Karen Gunn

Karen Gunn


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07969997253

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Therapist - Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon

Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon SN4
07969997253
Contact Karen for session rate.

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I can offer confidential sessions on Monday through to Friday, and some Saturdays by prior arrangement. It is always best to enquire because through discussion together, we can decide what may be possible and what approach is best suited to your needs. 

Please call or email me to discuss whether I am able to support you and please be prepared to give a brief description of your concerns, thank you.

About me and my therapy practice

About me

I am a highly trained and experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and counselling supervisor; with a background in education. I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology (MSc) and I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP- accredited). I am also an accredited counselling supervisor (NCS) with the National Counselling Society.

I have counselled people with mental health problems for various mental health charities and organisations, I have worked in the NHS as a psychology practitioner, and now work in my own private practice. I am trained in Relationship/Couple Therapy, I understand how difficult it is sometimes to come to an agreement over sensitive and important issues; I support couples in conflict and work collaboratively to gain an understanding of the differences and difficulties in the relationship. I also aim to have an appreciation of the deeper issues which may underlie the problems, along with gaining a greater awareness of practical interventions which can facilitate and help break any negative patterns of interaction.

My therapy practice

My private practice provides a calm, safe and confidential space where you are able to discuss your concerns in a calm and supportive environment. Sometimes we need the help of a therapist to provide a clear focus on what is important in our lives. Sometimes our thoughts, feelings and emotions become confused and we are unclear on the options we have, or the choices we need to make. Talking about your issues can give you a fresh perspective and provide a better understanding with how to approach your difficulties.

Sometimes just a single session, or perhaps a few sessions help the process of regaining control of ourselves and our situation. I am happy to offer Brief or Time-Limited Therapy, depending on your situation.

Practice description

I offer counselling sessions for individual adults, couples, partnerships, and young people. 

I usually hold sessions in my private practice at my home office, online and the telephone. However, currently, I am unable to offer clients face-to-face appointments, due to the associated risks with the Coronavirus; although please do speak with me to understand how we would work together.

My first session

During the first session we would discuss the Therapy Contract, exchange contact details and confirm your identity. You will be asked to provide the necessary information in advance of therapy taking place. It is important that you provide your relevant medical history, any notify me of any medications that you are currently prescribed; and a named person who can be contacted in case of any emergency.    

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Groups, Organisations, Trainee, 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

Supervisor - Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon

Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon SN4
07969997253
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am available Monday to Friday for Supervision. Please contact me by email or telephone me, if you wish to discuss your supervision needs.

I offer concessionary rates for trainee counsellors, and psychotherapists or clinicians in professional training. 

Due to COVID restrictions, I am currently offering  telephone or online sessions, through various platforms.


About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified counselling supervisor and have an Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (National Counselling Society Accredited).  I have experience of working with trainee and qualified counsellors, supervisors and others working in clinical professions. 

I utilize a range of modalities and supervisory approaches, depending on the ethical and therapeutic problems or matters raised. I encourage supervisees to be aware of the context and dynamics involved in many different systems and in the organizations in which they work, and where their clients attend for counselling. I believe this encourages a depth to the work which is so important, and this supports a reflective practice, to include the normative, informative and restorative aspects, which I believe importantly adds depth and interest to the work.

As a counsellor and psychotherapist, I work with many approaches that are applicable to the circumstances of the client, these methods include Brief therapy/Time-limited therapy, Integrative, Existential , Pluralistic, Relational, Person-Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Humanistic which encompases an Integrative approach.  

I am a qualified in Telephone and Online counselling and hold a Certificate in this method of working which is endorsed by the NCS and ACTO.  I supervise both qualified counsellors and trainees; with their private practice, organisations and charitable associations. 

My first session

In the first enquiry and meeting for supervision, we would discuss together, what we believe to be important and necessary to be included in the joint  Supervision Contract. Observing that this can be revised, discussed and altered by mutual agreement. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexuality, Trauma, Women's issues