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Welcome

Karen 

I became a counsellor in my early forties, having spent 20 years working in Banking and finance and  health industries. This means that I am able to bring a wealth of life experience to my counselling work, which I believe is very important for a counsellor. I currently have a private practice in Leigh-on-Sea and Southend-on-Sea in Essex and work as a Counsellor in a Secondary School.

I also work with companies such as Mind, YMCA, and The Police Firearms Association offering counselling .  I offer Supervision for Counsellors as well. I offer Life Coaching and nutrional advice.

I am trained in integrative counselling this means I use a blend of approaches from CBT, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Transactional Analysis to offer a bespoke comprehensive range of counselling techniques, as well as Eco therapy as well.

I  co-founded The Aspirations Program charity in 2019 which offers a three month abstinenced based recovery program for addiction which is trauma informed, the first of its kind in Southend. Working with Trauma and being Trauma trained is essential part of my work.

If you would like to consider counselling please contact me for a free initial consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training

  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision

  • Practitioners Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • AQA Level 5 Diploma in Integrative Counselling

  • AQA Certificate in counselling skills

 

Accredited Member of the BACP & NCPS . I work within the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

 (www.bacp.co.uk).

Nick

I am a professional Counsellor and Therapist, welcoming anyone seeking to help change their lives and improve upon their mental and spiritual well being. I have spent a considerable amount of time working with individuals to help them break the cycle of addiction and specialize in this area of work. Because of the complex nature of addiction issues I work well with a number of other complex issues and hope that my style of therapy will suite you.

I work integratively with different therapies on a one to one basis and will help design and implement a unique therapy suited toward my clients needs.

I adhere to the BACP statute of ethical practice, which can be found here (www.bacp.co.uk).
 

Therapy can be delivered on a one to one basis, couples or in groups depending on the client’s specific need. This can be arranged at time of assessment.


Please note that before a client can begin therapy, I am professionally obliged to carry out an initial assessment to determine how to work with them safely.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Levels 1-5 integrative counselling

  • Addiction

  • Trauma related issues

  • Relationships

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Phobias

  • Family dynamics

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