Karen Aspden BSc (Hons) Trainee Counsellor

Affordable Counselling Service

“You can’t really know where you are going, until you know where you have been” Maya Angelou

If you are going through a difficult time in your life, perhaps trying to make sense of a recent or historical loss, I can help you try to make sense of your feelings and support you in your journey. I believe that we all have rooted deep within us what is needed to live a life where you  have resilience, autonomy, and a connection with yourself. As well as having a specialist interest in Bereavement and Loss, other areas of my work include, but are not limited to:

Anxiety and Depression 

Relationship Issues

General life Issues  

Self Esteem

How Do You Work?

Whilst working with a person-centred approach, I can integrate additional theoretical approaches such as Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). This flexible approach enables us to work together in the most effective way *for you*, to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. It is important that you feel our therapeutic relationship is built on trust, confidentiality, empathy, and complete acceptance.


LifeForce: Integrative Counselling Level 2 and Level 3 - BACP Accredited Course

LifeForce: Integrative Counselling Level 4 Year 1 of 2 In Progress - BACP Accredited Course

Cruse Bereavement Care: 

I am a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care, working with all issues related to loss and bereavement, including those affected by sudden death trauma and the suicide of a partner or loved one.

Individual trainings including Bereavement Foundation Course; Safeguarding; Induction; and Trauma.