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Karen Peters

Counselling and Clinical Supervision

Managing Change

Life is full of unexpected events. Some are wonderful … some very difficult. None of us escape them and each experience leaves its mark. You may be going through a difficult time or experiencing challenge right now.

Counselling could help.

Person Centred Counselling works through building a relationship of trust, openness and honesty, between you and your counsellor. This creates a safe, confidential place for you to explore the situation you find yourself in and the way it is making you feel, knowing that you will be treated with respect, acceptance and genuineness. You are free to think out loud and express yourself truthfully without upsetting or offending anyone or revealing things to friends or family which you may prefer not to divulge.

If you would like to talk to me in confidence about a situation you are experiencing or changes that you are facing, please get in touch.

Our first meeting of up to one hour, is offered at £20.00

How Does Counselling Work?

There is quite a lot of myth and mystery around counselling. It can feel quite scary.

Counselling – especially person centred counselling – is supported by the relationship between the counsellor and the client.

You and I have an equal part to play in making this work. When we first meet we will both be ‘playing it by ear’; finding out about one another so that we can learn how to work together in an open and honest way.

As a counsellor I know how powerful this process can be but I am asking you to trust me which is a huge thing to ask when we have only just met. I can make you some promises about my behaviour which may help.

Firstly, I will try never to judge you but always to accept you.

Secondly, I will try always to be honest with you, to share my deep and true feelings with you and not to hide or to pretend. I hope that when you see that I am genuine you will feel able to be honest with me too.

Thirdly, I will try to empathise with you. I want you to show me your situation and feelings so that I feel them and understand them from your perspective … and I will check with you that I am doing so. I trust you to correct me when I am wrong or if I misunderstand you.

The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy – BACP for short – is a national organisation which specifies a series of ethical standards for counselling practice.

I choose to be a registered member of the BACP which means that I have first undertaken a recognised qualification in counselling so that I can practice as a counsellor/psychotherapist.

I am on the BACP list of registered practitioners because they have then done a further assessment of my knowledge and experience and found me competent. It is also a requirement of membership that I have regular supervision of my counselling work to ensure that I am offering the best possible interventions to my clients.

I continue to study and attend additional training opportunities throughout the year – this is called Continuing Professional Development or CPD.

Currently, am training to be a Counselling Supervisor so am studying the CPCAB Level 6 Course in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.

I am insured to practice counselling and supervision.

Click here to visit the BACP website and have a look for yourself.

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