Karin Sieger | Reg. MBACP (Accred)
Thank you for visiting my profile in your search for support.
Please note that during the coronavirus lockdown all my client consultations take place online.
I specialise in support with
- personal change and transitions (private or work life)
- loss, grief, bereavement
- low self esteem
- illness (esp chronic and life-changing)
- cancer counselling
- coronavirus wellbeing support
I work with adults (18+), and do not offer couples or children's counselling.
During a free 20 minute online consultation you can tell me a bit more about why you are seeking support and ask me any relevant questions. Together we can then decide on next steps. You can find out more about the online counselling I offer via my website here https://karinsieger.com/online-counselling-karin-sieger/
My standard fee is £75. I offer reduced fees for those affected financially by COVID19 and key workers (£50-£75).
Contact me by email to arrange your free consultation. I aim to respond to you within 24 hours (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays). If you don't hear from me within this time, then please check your spam folder, esp if you use Hotmail or Yahoo.
About me: I hold a Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, which means I can draw from a range of approaches (including humanistic, relational, psychodynamic, CBT) depending on what is most relevant and helpful. I trained in the NHS, where I also worked before setting up my private practice. Before training to become a therapist, I spent some 25 years in consumer and media research (incl BBC World Service and AOL). My website https://karinsieger.com is among the top 10 UK psychotherapy blogs where you can find a large range of self help articles written by me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton.
In my work I draw from a range of approaches including Person-Centered, Relational, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, Cognitive Behaviour (CBT) and Body Psychotherapy.
I am accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, which is accredited by the Department of Health.
I trained in the NHS and voluntary sector. After my training I continued working for two London-based NHS Primary Care Trusts.
I have personal experience of cancer treatment.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
During the Coronavirus crisis I
- offer a free 20 minutes initial consultation online;
- operate a sliding scale of fees from £50
Concessions offered for
More articles by Karin Sieger
- On the verge of change, but nothing is happening?
- What's the point in talking about cancer?
- Low self-esteem: The broken record
- It sounds like you are depressed
- Is telling you I am seriously ill selfish?
- Thank you; Lynda Bellingham - a legacy
- How are you? Families and friends affected by cancer
- What is summer depression?
- When a loved one is seriously ill or dying
- When your heart is broken
- My therapist does not understand me
- When you feel 'Sentenced to Life' (as Clive James reflects)
- When Mother’s Day is not a happy occasion
- Do CEOs Need a Priest?
- I do not know myself anymore
- The Challenge of Expat Life
- Life beyond cancer treatment – you are your own expert
- The opportunity behind the post-holiday blues
- Surviving Bereavement
- The Illusion Behind Addictive Behaviour
- Mothers and Fathers with Postnatal Depression (PND)
- Death by Proxy – What we can learn from Nelson Mandela's Passing
- Who can you trust these days – in public life or relationships?
- A Playful Tiff or Domestic Abuse?
- Why does this always happen to me? Relationship Counselling
- About Cancer Counselling
- Counselling After Traumatic Events: The Woolwich Attack