism that all humans experience in daily life and how it can take a toll on our wellbeing.

For more information about me and how I can support you, please click on my website link above.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Counselling and Therapeutic Studies; 2:1, Leeds Metropolitan University 2005.
  • PGCert Occupation and Wellbeing; Merit, Sheffield Hallam University 2023.
  • CPD Advanced Certificate Counselling Psychology.
  • CPD Training in Recovery from Coercive, Cultic and Spiritual Abuse.
  • CPD Compassionate Inquiry

I have over 8 years of experience in counselling support: 

  • Within NHS Direct, occupational therapy, and mental health.
  • Social care settings in the community and independent living schemes.
  • Spiritual settings in meditation wellbeing retreats. 

I also specialise in supporting people who have experienced trauma from coercive, cult and spiritual abuse. This includes leaving controlling relationships, families, organisations and groups. I have personal experience in leaving and recovering from a coercive organisation and have particular knowledge and understanding in this area.

I am a Registered Member of BACP, Accredited Senior Member of ACCPH and adhere to BACP and ACCPH Code of Conduct and Ethical Framework, Enhanced DBS cleared to work with vulnerable people.

If you would like to book a free initial session or have any questions please feel free to email me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Life transitions
  • Meaninglessness
  • Loss of direction in life

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

The initial session is an opportunity for you to see if you resonate with my approach and feel you would like to work with me. Also if you have any questions. This is free of charge and lasts for 15 minutes.

Please email me for reduced fee rates.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available Monday - Friday 10am - 8pm, and Two Saturdays a Month 10am - 3pm.

Further information

I work with individuals from the age of 18 and over, working on a short-term or long-term basis depending on the needs of the client.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK ON MY WEBSITE LINK.

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for viewing my profile.

Greenford, Greater London, UB6

London, Greater London, W3

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Conversational Cantonese

Online platforms

Google Meet
Karen Yuen
Karen Yuen