Karen Mackey

Karen Mackey

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07495 267944

Contact Karen

Therapist - Woking

Woking GU22
07495 267944
Sessions from £40.00


About me and my therapy practice

Counselling can help you decide the right direction for you. I work with couples and individuals who want their lives and how they feel to be different. 

Sadness, anxiety, depression, anger, confusion or uncertainty are difficult emotions to manage alone and there are times when it useful to talk to someone who is not family or part of your social group. In our sessions you can talk freely and know you will be heard with respect and without judgement. I listen and work with you so you can begin to make sense of your situation and understand your options more clearly.

I see couples and individuals privately and am a Counsellor and Assessor at Catalyst, a Guildford based drug, alcohol and well-being charity and have also counselled at YMCA in Guildford.

In Couples Counselling the relationship between you, is my client. We will look at ways to strengthen and nurture that, whether there are particular difficulties or you are seeking ways to deepen connection.  We will explore what you and your partner are putting into the relationship, where that might be coming from and the responsibility you both carry for how this plays out. I have many powerful tools to help you move forward. Due to data protection legislation, I need both partners to contact me directly so that I know I have permission to get in touch.

Individual Counselling could involve examining situations or thoughts which are emotionally triggering for you. We might experiment with alternative responses to stress. If there are relationship problems, communication is often part of the issue and we would work on ways to improve this. Looking back to see patterns re-occurring through your life, can also bring new and useful perspectives to today's issues. 

Please note: if you are looking to explore a relationship with your partner, I strongly recommend you come along as a couple. 

Initial appointments are at reduced price £30 (individuals) and £35 (couples) so you can check out how sessions feel.

What I can help with

Phobias, Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Personal development, Asperger syndrome, Cultural issues, Self esteem, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work