karen Hodgson: EMDR Psychotherapist,Eccleston Chorley,PR7
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Karen Hodgson

EMDR psychotherapist
Online , Eccleston Chorley PR7
Has availability

About Me

*During Covid-19, I am currently working exclusively online, using Skype, Zoom or Whatsap. Do feel free to contact me for further details.*

All you will need to is an iPhone and wifi internet connection. You might prefer to use a laptop/PC if you have one  


Maybe this is the first time you have considered using online therapy? 
Irrespective of the medium used, rest assured I trained to work online way back in 2006 and know that we can do some really effective work together. My current experience is proving be very positive.


I am a very well qualified and experienced integrative psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with a diverse range of issues. 

My main specialism is working with trauma/PTSD and relationship issues. I have specialist training to work with individuals and with couples. 

I endeavour to promote growth and healing in both mind and body.

I am easy to talk with and will work at your pace in a calm and emphatic way.

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View practice address
First Practice
80 Doctors Lane
Eccleston Chorley


I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Couple relationships
Panic attacks
Porn addiction
Sex addiction
Sexual problems
Social anxiety

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video
By email

Client groups




  • The first session is known as an initial consultation. The cost is £90 for up to 1 hour.
  • All subsequent sessions are £90 for up to 1 hour.
  • Online counselling live Zoom/Skype or Whatsap Audio or telephone. 


    Cancellation policy is an important model that sets clear boundaries that create safety within a therapeutic relationship. Implementing a late cancellation or no show fee is an important point of the broader scope of the therapeutic work. Therapy seems to be most most helpful to those who see their appointments as a valuable and important component of their lives and recognise that the cancellation or non attendance of an allocated session can impact on the therapeutic process. Other than in absolute emergency situations I kindly ask that you respectfully provide up to 48 hours notice if you need to cancel to allow me time to reschedule your allocated time to another client who may be in need of that time. As such, cancellations or non attendance of a booked appointment with less then 48 hours notice, even if rescheduled, will incur the full cost of the session.


I comply to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018).

This requires that any data held electronically or handwritten relating to my clients is stored safely and securely. These records are usually kept for up to three years unless you have specifically requested otherwise.

The steps I use to securely store or transmit data include protection and encryption, setting up firewalls, installing anti-virus software, shredding personal documents and deleting electronic information, such as phone numbers and email addresses that are no longer required, securing business premises and using securely locked storage system for paper records.

Payment can be made via:-

  • Bank transfer or PayPal to be paid on the day you book the initial appointment and a week in advance for all subsequent appointments. Please send an email to request further details of how to payment details. Or visit website

Training and qualifications

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Parts 1-3 Brainspotting (BSPUK 2017-2019)
  • EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant (2016)
  • Certificate of Proficiency awarded by the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (2013)
  • Accredited member of the EMDR Association, (UK, & Ireland, 2012)
  • Trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, (EMDR Europe/Ireland, 2011)
  • Registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP, 2009) (Hypno/Psychotherapy Section)
  • Audited and audit approved by the UKCP (April 2010)
  • Advanced Diploma in Hypno/Psychotherapy, (ADHP) awarded by the National Council for Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (NCHP, 2009) after completing (with distinction) a Dissertation on Pain Management using Hypnosis, leading to UKCP Registration
  • onlinecounsellors.co.uk (online counselling training), (2006)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Hypno/ Psychotherapy, Centra Training (2004)
  • Certificate in Basic Sexual and Relationship Therapy, UCLAN (2004)
  • Relate Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling Theory and Practice, RELATE  (2003)
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Accredited Counsellor (Chorley & S. Ribble) (2003)
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Supervisor (Chorley & S. Ribble) (2002)
  • Diploma in Casework Supervision, PCCS awarded by ABC (2002)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies, UCLAN, Preston (2001)
  • Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, Wigan & Leigh College, Centra (1999)

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Education, Open University, (2004)
  • Masters Degree in Education, Open University, (1996)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies, UCLAN, Preston (1990)
  • Certificate in Education (FE, Business Studies) Bolton University (1988)
  • HNC Business Studies Bolton University, (1986)
  • BTEC National Diploma in Business Studies Bolton College (1984)

Ongoing CPD for the past five years 

  • Person Centred Encounter Weekend. 20 hours (Kendal, 2014)
  • Sex Offending - Sex addiction Pips North West 12 hours (Manchester, 2014)
  • Neuroscience and Psycho-dynamic Theory Webinar nscience 3 hours (Webinar, 2015)
  • Assessment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from an attachment  Perspective. nscience 12 hours. (London, 2015)
  • EMDR & Psychosis Conference. Lancashire Care Foundation Trust. 6 hours (Lancaster, 2015)
  • EMDR for Perinatal Trauma, OCD and Morbid Jealousy Workshop. North West EMDR Regional Group UK. 6 hours (Bristol, 2015)
  • EMDR Conference 6 hours (York, 2015)
  • EMDR Uk & Ireland Consultancy Training 27 hours (London 2016)
  • EMDR Conference 6 hours (Newcastle, 2016)
  • nScience PTSD Therapeutic Options & Considerations 7 hours (London, 2016)
  • Working with perfectionism with Windy Dryden 2 hours (Webinar, 2016)
  • EMDR and Depression 3 hours (Birmingham, 2016)
  • EMDR for people with Asperger 3 hours (Birmingham, 2016)
  • EMDR Workshop Blind to Therapist Protocol 6 hours (Birmingham, 2017)
  • LCCH Weight Control for the 21st Century, 5.5 hours (Bristol, 2017)
  • EMDR European Conference, "The Psychotherapy of the 21st Century 14 hours (Barcelona, Spain 2017). Seminars included: child abuse, brain development and psychotherapy. Treating complex PTSD. Complex trauma, attachment and dissocation using EMDR with children with pervasive emotional dysregulation, healing attachment wounds and the relationship between dissociation and psychosis.
  • Brainspotting Humanitarian Training, Phase one. 3 days, 24 hours (Manchester, 2017).
  • Working with the body in EMDR therapy, 6 hours, (Birmingham, 2017).
  • Brainspotting Phase Two. 2 days, 16 hours, (Manchester, 2018).
  • EMDR European Conference, "a crossroads between Psychotherapy and neuroscience" (Strasbourg, 2018), 16 hours.
  • Flash Technique, (Webinar, 2018), 6 hours
  • EMDR Consultant’s day, (London, 2018), 6 hours
  • Brainspotting Phase 3 (with David Grand founder of Brainspotting), 3 days (London, 2019) 24 hours
  • ‘Resiliance and post traumatic growth’ : healing from loss and trauma with compassion, clarity and courage’. nscience, (Webinar, 2019) 3 hours
  • EMDR and Mindfulness and EMDR and Spirituality, (Birmingham, 2019) 6 hours
  • Training in Safeguarding, National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, (online, webinar 2019) 5 hours
  • Training in Safeguarding, National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, (online, webinar 2019) 5 hours
  • nscience 'Peer to peer sexual violence and sexuality harmful behaviour,' (Webinar. 2019) 3 hours
  • Pesi.co.uk 'Applying Polyvagal Theory during the COVID-19 pandemic: Deb Dana on creating safety and connection through online technology', (Live video Webinar, 2020) 1 hour
  • Pesi.co.uk 'Sensorimotor Psychotherapy from a distance' (Webinar, 2020) 1 hour
  • Flash Technique Advanced (Webinar, 2020) 3 hours.
  • Shame Shields: The Armor We Use to Protect Ourselves and Why It Doesn't Serve Us, (Webinar, 2019) 1 hour.

Verified professional membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy EMDR Association UK and Ireland The National Society of Talking Therapies