Karmen Blake

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Haverfordwest SA61 & Pembroke SA71
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About me

Counselling is a journey you take to begin to find a new self awareness, clarity and can help you continue your life in a more emotionally healthier way.

At points in our lives we sometimes feel helpless or hopeless. Sometimes we struggle with anxiety, relationships, work, family, loss or you may have feelings of nothingness and not understand why.
In life we face many challenges. You may be facing certain difficulties or are overwhelmed with your feelings, life, family, work or something else, if so, then I can offer you time and a safe and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings to help you make sense of your life and experiences.

I will offer you a warm, non judgemental, safe and confidential space which in turn, will offer you the opportunity to talk about what ever you choose to.

I believe that the relationship between clients and myself is an important part of our work together and welcome clients from all communities including but not limited to BAME and LGBTQIA+ therefore, it is important that our relationship feels right for you also.

I offer face to face counselling as well as ecounselling, telephone and Walk and Talk sessions in some of our local parks, beaches, coastal paths and  natural areas. Being outside with nature can be an organic place to reflect and explore as well as heal and help you balance emotionally. I am happy to walk, talk and listen in all weathers.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor who offers support using theories such as Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis, Attachment and CBT.

My relevant qualifications include;

Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Certificate in Relational Counselling (Nearing Completion)

I have undertaken further training in CBT and Dramatherapy

I continue my professional development (CPD) by doing training, some of which includes Motivational Interviewing, Youth Suicide, Substance Misuse, Understanding Female Genital Mutilation, Non-Violent Resistance (NVR), Unconscious Bias, Mindfulness, Wellbeing and Polyvagal Theory and Practice.

As well as my own practice, I also work for the NHS

I have worked previously as a school counsellor with Place2Be
I have also volunteered as a counsellor working with young people aged between 11 and 18 years old and also facilitating group therapy. As well as working with young offenders.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)

Member organisations

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

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£45.00 - £105.00

Additional information

Individual sessions are 50 minutes long

Couples/Relationship Sessions are One Hour.

Please contact me for session fees

​Please enquire for Group sessions

​A reduced rate of £35 for our initial 50 minute meeting for individuals and £65 for our initial 60 minutes meeting for couples, where we will see how you feel in the counselling space with me and if you feel counselling will be of benefit for you at this point. 

​Payment is made with cash at the beginning of each session, or bank transfer with payment made 24 hours before the session. 

​Telephone/Online/Walk and Talk sessions are by bank transfer payment, made 24 hours before each session

​Please note, sessions paid by bank transfer will not go ahead if payment is not made in advance

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I practice online for all clients (telephone/video/ecounselling)

I offer face to face weekdays and Saturday daytimes at Haverfordwest and Pembroke and evening sessions are only at Pembroke. 

Further information

I offer counselling UK wide - Online services are available.

I have a face to face practice in Haverfordwest and Pembroke (West Wales)

I can offer wheelchair access at both practices.

There is parking on-site at Pembroke, the practice is based just off the A477

I am close to the Pembroke Dock overground station

In Haverfordwest, I am close to Haverfordwest overground and central bus station.

There is not on-site parking at this site

There are lots of buses with stops very close by at both practices.

If I miss your call and you have not left a message but a number is left on the screen, I will call that back.

Please contact me via here or my website for further details - www.kbcounselling.org

I am also available on social media:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KBCOUNSELLINGKB/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kbcounsellingkb/

Haverfordwest, Sir Benfro, SA61

Ferry Lane, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, SA71

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages


Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Google Meet


Karmen Blake
Karmen Blake