A Bit About Me
Karen is passionate about helping Children, Young People and Adults find their greatness.
Having broken through Selective Mutism (Social Anxiety) experiencing her own unhealthy relationship patterns and witnessing the struggles many people face in life Karen is on a mission to guide as many people as possible to resolve their unhealthy patterns and find their voices so they may recover their innate confidence and enjoy more self-worth to experience healthier relationships and more enjoyment in life.
Karen is a mum to four amazing grown ups and grandmother to two wonderful beings. She loves yoga, crystals, reading, health and fitness, anything spiritual as well as travelling, theme parks and adrenaline pursuits.
Karen has volunteered at Samaritans supporting callers experiencing suicide feelings, distress and loneliness as well as Place2Be children's school counselling service finding both hugely rewarding and insightful.
Karen initially trained as a hairstylist and worked in an office but felt her calling to mental health while on her own recovery journey. She has experience in Hypnotherapy, Therapeutic Counselling, Counselling Children & Young People using Play and Creative techniques, The Rewind Technique trauma and PTSD and The MAP Method. Karen is also qualified to Reiki Level 2 and Crystal Reiki Master.
Since 2013 Karen has been working with adults, young people, and children, nothing gives her more pleasure than facilitating their healing journey and guiding their emotional growth.
Karen always looks to find the best techniques for her clients and found some of her clients not making as much progress as others; that was until she discovered the MAP Method and became a practitioner. Soon after applying the MAP Method in her practice, she noticed her clients benefited greatly and began recovering from stress, anxiety, trauma, and other emotional issues quicker and easier and she would like to offer the same for you.
Karen has an up-to-date enhanced DBS and full Professional Protection and Public Liability Insurance.
Karen is registered with the ICO on their Data Protection Register
Registration reference: ZA294383
Karen is registered with Health Assured Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to offer short term counselling
Karen has been an accredited member of The National Counselling Society since 2014, she abides by their Ethical Framework, clinical supervision, and Continuous Professional Development requirements.
Karen is a certified MAP Coaching Institute practitioner and abides by their coaching ethics and guidelines
Karen has a keen interest in promoting awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's).
She is happy to share her knowledge to help people gain an understanding of how their childhood has impacted their learning, brain development, emotional and physical health, and relationships with others.