Karen Parkinson

Karen Parkinson

Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07871 659314

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Therapist - Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa CV32
07871 659314
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I offer face to face, online, telephone or walk and talk therapy sessions Monday-Thursday.

About me and my therapy practice

From time to time life can be challenging, confusing, overwhelming and stressful. These challenges in our lives can make us feel stuck or hold us back and prevent us from moving forward in our lives. We may struggle with issues that affect our relationships, our jobs, our health, and wellbeing, so instead of barely coping, or trying to figure things out ourselves, sometimes we need a little extra help and talking to someone can help to make sense of it all. That’s where I can help, I’m Karen a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in the Leamington area. My practice is called Flourish and Thrive Counselling because I believe growth is within you and you have the answers within you, working towards thriving and continual growth and lasting change which I believe is essential for effective therapy.

I offer a collaborative flexible approach to counselling where you, the client, can choose the best option for you. I offer face-to-face, indoor and outdoor counselling, as well as online and telephone counselling. I will create a safe space with you and offer support tailored to your individual needs. I know reaching out to a professional for support can be difficult, but it is your first step on your journey to understanding your struggles, reconnecting with yourself, and developing positive ways to move forward in your life so you can achieve your goals.

You may be struggling with a mental health issue or dealing with a stressful situation at home, work or in your relationship. Whatever the reason I have a wide experience of working with people struggling with anxiety and depression. I can help you find solutions to feel better about yourself or help you to get your work and life back in balance. I also have experience of working with people struggling with life after loss and finding peace after bereavement. Please get in touch to book an appointment, call me on 07871 659314. 

Practice description

I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space in my counselling room which is located in Leamington Spa. I also offer sessions outdoors. If you require walk and talk therapy my practice is in close vicinity to a range of lovely parks in the Leamington and Warwick area.

I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with an BSc honours degree from Warwickshire College and University Centre. I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have previously worked for a domestic abuse charity and currently work in primary and secondary schools providing counselling to children and young people.

CBT is a talking therapy and has been proven to help with a range of mental health problems. I can help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are not serving you well and help you find positive ways of being and teach you coping strategies. Please visit my website www.flourishandthrivecounselling.co.uk to see how I work and if I am the right therapist for you. 

My first session

Before you decide to come to therapy and to help you decide If you would like to work with me, I offer an initial 20-minute telephone consultation free of charge, The consultation will include your intentions from counselling and whether I am best suited to help you. Choosing the right therapist is important and so the first counselling session will include an initial assessment, where I gather more information for me to gain a deeper understanding of your history and your reasons for coming to therapy, your expectations, and the goals you want to achieve. It also gives you an opportunity to ask any questions or concerns you have about counselling. If you decide that you would like to work with me, we can arrange regular counselling sessions, and discuss a suitable time for you.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken