Contact Karin 07455 663 949
Individual students & low income £45.00
Qualifications & Training
- Degree BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling – University of Chichester – 2008
- Dip Humanistic Counselling – University of Chichester – 2006
- Cert Counselling Skills -Chichester College – 2002
- Cert Couple Counselling (Basingstoke Counselling Service)
- Teaching Clients Mindfulness Skills (Grey Rock)
- Foundations of CBT (CBT with Heart) (Hemmings Field Associates)
- Diploma in (NLP) Neuro Linguistic Programming (INLPTA)
- Diploma in (NLP) Life coaching (INLPTA)
- Working with Addiction – Sussex Alcohol & Substance use Service (SASS)
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
- Introductory Certificate in Trauma Therapy (Wealden College)
- Diploma in Trauma Therapy (Wealden College) – Final Award on completion of course work
ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) Training
- ACT – Cert – (Evolve Training & Therapy)
- ACT – Cert Intermediate – Russ Harris – (Contextual Consulting)
- ACT – Cert Advanced – Russ Harris – (Contextual Consulting)
- ACT – Cert Brief Intervention –K Stosahl & P Robinson (Contextual Consulting)
- ACT – Cert Intermediate Self Esteem – J Oliver & R Bennett (Contextual Consulting)
- ACT – Cert Advanced – Steve Hayes – (Contextual Consulting)
- ACT – Cert Matrix – Benjamin Schoendorff – (Contextual Consulting)
- ACT – Cert Anxiety & Depression – Russ Harris – (Contextual Consulting)
- ACT – Cert Experiential Client Work – Robyn Walser & Matt Villatte (ACBS)
- ACT with Compassion – Cert Master Class – Shame & Self Criticism – Jason Luoma & Jenna LeJeune (Contextual Consulting)
- RFT – Cert Relational Frame Theory – J Oliver & R Bennett (Contextual Consulting)
- ACT & RFT – Cert Mastering the Clinical Conversation – Matt Villatte (Contextual Consulting)
- ACT – Cert Master Class – Robyn Walser (Contextual Consulting)
- ACT – Cert Trauma and Mindfulness – Russ Harris (Psychwire)
- CFT – Cert Compassion Focused Therapy – Paul Gilbert
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am an experienced and qualified (BA Hons), Individual and Couple Counsellor and Co-founder and Partner of Portsmouth Therapy Partnership.
As a Counsellor and also as a person on my own personal journey I am continually made aware that we all experience challenges and difficulties in our lives and it is by working through these challenges that we continue to develop and grow. However, sometimes this can feel too hard or we may feel too stuck in old unworkable patterns of behaviour and thinking to make the changes we need, alone. This is when we may decide to seek out a professional counsellor. It can be a big deal to come to the realization that something in our lives is not working and that we are ready to seek the support we need in order to move on, however, this is where change begins to happen.
Many people choose to see me to find a way through their distressing work or personal issues, so that they can make new choices, let go of the past – when it is no longer helpful, learn new skills and move forward with their lives.
I provide a confidential space, free from preconceptions and assumptions, allowing you to talk openly about the issues which are causing you difficulty. The warm and professional environment I provide will enable you find new perspectives on how to live your life. My role as a counsellor is to understand, without judgement your map of the world. It is important that you feel comfortable working with me as our therapeutic relationship will be the foundation for your therapy being effective.
I can support you in understanding yourself and your situation better and this will help us to identify the changes you need to make progress with your life. I work within the Humanistic model of counselling, this therapeutic model centres upon valuing and appreciating you as a person with focus upon your personal development. There are a number of ways that I work within the humanistic model of counselling and they include developing mindfulness skills, defusing from unhelpful thinking patterns and re-connecting to your values and goals, so that you can take action to lead a full and meaningful life.
Often it is our thoughts that get in the way of our lives and when we learn to see our thoughts for what they are, just thoughts; we can become much freer to get on with our lives, rather than being caught up in thinking. Pain and suffering are inevitable in life and yet we struggle to avoid this inevitability. However, in our counselling sessions you can experience how you can learn how to change the way you relate to your uncomfortable and unpleasant feelings, by making room for them to come and go. In this way you will find the psychological flexibility needed to get on with living the rich and meaningful life that we all seek.
I have much experience of working with clients with many different issues including anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, anger, low self-esteem and addictions.
There is no “one size fits all” in anything in life and that includes therapy! Therefore, the way we would work together would depend upon you, your personality, you expectations, goals and issues. However, some of the models of therapy I use include:
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Mindfulness.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
If you are unable to see me at Portsmouth Therapy Partnership and would prefer to see me in another location I also offer appointments in Chichester PO19 and Westbourne PO10.