Karen Oakes.MBACP



*Level 2 & 3 Cert in counselling skills

*Transactional Analysis 101 cert

*Cert in Humanistic counselling based on Transactional Analysis

*Diploma in Humanistic counselling based on T.A

*Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling

*YJB (childrens) Jigsaw Approach (problem solving inc CBT & development theories)

* YJB (families) Jigsaw Approach (relational problem solving)

*Emotional Literacy

*Creative Visualisation

*HACP Cisters Sexual abuse service users info

*HACP Gender diversity in the counselling room

* Working with people with a diagnosis of personality disorder

* Communication with the body




There are male and female counsellors that work for the service.

They all subscribe and work to the guidelines and code of ethics of the British Association of counselling and psychotherapy.

Their training is listed above and use techniques from varying  theoretical models.

A summary of the thechniques utilised  can be viewed by clicking the link below:



They have been trained and practiced for at least five years, with experience in general and specific fields. 

Our outlook


The counsellors shared attitude is one of respect for the uniqueness and value of each individual.

Their approach is non-judgmental and empathic and reflects the belief that we can each think for ourselves and take responsibility for our own choices.


First point of contact is:

Karen Oakes (counselling coordinator)
Tel: 07585 065749


If you are subsequently allocated a different counsellor you will be given a direct line number for them.