I'm Karen, and I offer counselling and psychotherapy, in Manchester, a short drive from Piccadilly station, and Heaton Moor, Stockport.
There are many reasons for seeking psychotherapy, as a counsellor, I have found that these reasons are often expressions of pain. Perhaps your pain seems obvious to you and those around you. Maybe, you've hidden it well, you can still manage at work and in your daily life, but inside, you know that you can't do this for much longer.
You're probably wondering, 'what can you do for me?'
Well, if you are willing to do your part, I can help you to:
Think clearly about your reasons for seeking therapy right now - not always obvious- and what you hope to gain.
Bring into awareness, underlying motivations for unwanted and repetitive thoughts, feelings and actions.
Speak your truth, and share the things that you've felt unable to share with family or friends.
Silence your inner critic, or that fearful voice that stops you from really living - today.
Connect or reconnect with your self-worth, and your inner strength.
Begin your journey towards being the person that you want to be, living life as you want to live it - on your own terms.
I have worked successfully with a variety of issues, for intance: sexual, emotional and physical abuse, grief and loss, racism related stress, faith and spiritual identity, affairs and strained relationships, alongside the search for meaning and direction in life.
However, I specialise in working with individuals who have experienced childhood trauma, and express their distress through anger, depression or high levels of anxiety. I also work with couples who struggle to listen to each other; providing a space where each partner can share their truths, be heard, and understood.
In a world where we can be so busy 'doing': earning love and respect, and generally proving our worth, I provide a space where you can take the time to breathe and 'be'. As we work together, you can be many things: still, heard, real, understood, co-creative, accepted, you.
If you are ready to overcome your past, and rewrite what seemed to be an inevitable future, whilst growing in hope and resilience, do get in touch and we can discuss your specific needs.
Help is available, so take that step and reach out, because your emotional well-being is worth the effort.