Karen ScothernPerson-centred/humanistic counsellor
I would like to invite you to take the first step in seeking support at a time that you are likely to be experiencing difficulty.
Sometimes we internalise messages from those around us that tell us we should be able to cope. It can often feel easier to seek help for things that are visibly wrong, for example, a broken leg, than for things we cannot necessarily see, for example anxiety. I understand that there may be things that are going on in your inner world that can be really debilitating.
I provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental and nurturing space within which I accompany my clients on a journey of self-discovery. My hope is that you will feel comfortable enough to discuss whichever issues are causing you difficulty and which may be preventing you from living your life in the way that you wish. I will support you as you find the courage to take a closer look at these issues and we will face them together.
I work in a client-centred way, which is open-ended, tailored to the individual and promotes autonomy of the client.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
I charge £55 per 50 minute session.
Training and qualifications
Level 4 Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling: the Person Centred Approach.
BA (Hons) degree in Health, Psychology & Social Policy
NNEB Nursery Nursing
I have worked with adults on a short term and long term basis within a low cost counselling service and within my private practice.
I also have experience of working with secondary aged pupils in a school setting and within my private practice.
In addition to my work as a counsellor I have almost two decades' of experience of managing a very large team of staff who together provide support for young people who have special needs and disabilities.