Karen Bateson

Karen Bateson

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07478 678080

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Therapist - Portishead

Portishead BS20
07478 678080
Sessions from £50.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I am a warm and creative BACP accredited psychotherapist who offers 1:1 therapy to adults in distress or who are actively seeking change. I have experience of working with a wide range of presenting problems from relationship difficulties, health-related issues and loss to anxiety and depression, as well as neurodiversity in all its forms. I believe that being carefully listened to in a warm, supportive, respectful relationship can help us feel safe enough to reflect. I think that reflection can help us heal.

Practice description

I use an integrative, relational approach, mixed with some coaching and creative methods. I believe that being honest, non-judgmental and accepting creates a space where growth and change can take place and that drawing on a range of different theories can help fit my approach around you.

I aim to help you rest, repair, grow and change.

My first session

Initial contact

I am happy to talk to you on the telephone for up to 15 minutes to help you decide if I am a good fit for you. Please text or email to find a convenient time for us to speak. There is no charge for this initial call.

First meeting

If you still feel comfortable after our telephone call, we can arrange our first appointment. This will last for up to 30 minutes and aims to give you chance to find out what it might be like working with me, either face-to-face here in Portishead, or by zoom. There is no charge for this first meeting. 

Pre-therapy session

If you decide you want to work with me, the next step is to think more deeply about what has brought you to therapy. We will complete a clinical measure form in this session, agree our focus and settle on how many sessions we will meet for. The session lasts for up to 50 minutes and costs £50. You can choose to meet in person, by zoom or via telephone. Payment is made in advance by bank transfer.

Therapy appointments

I offer weekly therapy sessions that are 50 minutes long. Sessions usually take place on the same day, at the same time each week. You can choose to meet in person, by zoom or via telephone and we will agree times for reviews to reflect on our progress. I charge £50 for each session and payment is made in advance using bank transfer.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Integrative, Narrative therapy, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

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