Karen Senior

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Supervisor • she/her
MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor.
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Chester Le Street, Co Durham, DH3
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

Supervision details

Hi I’m Karen,

Having over 10 years experience as a Supervisor I offer Face to Face, online or telephone Supervision sessions.  I hold a NCFE Certificate in Supervision II.

 My own clinical work in addition to my current private practice has included, working within NHS Primary Care Mental Health services  , I have also worked in substance misuse services, HMP Durham as a counsellor and 12 step lecturer and also in the voluntary sector.  My specialist interests are childhood/relational trauma and domestic abuse. I am also trained as an EMDR therapist.  

How I work as a Supervisor -  Person centred foundation/integrative supervisor. You will experience me as non authoritative, warm friendly and colleagial in my way of working, my own personal experience of supervision over the years has informed my style of practice and what I believe to be the importance of providing a nurturing and safe supervisor/supervisee relationship.  I work with both experienced counsellors and students on placement.  I work from home in a designated therapy room situated in a quiet residential area with ample on site parking facilities. The venue also  has wheelchair access.    


£60 per hour Supervision via telephone, online  or face to face.  

£80 per 1.5 hours Supervision via telephone, online  or face to face.

Reduced fees offered for Students on placement, those working voluntarily for charities or those who are on benefits. 

Discounts for counselling students as follows -

£50 per hour supervision 

£60 per 1.5 hours supervision 

Delivered via telephone, online or face to face.  

Payment can be made by cheque cash or bank transfer,  to be paid at the start of each session please.  Please feel free to call or email me to arrange a free informal introductory session to give us an opportunity to discuss your supervision needs and to see if we are a good fit.  

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Chester Le Street, Co Durham, DH3

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
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.

Therapy room and toilet facilities are all ground floor rooms.

Type of session

In person

Person Centred Integrative Supervisor offering face to face, online or telephone supervision. I have capacity to take 2 new supervises in May.