Karen Stern

Karen Stern

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London N1
Sessions from £70.00



I work face to face on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

About me and my therapy practice

Therapy can help to make sense of what is causing you distress by exploring new ways to acknowledge and manage feelings, so they don’t manage you. Therapy can uncover the obstacles that hold you back, helping you learn to change old thought patterns, make better choices, and feel more fulfilled. 

I specialise in relationships, loss and bereavement, but I work with all issues and related emotions that can come up during a therapy session. 

Practice description

My interest in people and the connections they make led me to a career in Human Resources. I saw how mental wellbeing was negatively impacted by conflict and a stressful work environment. I retrained as a therapist when I came to recognise that I liked the employee relations aspect of the job the most, the support I was able to offer to others.

I trained as an integrative therapist. Integrating three main therapeutic theories, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, and CBT, enables me to engage with clients in the way that is most useful to them. Every situation and perspective is unique and so I use a client directed approach, where you decide what you would like to talk about in our sessions. The aim is to help you gain a better understanding of why you feel the way you do, to learn new tools to feel empowered.

Our relationship is a collaborative one, I will work with you in a supportive, confidential space to explore what is going on, in an objective and non-judgemental way. I will help you shed old belief systems and discover your authentic voice.

I have a diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling and have completed the BACP How To Do Counselling Online coronavirus primer course. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a certificate in Human Resources Management. I am a registered member of the BACP and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society. In addition, I am DBS checked, fully insured, and participate regularly in continuing professional development seminars.

My first session

Please contact me to book a free 20-minute consultation. This is an opportunity to tell me why you are seeking therapy, what you hope to gain, how I can best support you, and answer questions. As the therapeutic relationship is integral to my approach, getting to know each other and making sure we are the right fit is important.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken