Karen Bennett | Accredited Counsellor | London | NCPS

Karen Bennett

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS18-07019

Location: London

I started my career working in biological medicine 30 years ago. I developed an interest in what a patient experienced on a psychological level when unwell or being diagnosed with a physiological condition so I embarked on a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology in 2010. I followed this up with a Masters Degree in Health Psychology in 2012. After I completed these these I decided that I definitely wanted to pursue a career where I was able to work one on one with people to help them on a psychological level when life presented them with difficulties that they needed help with so chose the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy route. I completed a Diploma in CBT/REBT therapy, an Advanced Diploma in CBT/REBT, and a Diploma in Integrative CBT/REBT. I have also completed training in Compassion Focussed Therapy with Anxiety UK and am actively using that with my clients.

I am an experienced and qualified Psychotherapist. I work with all forms of depression and anxiety including GAD (generalised anxiety disorder), OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and BDD (body dysmorphic disorder), panic attacks, panic disorder, low self esteem and low self confidence. I also work with clients with relationship concerns

Due to my Health Psychology training I specialise in working with Health Anxiety which currently is a concern for many people due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

My main therapeutic approach is Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) a form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) but which is less prescriptive. This approach enables me to tailor the therapy to each clients individual needs. I also work with Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) which is highly effective when a client is struggling with any form of guilt or shame.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    BSc (Hons) Psychology
    MSc Health Psychology
    Diploma CBT/REBT
    Advanced Diploma CBT/REBT
    Advanced Diploma Integrative CBT /REBT
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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