Karen Fairchild

Karen Fairchild

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Bishop's Stortford

Bishop's Stortford CM23
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Sometimes life can feel more difficult than usual and we can struggle to make sense of what's going on. Maybe we've experienced a relationship breakdown, the loss of a loved one, a change of personal circumstances and sharing these difficult thoughts and feelings with someone outside of our friends and family group may seem like a positive step. 

I am Karen, an experienced BACP registered Therapeutic Counsellor.  I offer a warm, safe and supported environment in which you can take time to share what's happening in your life without fear of judgment, in a space where I will listen and make sure I understand what you're experiencing.  Together we can then start to make steps towards a positive change.

Taking the first steps to ask for help can be difficult and my experience has taught me that the relationship between the client and therapist is fundamental to positive change and I therefore offer the first session with no obligation to continue. This session is charged at the full session rate.

I have a CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

My mode of work is primarily Person Centred which means I put each client at the heart of the work we do together. I do not offer advice but believe that each client is the expert of his or her own world and we all have within us the ability to make the right choices and fulfil our potential, when we understand and value ourselves.

The process of exploration on which we may embark together can enable us to understand how past events might have influenced and sometimes hindered our present life experience, which can be a way of breaking away from sometimes repeated cycles of unhelpful patterns of behaviour.

I currently work in private practice in Bishops Stortford and also as a counsellor at the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity where I work with and support cancer sufferers, their family and carers.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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