About Me


Hi my name is Karen,  I know from my own experience how hard it can be to take the first step in finding someone to help with your problems.  I have been counselling now for over 6 years gaining vast experience in many areas. Working with men, women, couples, young people and children helping people to help themselves.

As a therapist I aim to provide a safe comfortable and reassuring environment  for my clients. 

As an integrative therapist it enables me to work with your best interest using extensive range of different skills. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist (awaiting CBT certification / in training) and a member of the BACP {British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy}. 

I have worked for two other counselling organisations and now turned my focus to private practice. 

​As a Hypnotherapist I have used this in several aspects of my own life, one being a severe fear of the dentist from a bad experience, I would become very hot and bothered, have a panic attack and on occasions left the dentist as the wait was too much. Since using Hypnotherapy for self and clients I have been able to go to the dentist and even have a filling with no problems at all. I was relaxed and calm in the chair and as a result it didn't seem to last long and I was able to continue with my day.


Area's of counselling I deal with:


Abortion, Abuse, Addiction, Affairs and betrayals, Alcoholism, Anger Management, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Attachment disorder, Avoidance personality disorder, Bereavement, Bipolar disorder/Manic depression, Borderline personality disorder, Bullying, Cancer, Career, Carer support, Child related issues, Compulsive hoarding, Cross cultural relationships, Debt, Dementia, Dependent personality disorder, Depression, Disabilities, Dissociation, Domestic violence, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Generalised anxiety disorder, Hearing voices, Infertility, Learning difficulties, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Miscarriage, OCD, Personality disorders, Physical abuse, PTSD, Postnatal depression, Pregnancy and birth, Psychosis, Redundancy, Relationship issues, Schizophrenia, Self harm, Separation and Divorce, Sex problems, Sexual abuse, Sexuality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Terminal illness, Tourette's syndrome, Work related stress.


Qualifications


Foundation in Clinical Hypnosis (currently working towards Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis)

Certificate in Mindfulness

Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (awaiting CBT certification/in training)

Child Grief Safeguarding Children - child protection awareness 

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 

Level 2 Mental Health Awareness

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills 
Ethical framework training

Level 2 Counselling Skills 


Peace of Mind Counselling Services