Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Chelmsford

Chelmsford CM3
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits


I am now in full private practise having previously divided my time between private practise and working 2 days at Rape Crisis as a Trauma Psychotherapist.

I do have openings for new clients :-)

About me and my therapy practice

Hi :-)

I am a Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist working in  private practise where I work within a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, lack of self worth/self esteem and confidence, bullying, abuse, self harm and relationship problems.

I  have experience with complex PTSD, PTSD, and have a first in my BA (hons) where i researched into emotional abuse, coercive behaviour, trauma bonding and narcissism within an intimate relationship.

I am also a qualified EMDR Therapist through EMDR Europe.

I previously worked for 7 years part time as a trauma counsellor for a charity working predominately with young girls, teenagers and women who have experienced sexual violence, rape, childhood abuse and/or domestic abuse. 

Within my training I worked at a local women's refuge gaining extensive experience.I offer a warm, relaxed and confidential space for you to explore challenges being faced. 

Counselling/Psychotherapy enables you to come to terms with experiences of life and to gain awareness and clarity in a non-judgmental and empathic way. 

As an accredited member of the BACP I work in an integrative way which means I can draw on a wide range of theapeutic approaches which best to you and your situation. I believe within a therapeuitc relationship the most important factor is to have strong, trusting and safe therapeutic relationship where we can explore your difficulties and gain an understanding of any underlying causes. I am a fully trained hypnotherapist, Reiki master and past life regression therapist and believe in a holistic approach to therapy and healing.

Practice description

I am an Integrative and Pluralistic Psychotherapist who works predominately in Trauma in a Trauma informed way.  I am an EMDR therapist and am also a  qualified hypnotherapist. 

Within my practice I offer  a safe space to clients in order to work through any issues and problems they may present.  I work in a holistic manner and am also a Reiki master and Past Life Regression Therapist.

I  offer face to face therapy in my "Reiki" room in Mayland but also can offer  on-line therapy (Zoom,) and telephone counselling. 

FYI EMDR Sessions start at £70 per hour (£95 for 1.5 hours)

My first session

Our first session  involves going through an initial consultation form where we can discuss the best way forward and ensuring that I am the best therapist fit for you.  We will also discussing the therapeutic contract and I will  answer any questions you may have on my expertise, experience, qualifications, insurance and how I may be able to assist you.

My approach is (hopefully for the client) one of empathy, focusing on the needs of my client, support, psycho-education, patience, care, positive regard, compassion and respect. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, Creative therapy, EMDR, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Narrative therapy, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, 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