Karen Allington

Karen Allington

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Southampton

Southampton SO17
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced, BACP accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist working with adult individuals. People seek help for a variety of reasons; for some the issue is clear whereas for others there may be a feeling that something just isn’t right, others may notice repeated self-defeating patterns of behaviour, or difficulties with relationships. Together we will try to bring meaning to these difficulties. We will think about your past, including your childhood, as unresolved difficulties from the past can cause problems in your current life. My approach aims at working with you to understand your difficulties to help bring about lasting change. I have undertaken extensive training over many years in both Psychodynamic and intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

Practice description

If you start therapy with me we would meet at the same time each week for 50 minutes. You would talk about whatever comes to mind and gradually over time we would begin to understand how you see the world and make sense of your difficulties.

With greater self awareness you will begin to think more clearly and make better choices.

My first session

If you contact me I will offer you an initial consultation which is an opportunity for you to meet me and talk in confidence about your difficulties. This meeting lasts approximately 75 minutes and by the end I should be in a position to decide whether my type of therapy might be helpful for you. If so, and you wish to continue coming for regular 50 minute sessions, I can arrange this.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Telephone counselling