Hi, my name is Karen and I am a Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I currently work with individuals in Crystal Palace, SE19. Finding a good counsellor or psychotherapist that ‘fits’ with you is an important choice.
I trained in the Person Centred approach at the Metanoia Institute in Ealing and hold a Diploma and a BA Hons in Person Centred Counselling.
I am registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). This means that I have chosen to commit to working within the BACP Ethical Framework and so will always strive to offer a safe and ethical practice. I aim to ensure that the principles set out in this Framework underpin my work.
I attend regular supervision and training workshops to ensure that I keep on top of my own personal development and learning.
Further qualifications include a BA Hons in Social Anthropology which I completed at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Prior to this I also studied the Montessori method and qualified as a Nursery Teacher at the Montessori Centre International Training College on Balderton Street, London.
I have over 5 years’ experience of working with clients, initially at the Metanoia Counselling & Psychotherapy Service in Ealing and also at the Awareness Centre in Clapham, seeing a range of clients privately either via self-referral or via the NHS. Some of the issues I worked with are:
Bereavement, loss, anxiety, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, addictions, bullying, self-esteem issues, social anxiety, trauma, miscarriage, post-natal depression, struggles around parenthood, lack of meaning or purpose in life, relationship problems, issues around culture and identity.