Karen Welch

Karen Welch

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Colchester

Colchester CO7
Sessions from £45.00


  • Concessionary rates


Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic I am only able to offer telephone or video conferencing sessions at present.

About me and my therapy practice

The counselling I offer provides a professional, safe, and non-judgmental space in which to explore your innermost thoughts, feelings, and concerns with an experienced counsellor. The core approach to the therapy I offer is Person-Centred however I tend to work in an integrative way that allows me to work with what best suits your needs so in effect puts you the client at the heart of the therapy. Having the opportunity to talk and work through the difficulties and concerns you are experiencing can often help to understand and make sense of the current situation and provide potential opportunities for change and to move forward in life.

Practice description

Whatever your reasons are for seeking out counselling nothing you bring is considered to be too big or too small a problem because if it’s causing you distress then it matters. I have extensive experience of working with clients who present with a range of different issues and concerns both in the long and short term. Since qualifying my experience has been gained by working within a private practice, part of this time as deputy manager. I have also worked for various charitable organisations in the voluntary sector some of which include supporting victims of crime, cancer patients and their families and counselling victims of domestic abuse. In order to contribute during the Covid-19 Pandemic I have been volunteering as an NHS check in and chat responder alongside my current therapy work. I have a particular interest in working with older clients, bereavement and loss, and with clients who suffer chronic illness, disease and pain.

My first session

I understand that reaching out and asking for help is a daunting prospect so if after exploring my profile you still feel unsure, I am happy for you to contact me for an informal chat. This does not commit you to booking a counselling session with me. The most important factor for you as a client is to find a counsellor who you can relate to and feel comfortable with. 

If after our informal chat you would like to book a counselling session with me this will be an assessment session, where I will take some brief personal details and background information of why you have come to counselling so we can discuss how best I can help. 

I am open to answering any questions so please try not to feel worried about raising any concerns that you might have.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling