Hello, My name is Karena, I am a qualified Counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy working within their ethical framework and guidelines.
I understand that life, at times, can feel hopeless and dark. Whether you know why you have these feelings or are at a loss to understand or verbalise them, I will support you.
I am committed to offering you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to explore those thoughts or feelings within a person centred approach.
I recognise the courage it can take to reach out and ask for help working towards rebuilding and maintaining your Positive Mental Health.
This is the first step on the journey to resolving what is causing you so much pain, anxiety, or sadness.
I believe this journey is yours, it is individual to you and as such, the number of sessions will be guided by you.
If you are ready to start that journey, please contact me and I will walk it with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Qualified counsellor and hold;
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Cognitive-Behavioural Theory (CBT) Diploma
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
- Mental Health First Aider
I have worked in various organisations including the NHS and have experience in the health, educational, and voluntary sectors.
I keep my practice up to date through Continuing Professional Development to ensure, I offer the best service I can.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
£40.00 per one-hour session. Payable at the session or in advance. I do not accept Cheques or card payment
I understand that not everyone can attend counselling between the hours of 9-5.
As well as some weekday sessions, I can offer some evening and weekend appointments.