Karen MortonIntegrative psychotherapist
I specialise in two areas, which sometimes overlap:
anxiety and/or self esteem issues and
chronic pain and illness.
Being stuck in a cycle of anxiousness and/or having low self-esteem can be overwhelming and can stop you from living life as you would like. I can support you to make sense of this, find new meaning and new ways of coping. You may also be having physical symptoms such as headaches or IBS. Your body may actually be carrying the weight of your anxiety. I welcome the opportunity to work through this with you and support you to be the person that you truly want to be. I can support you to identify patterns, develop strategies and offer further insight and perspective to resolve personal issues and find new ways forward.
Chronic pain and chronic illness:
I also specialise in supporting people with chronic pain and chronic illness, such as CFS/ME, fibromyalgia and autoimmune conditions. The focus on chronic conditions is mainly focused on managing, often debilitating, physical symptoms. However, the psychological and emotional impact of these conditions and symptoms are equally relevant and important. In my research and my work with clients I frequently encounter people who do not feel believed or heard and sometimes have been told ‘there’s nothing wrong with you’ ‘it’s all in your head’ ‘or ‘you need to try harder’. This in turn can add to your physical and psychological pain. I believe you and I will work with you with empathy and without judgment. I will support you holistically to live an enriched life within the limitations of your illness.
Whatever your reason for seeking support, I will tailor your therapy to your particular circumstances and your needs and aspirations as a unique individual.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
£65 per 50-minute online or face-to-face session
I offer a free 20-minute initial video telephone consultation. Please contact me with your availability to arrange this.
Please contact me for further information
Training and qualifications
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor.
I have a Post Graduate Diploma and Master's degree (MA) in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I am a registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their Ethical Framework
I have an additional qualification for online work as a Certified Cyber Therapist
I am a Professional Member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online) and abide by their guidelines for Professional Conduct and their Code of Ethics