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

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • 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, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD and borderline personality disorder, 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.

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 if you feel that will be helpful. Please text or email to find a convenient time for us to speak.

Pre-therapy appointment

This first appointment helps us think some more about what has brought you to therapy and to decide if we are going to work together and for how long. You can choose to meet in person, online or by the telephone. The appointment will last up to an hour and costs £50. Payment is made in advance of the session by BACS.

Therapy appointment

I offer weekly therapy sessions that are 50 minutes long. I charge £50 Mon-Sat between 9-4 pm and £60 after 4 pm or on Sundays. Sessions usually take place on the same day, at the same time each week. You can choose to meet in person, online or by the telephone. Payment is made in advance of the session by BACS.

Cancellation fee

I charge the full fee for a booked session if you give less than a weeks notice. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, 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, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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