Karen Peters – Counsellor – Lymm
My name is Karen and I am one of the Person Centred counsellors working at Libertas.
‘Person Centred’ has recently become quite a catch phrase for organisations but I think it has a very special meaning in Counselling. Here, it is a way of describing that the counsellor doesn’t consider themselves to be an ‘expert’ about you. In fact the Counsellor understands that the only expert about your experience, your feelings, your behaviour and your challenges is you.
When we share problems or dilemmas with friends and family we often get lots of advice and suggestions about how to deal with our issue, even sometimes it feels, how to be a ‘better person’. The trouble is of course that, without wishing to offend or upset, we really need to make those decisions ourselves – especially since we will have to take the actions and bear the consequences of any choices or changes we decide upon.
So as your Counsellor I will be listening to your thoughts, feelings and experiences and supporting you to make sense of them. To consider what you might like to do and to help you find ways to move to a different position.
I am a registered member of the BACP and have been in practice since 2011. I am privileged to work with people facing all kinds of challenges who are seeking a confidential, empathetic and non judging Counsellor to support their process.
I am delighted to include young people, over the age of 11 amongst my client group as I believe it shows great courage on the part of the young person themselves and of their families and friends, for them to acknowledge that they are experiencing a problem or difficulty, to face it, and to seek support in dealing with it, at such a young age.
The BACP specify how I can work ethically with you and set out standards to guide my practice with you. You can have a look yourself by visiting: www.bacp.co.uk
Currently, I am able to offer appointments on Thursdays from 9:00am to 7:30pm and on Mondays from 4:15pm until 6:30pm
If you would like to know a little more about what to expect you are most welcome to visit my website: karenpeterscounselling.co.uk
Alternatively get in touch to ask any of the questions or concerns in your mind about how counselling might help you to find a resolution to your situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I have a Diploma in Counselling.
- I am a person centred counsellor.
- I am a registered member of the BACP
- I have achieved the BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- I work with individuals either face to face or by telephone.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with people ranging from 14 years to 98 years of age.
Our first meeting is £20 and will last up to one hour.
Thereafter I will charge you £40 for each appointment.
Charges for young people or those still in full time education begin at £30 per hour.
If you have to cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours notice you may be liable for the cost of the appointment.
Appointments are for one hour – unless we agree otherwise.