Karmen Losey

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MA(Hons)Psych, DipHIC
Available for new clients
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Bristol BS3 & BS7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I tune into clients using your verbal and non-verbal communication. I have over a decade of experience working with clients who seek help to express themselves, live as they would like, or manage transitions & challenges, and am adept at coming alongside.

I keep creative materials available and can facilitate tapping into creativity via images, metaphors, dreams etc to help with sharing, opening to the process and going beyond words. Creativity in the widest sense can bring more of the individual, ease issues, and contribute to living more fully.  

I work individually in a lovely Centre for Whole Health. I am also part of  a collective of specialist therapists in North Bristol where we see members of family units simultaneously. 

Training, qualifications & experience

My training is in Integrative Counselling from BCPC alongside Family Systems and Couples training.  In my practise I use a mix of:

  • a humanistic background which helps enter your world from your perspective 
  • therapeutic use of the arts' to aid expression where words are hard
  • family therapy and couples work skills helping lift blame but let systems shift
  • techniques to move recalcitrant patterns like Gestalt 
  • practical solution based thinking 

My previous Psychology degree has given me a cognitive grounding in mental health and human development. Neuropsychology helps me empower people to heal themselves in conducive conditions.

In my work life I was Director of a family bereavement centre for many years. I previously led a school based therapeutic service in Bath. More recently I have been a Counsellor for hard working staff within the NHS. These roles have involved working with various issues, age groups, family units and wider systems. These have honed my skills and interests in many areas including dreamwork; brief targeted work; longer term in depth work; re-storying work and empowering clients.

In my private practise I have worked particularly with mental health issues; loss; identity-formation; relational patterns; and the many transitions in life we have to navigate.

I hope this helps you decide if I may be able to help you but do feel free to call and discuss it further.

Member organisations

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BACP
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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

General difficulties in expressing yourself and/or being heard and understood

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

For online work I charge £60 for individual sessions and £85 for couples; there are a few in person spaces at £70 and £95 respectively.

The initial conversation is a rich foundation for therapeutic relationship and we often begin working together. However I offer a free 20minute consultation for assessment and considering suitability for beginning.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have spaces online Friday mornings, in person Mondays in BS7 and Friday afternoons in BS3.

I also have a Waiting List when spaces are taken.

Further information

If you would like to consider working with me do get in touch. 

South Bristol, Bristol, BS3

Horfield, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Key details

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