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Karen Aspden BSc (Hons) Trainee Counsellor

“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.

Qualifications:

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.