I am licensed in the UK with some 5 years of professional work experience. I help people with stress, chronic stress, worry and anxiety including Social Anxiety Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic, panic attacks, Panic Disorder and phobias, depression, grief and loss and rebuilding motivation, confidence, self esteem and life purpose. I have a particular area of expertise in helping clients with chronic illnesses including autoimmune conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia and in particular Lupus (SLE). I have personal experience and am an author on the subject of lupus with a book five star rated on Amazon. I provide my clients with a safe, totally compassionate, confidential environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am an integrated, solution focused, evidence based therapist which means that I have a whole toolbox of methods and techniques to help my clients get better. It can take a great deal of courage to take concrete steps towards change and to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here with my skills and knowledge to guide, support & empower you to feel better.
Additional areas of focus: Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Emptiness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy
NCPS Therapist - Accredited Member (MNCPS Accred) #KD00P05
Karen is a very understanding and caring therapist, she has a great manner & seems to know when its time to hold back and take it steady & then when to introduce a new aspect into your sessions. Her methods are working well with me and i feel i am making some progress even after only 3 sessions.
Sometimes i need to get everything off my chest & other times i struggle to deal or cope with talking , she is very good at noticing these changes and adapts the session accordingly.
Straight away i feel i could open up to her and be emotional and show how i felt & as a man thats so important.
I would highly recommend her, its taken me a long time to take this journey and realise i need a lot of help & i have been lucky to find Karen so early on to help me through some very difficult times already .
Her techniques seem very simple and sometimes i was sceptical but now i am putting them into practice i can see how very useful they are to get me through these dark days and to feeling a lot better about myself after all these years.
I know i can put my full trust in her and that is a big comfort.
Written on Feb 26, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I have been having therapy with Karen for around 9 months and have only positive things to say about her. She has always been very respectful and validating while also calling me out on behaviours and thought processes that are potentially damaging. Together, we have managed to unpack root causes of my anxiety in addition to discussing and training coping mechanisms for anxious situations or panic attacks and I truly feel like it has made a large difference to me.
Written on Feb 12, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Very kind and thoughtful and professional throughout the therapy.
Written on Feb 11, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
I immediately bonded with Karen and her insightful thoughts that helped me find some clarity. I am looking forward to working with Karen towards my goal.
Written on Jun 12, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and grief