Hi, my name is Karen and I’m a counsellor & psychotherapist based in Crystal Palace, SE19, working with adult individuals, face to face or online. Finding a therapist that feels like a good ‘fit’ for 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 studied the Montessori method and qualified as a Nursery Teacher at the Montessori Centre International Training College on Balderton Street, London.
I have over 10 years experience of working with clients, initially at the Metanoia Counselling & Psychotherapy Service in Ealing and also at the Awareness Centre in Clapham, delivering time limited sessions on the NHS and seeing a range of clients privately. Some of the areas I have experience working with are:
Bereavement, loss, anxiety, depression, addictions, bullying, sexual abuse, suicidal thoughts, 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.