- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, I'm working from home. To help anyone who needs support at this difficult time, I'm offering all video / telephone counselling at a reduced rate of £20 per hour or £10 for 30 minutes.
I will respond 8am-8pm 7 days per week, and can be flexible with appointment times.
Please get in touch - I'm here to help with your concerns.
About me and my therapy practice
Do you need a safe confidential place to speak openly, with someone neutral and non-judgemental? You may be looking to make some changes to your life, or have a dilemma to talk through. Maybe you've lost someone close, feel isolated or stressed, or have a problem that's preventing you from moving forward. I'm about empathy - seeing things from your viewpoint - and working to build a trusting therapeutic relationship where you feel comfortable enough to be yourself. I'm quite interactive, so you'll get much more than 'hmms' and 'uh-huhs'.
Working in a person-centred way means listening, understanding and believing. Rather than giving advice or opinions, it's about exploring options together so that you can make your own decisions. This can help with increasing confidence and self-esteem, by learning to trust your own judgement. I always promote self-care to help increase self-worth. We will work at your pace, and you choose the focus of the session. My aim is to help you live your best life!
I have 'broad shoulders', am not easily shocked, and never judge whatever clients choose to share with me. Sometimes people are fearful of speaking about their feelings or showing emotion. Please be reassured that this is a normal part of the therapy and healing process, and will be welcomed sensitively.
I usually practice from a lovely, welcoming counselling centre in Bridgend town centre, and offer telephone, online and Walk&Talk therapy too. Call, text or WhatsApp me, search Facebook @karencounselling121 or see my website www.karencounselling.com
My response time is fast - usually within a couple of hours between 8am and 8pm - so please be reassured that I will get back to you asap.
Thank you for reading my profile - please do get in touch for more information or to make a booking.....
My first session
In normal circumstances, our first session will be a face-to-face hour where we can:
- Discuss your concerns or problems that you're facing
- Explore any changes you hope to make
- and what you'd like to get from coming to counselling
There is a short information form to complete and a counselling working contract to agree as we begin working together.
Currently - due to Covid19 - this will be completed by video or telephone call. I'll email the forms to you beforehand and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Understandably the thought of coming to counselling can be quite daunting, but please be reassured that you and your feelings will be treated with respect at all times.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited