Karen Mackey

Karen Mackey

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07495 267944

Contact Karen

Therapist - Woking

Woking GU22
07495 267944
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified and practical Counsellor. I offer a friendly, calm place where you can explore what is not going well in your life. You will have time and my complete attention to talk and be heard. Many problems are too difficult to resolve alone and often it is easier to speak to someone not directly involved.

Counselling helps you see things from new perspectives and highlight options that were not apparent before. It gives a deeper understanding of who you are and why you do what you do. This enables you to manage emotions and relationships in a healthier way and know what your priorities are; you can then take steps for change.

I see couples and individuals privately, am a Counsellor at Catalyst, a drug, alcohol and well-being charity and have also counselled at YMCA. My experience includes working with communication problems, addictions, depression, anxiety, sadness, loss, anger, abuse, lack of confidence or self-esteem, relationship, confusion, family and societal issues.

I am an Integrative therapist which means I draw on different approaches to Counselling, including Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis.

In individual Counselling I focus very much on your personal meaning. Often patterns of thinking and behaviour become established and reoccur in ways which are not helpful. Being aware of these enables you to respond differently.

Couples Counselling looks at ways to strengthen and nurture your relationship whether you are having difficulties currently or are seeking ways to deepen your connection. Sometimes Counselling can also help couples to part more easily. I need both partners to contact me directly so that I know I have permission to get in touch with both.

It is vital that the Counselling relationship will work for you, that you feel comfortable and able to trust me. I offer initial appointments at a reduced rate of £30 for individuals, £35 for couples so you can check this out.

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