- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
I currently have availability & offer sessions either by telephone or online; this enables me to work with anybody, anywhere in need nationwide.
All sessions I offer are 1:1 & 50 minutes in duration.
If you have specific or an additional need, please do mention it, I'm more than happy for us to discuss any requirements you might have.
My regular practice hours are:
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm.
Sessions are available out of hours, between 6pm - 8pm, an additional charge of £10 per session is applied to out of hours sessions.
Sessions are arranged at a mutually agreed time, & will usually be each week on the same day & at the same time.
How to pay:
Payments can be made by bank transfer. Payments are made prior to a scheduled session.
** Currently I am not working with under 18's or couples. **
About me and my therapy practice
I'm Karen Reed, a qualified counsellor & founder of free2bucounselling, based in Mid Sussex.
I really enjoy my proximity to the countryside & the south coast & can often be found out & about in the countryside, enjoying nature & the coastline.
I have completed rigorous formal training, that said; I truly believe that sometimes the most valuable learning & compassion comes from life itself. I am human & I hope you will experience a sense of that.
My practice is deliberately small, enabling me to really focus & hear each & every client, & the uniqueness they bring to the therapeutic space. I offer long-term or short-term sessions
My specific modality is Transactional Analysis. This is a psychoanalytic theory and method of therapy where in social interactions are analysed. My work is person-centred, focusing care on the needs of an individual. Ensuring that people's preferences, needs and values serve as a guide for my clinical decision making, & to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to them.
Whilst I celebrate uniqueness, I also acknowledge the shared human connection of our brain. It sustains our very existence & survival, but also has an enormous potential to cause havoc; becoming our worst enemy, harshest critic, & playing the cruellest tricks that can cause mental health unrest.
I am experienced in supporting people going through a number of different, difficult & distressing experiences, including anxiety, stress, loss & bereavement, low mood, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, grief & trauma, to name a few.
Exploring personal areas of worry & upset can be hugely beneficial & liberating. Working together, in a confidential, non judgmental, & respectful space; sensitively, & compassionately, at your pace, I will support & encourage you to find calmness & restore a sense of wellness.
I belong to UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) & BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), both organisations have stringent membership criteria & ethical codes to which I adhere. I am an Affiliate Counsellor with Health Assured & an Associate Therapist with Fortis Therapy & Training Ltd. I was also a counsellor for West Sussex Carers Support for over 2yrs until May 2023.
My first session
50 minutes - £25 (9am-5pm) or £30 (6pm-8pm)
Before we decide to work together, it's important to assess that it's safe, ethical and appropriate. An initial session gives us the opportunity to introduce ourselves & get to know one another a little better. We will complete an assessment form, it's not an exam, no pass or fail, but it is a good way for me to record any details about you & your life story that you feel able to share with me. During this session you may get a sense of whether I'm the right person for you, there is no obligation to continue if a connection isn't felt.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Menopause, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy