Karen Hurley – Counselling
Hello, I am Karen, an integrative counsellor, working from a person centred perspective. This means I use different types of counselling theories in my work, depending on the issue(s) you wish to bring to counselling and most importantly what feels right for you. I am a warm and empathic person and will offer you the opportunity through counselling to be heard and respected, whatever you wish to discuss with me.
If you are considering whether you would like to try counselling and/or choosing a counsellor, I realise this can sometimes feel difficult. I hope the information in my profile will be helpful with those choices. However, please do contact me if you would like to talk to me about this in more detail, or would like some further information to help you make a decision.
Counselling can help you
understand how you are feeling
see things differently
clarify and address problems
manage uncertainty and change better
think about new ideas and ways of being
talk about things in the past which you find difficult to deal with now
talk about your future and any changes you want to make
I have been working in private practice for 6 years. I have 10 years experience of working in the NHS in a non counselling capacity, supporting patients, their carers and families with illness, disability or bereavement.
I have worked in, set up and managed counselling services for unpaid family carers. I have been a member of the BACP Older Peoples Expert Reference Group and have experiencing of setting up and running counselling services for older people.
I have experience of counselling in GP practices and in the charity / voluntary sector.
I have a wide range of experience of supporting people with:
- low mood
- relationship difficulties
- family problems
- guilt and shame
- managing change and uncertainty
- work problems
- Illness and its impact on you and other people
- life changes
- being a carer and your caring role coming to an end
I am registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have monthly clinical supervision, undertake ongoing continuing professional development and work within the Ethical Framework of BACP.
I am fully insured through Towergate Insurance
- Certificate in Counselling - University of the West of England (UWE)
- Diploma in Professional Studies (Counselling) - UWE
- TA 101
- Working with Relational Trauma
- Working with Shame
- Level 2 Adult Safeguarding / Level 2 Child Protection / Prevent Duty
- Level 1 and Level 2 Understanding Domestic Violence & Abuse
- MS awareness and Counselling people with MS
£45 for a 50 minute session.
I offer a free initial 15-20 introductory phone call for anyone considering starting counselling.
Fees are payable by bank transfer either beforehand, or immediately after the session.
If you are unable to attend a session please provide at least 24 hours notice, otherwise the full fee is still payable.