|From:||United Kingdom (UK)|
|Type of session:||Secure Video Call|
|Specialty:||Anxiety, Health, Self - Esteem, Other|
|Target Age Group:||Adult|
Hello, my name is Karen and I am a person-centred counsellor, I became a counsellor after I experienced both bad and good counsellors and wanted to help people work through their issues in a positive way.
I live in Bristol with my partner and our dog pickle.
I have experienced many difficulties in my life and counselling has helped me process my emotions around these issues.
I set up a counselling provision in a sixth form college during my placement at university, since then I moved to the Bristol area and have set up my private practice and do both face to face and online sessions. I have completed over 400 hours of counselling practice and work with many different issues in a person-centred and solution-focused way. My clients have come from many sectors but include the police force, teachers and social workers.
continued professional development –
Applied suicide intervention skills training (ASIST) (15-hour training)
Eating disorder workshop
Mental health first aid (MHFA lite)
Transitions in eating disorders
Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
Working with dissociative disorders in clinical practice workshop
Depression – a compassionate view (OU)
Death, dying and grief
Young people’s wellbeing course
Equality and diversity
Prevent for practitioners training
The autistic spectrum – theory to practice
Solution-focused therapy training
Working with grief and loss
Working with addictions.
I was once a client too and understand how hard it can be to start the process of therapy. For me, it was important that it was my choice what we discussed in therapy, not the counsellor, with that in mind I decided to take the step to be a student in humanistic counselling at the University of Nottingham. Person-centred counselling involves walking alongside you in therapy whilst you explore the issues that are affecting your life and we will work together to discover a way forward. My hope is that you will learn to experience life in an authentic way to live in the moment.