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Karen Martin, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist living in the UK with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. People struggling with loss and those wanting to find a sense of purpose. The outcome being that you will gain a better more fulfilling life on your own terms. I strongly believe that no one should be suffering with issues they can’t resolve alone. Working with adults to get stability and balance back in their life. I support through improving self - awareness and clients emotional regulation using talk therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy and EMDR (a powerful modality for clients dealing with historical trauma ).
Using a client centred approach together we will explore the journey that brought you to therapy. Working besides you to look at beliefs which may not be serving you so together we can delve into alternate ways in dealing with situations in life. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Knowing that the first steps into therapy are the hardest, together we will work to support and empower you moving forward with your life.

I look forward to working with you!


Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #401287

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karen Martin. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Very supportive and helpful. Learned a lot of tips.

Written on Feb 20, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Working with Karen has been very enlightening and empowering. She takes me to levels beyonds my preconceptions that I didn't realise was there and is skilled in working with my ADHD, not 'managing' or tolerating it, I can fully remove my mask in sessions without concern of judgement.

Written on Feb 16, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd

So far she has helped me tremendously. Karen has opened my mind up to ways to process things I never knew existed. I look forward to the next time

Written on Jan 09, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Enjoyed meeting Karen tonight.
Didn’t quite know what to expect but immediately felt comfortable and confident with Karen as my therapist and found it easy talking to her.

Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I was very skeptical regarding psychotherapy online, but decided to give it a try in the moment of distress. Karen’s professionalism exceeded all of my expectations. She is highly organized, efficient, responsive when it comes to organizational part of the therapy. As regards the content - she is extremely perceptive and provides a highly effective support and help

Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse