Karen Botevyle

Karen Botevyle

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Farnborough

Farnborough GU14
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Daytime, Evening and Weekend Appointments Available

About me and my therapy practice

About Me

My name is Karen and welcome to my profile. I am an experienced and accredited counsellor who specialises in working in Trauma, Bereavement and Anxiety. If after reading the below you would like to have a chat, I offer a free 30-minute consultation which gives you the opportunity to meet me and see how I can help you. 

I work with all problems such as Trauma, Rape and Sexual Abuse, Bereavement, Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Abuse, Panic, Low Self-Esteem, Shock, Fear, Worry, Sadness, Flashbacks and Low Confidence.

Face to Face Sessions

I am able to offer face to face sessions in a private room I hire in a beauty salon in Frimley High Street, GU16. 

Online or Telephone Sessions

I am able to offer sessions across the UK via Zoom or telephone, which enables you to stay in the comfort of your own home (if this is a safe place for you) or allows you to find an alternative place that is comfortable and safe for you. Another benefit to online or telephone sessions, is there are no travel times to consider, so additional time does not need to be added into the length of the sessions.

Practice description

Do you find yourself saying ‘I’m fine’ when someone asks ‘How are you?’, but inside you are crumbling? Do you find yourself putting a mask on whenever you are around others in fear of them seeing what is really going on inside? Or do you find yourself ignoring your emotions and just pushing them away and not giving yourself the time to explore how you are really feeling?

Life can be incredibly challenging at times and I understand how some life experiences can have a big impact on us and can leave us feeling overwhelmed and confused. Before you know it, you have lost direction and feel stuck and unable to find your way back to how you used to be.

Upsetting or traumatic experiences, whether recent or in the past can leave you feeling detached, numb or in a state of shock, disbelief, or denial. The trauma may have left you experiencing nightmares, flashbacks, or even panic attacks, which can be extremely frightening when they happen and leave you living in fear of them happening again.

Carrying these difficult and unwelcome emotions around with you every day, while trying to pretend that nothing is wrong, can be exhausting. It can leave you feeling alone and as though no-one will understand.

My sessions can give you a safe and respectful place to explore any difficulties you may be experiencing.

How can counselling help you

Counselling can help you understand yourself better and recognise unhelpful patterns in the way you think or act. It can help you gain a different perspective to any problems or issues you may be experiencing. Together we can find ways to change these complicated feelings or find a way to live with them. By understanding your feelings and thought processes, it enables you to find your own solutions to the problems.

My first session

Next Steps

If you would like to book a free 30-minute consultation, please email: karen@serenebeginnings.co.uk or phone/text me on: 07938 231222

During the consultation you will be able to ask me any questions you may have, discuss the reasons you are seeking counselling and what you want to get out of it.

If after the consultation, you would like to continue (no obligation), we can arrange to book in a date for our first session.

After the first session, we can book in future sessions, if you are happy to continue.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Languages spoken