Psychodynamic Counsellor MBACP
About Karen Sampson
There are times when situations in our lives feel out of control and feelings can be difficult to manage. Karen provides a safe space for you to explore your relationships, behaviours and issues, helping you to understand and manage your feelings. Her aim is to help you develop resilience to better manage difficult situations – personal, family and work – and gain a clearer sense of purpose, meaning and the ability to make changes.
Karen is happy to work face to face or on video conference. If you choose to see her in person, she will send you clear guidelines of our COVID-19 procedures to ensure you work as safely as possible.
Karen is a psychodynamic counsellor, offering adults open-ended or time-limited sessions. She has experience helping people with a range of difficulties including depression, loss, separation, relationship difficulties, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, anxiety; emotional physical and childhood sexual abuse. As a qualified social worker, Karen also has training and experience in working with children and young people, their parents and the wider family.
Professional & academic qualifications
- BACP/WPF Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- BACP – Accredited WPF Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Theory and Skills
- BA honours degree in Social Work (specialising in children and families)
- Registered with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Social Work England
Karen is committed to ongoing learning and, as part of her continued professional development, completed:
- Attachment Based Parenting Programme
- Working Relationally with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Complex Trauma
- Motivational Interviewing
- Therapeutic Life Story Work
- Loss and Bereavement Training
- Solution Focused Training
- Children’s Mental Health training
- Supporting Children and Young People who Self-harm
- Working with adults who have experienced early developmental trauma
- Neuroscience and the teenage brain
- Working with survivors of domestic violence