Karmen Blake

Hounslow, TW3
07548 448128 07548 448128

About me

**I am fully resumed to face to face counselling aswell as ecounselling and Wak and Talk**

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.
We face many challenges. You may be facing certain difficulties or are overwhelmed with your feelings, life, family, work or something else, 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 my client and myself is an important part of our work together and therefore, it is important that it feels right for you also.

I also offer 'Walk and Talk' sessions in some of our local parks, Royal parks 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

I have undertaken further training in CBT and Dramatherapy

I continue my professional development (CPD) by doing training which includes Motivational Interviewing, Understanding Self Harm, Youth Suicide, Substance Misuse and Understanding Female Genital Mutilation

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

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

All individual sessions are 50 minutes long

£50 per 50 minute session for individuals before 5pm

£60 per 50 minute session for individuals after 5pm and at weekends

£45 per 50 minute session at any time, for Young People (13-17 years old)

£50 per 50 minute telephone and online session at any time

£65 per 50 minute walk and talk at any time

A reduced rate of £35 for our initial 50 minute meeting, where we will see if counselling will be of benefit for you.

I do offer some limited concession rates for those on a low income, please do ask for further details about this

Block bookings are also available at a discount

Concessions offered for

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

Further information


I can offer disabled access

I am accessible from Isleworth, Whitton, Twickenham, Heston, Richmond.

I am very close to Hounslow Overground station and Hounslow Central Underground tube station.

There are lots of buses with stops very close by.

There is parking on-site

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

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages English

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups

Social

Karmen Blake

Karmen Blake