My approach is person centred, I work empathically and creatively to make sure that my clients are provided with a safe space where they are able to explore past and/or present issues freely, in a non judgmental way.
Self care is vital in the therapeutic journey therefore a large part of my work with individuals is to encourage them to develop their own self care. I support individuals to take control so that they feel empowered to make changes and discover their own solutions. I value the importance of the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and the client.
I offer an introductory 30 minute session so you are able to make your own decision if I am right counsellor for you. Please contact me to arrange a time to meet. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Child Protection Fully up to date
Working with Vulnerable Adults Fully up to date
For over 25 years I have provided professional support and counselling for children, young people and adults who have been experiencing a wide range of issues.
This help and support has been provided by myself through a number of agencies such a Children's Services, Kooth, the Women's Centre and my private practice Kara Counselling.
I work in a non-judgmental, sensitive and empathic way treating each individual with the respect and care they require. I am passionate about the work I do, and if you feel that I would be someone you would like to work with please get in touch.
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 per hour
Please note cancellation with under 24 hours notice will be charged
I can be flexible with appointments and try to fit around your schedules, weekend and evening sessions available.