About me

My name is Karen I am a qualified integrative counsellor practicing in Billericay. I trained and originally worked solely with clients in the more traditional way of a room setting. 


However, I have always encouraged clients to incorporate outside activities as part of their work with me; walking, cycling, gardening, jogging, or even sitting, and the results I witnessed of the therapeutic benefits they experienced led me to integrate outdoor counselling sessions into my practice.

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Working in nature

Nature has a naturally soothing effect and improves our wellbeing and mental health. It heightens the consciousness of our senses; the sights we see, their colours and shapes; the sounds we hear; the aromas we smell, and the textures we touch; senses, and their effects that might otherwise remain unrecognised.

Being in nature while talking through troubling thoughts, feelings and experiences help to create a more organic relaxing environment. It gives us a space to clear a cluttered mind and allow room for reflection and contemplation, and in turn, give us space to develop a new understanding and awareness of how our life events have shaped our perspective of the world and how we can bring about change.

I believe most of us have been affected in some way by the significant changes experienced as a result of the pandemic; whether it has exacerbated existing problems or created new ones, I am here to offer you my help to gain some clarity on any troubling issues or confusion you may be experiencing.

 

My counselling experience

I have worked across a number of areas in my counselling career, and I'm here to help you too.

  • Abortion

  • Abuse

  • Addictions & substance misuse

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Assertiveness

  • Attachment disorder

  • Bereavement

  • Bullying

  • Childhood events & experiences

  • Depression

  • Divorce & separation

  • Eating disorders

  • Family & relationships issues

  • General unhappiness with life

  • Illness & dying

  • Loneliness

  • Low self-confidence

  • Low self-esteem

  • Low self-worth

  • Mental health issues

  • Parental skills

  • Self-harm

  • Shyness

  • Stress

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Trauma