Karen is able to see clients face to face, via telephone and via online platforms.
Karen offers integrative counselling; this is inclusive of a variety of counselling approaches. Being integrative allows flexibility in responding to the needs of clients and a flexibility of thought about the issues that are discussed in counselling. The integrative approach may include elements of person-centred therapy. This focuses on you rather than the counsellor being the expert on yourself and aims to help you reach your full potential. Karen will help you achieve that by accepting and valuing you, being honest and transparent with you and offering you unconditional positive regard.
COUNSELLING CAN HELP IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING
Struggling to cope with everyday life.
Depression, panic attacks or stress
Living with illness or chronic pain and the impact this has on you.
Bereavement, loss, or a major change in your life
Lack of confidence and not fulfilling your potential
Feelings of isolation and loneliness
A feeling you would benefit from a safe space to talk confidentially.
Health and wellness
“You’ll go through a journey of self-discovery and increased self-awareness. First, it’s about awareness, then acceptance and then change. It will help you to make healthier and better choices for yourself." - Karen Low. Karen offers a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space for those that have been bereaved and or have experienced a loss. It is a space of hope for peace, on the road to healing from your loss. Karen will support you to find a place of recovery and healing. The sessions are designed to help you journey through your grief, loss, or significant life change. To find a way to cope with everyday situations in the post loss world around you.
Every one’s grief is different. There is no specific right way to grieve and move forward. Bereavement support will help you develop coping mechanisms and provides a professional to talk to, as emotions can be difficult, strong and at times overwhelming. During the session with resources and support you begin to find a place of recovery in your life. This is a process that does not happen overnight, it may take weeks, months, years, or a lifetime.
ABOUT KAREN Karen began her nursing career in Canada working primarily with Palliative Care and on relocation to the UK, she continued nursing in the NHS sector and has experience in the roles of: a Macmillan Cancer Nurse Consultant for over a decade and then the role of Acute and chronic pain Advanced Clinical Practitioner. She has continued her professional training in Counselling and life coaching delivering this within the NHS and private sector. Karen has experienced loss and grief in her own life and understands that grief and loss is different for everyone. She will walk alongside you with empathy and support. Karen lives with her family which includes her cat and dog. She volunteers weekly for Cruse a National Bereavement Charity and supports fundraising for the Southwest Childrens Hospice Karen enjoys reading, travel and incorporates meditation and holistic therapy into her life.
Dip Integrative Counselling, Bereavement support National Training (Cruse)
KARENS TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS
Diploma in Counselling Life Coach Diploma Registered Nurse (NMC) Cruse Bereavement Training Postgrad Certificate in Cancer Care MSc Integrated Professional Studies BSc Health and Social Care Grief and Loss Therapies and Practice, CPD Workshop Bereavement Support Advanced Communications skills in Cancer and Palliative Care (UWE) National Advanced Communication Skills Training Programme (National Cancer Action Team NHS) Care of the Dying Person and Their Family (UWE) Post Graduate certificate in Education.
Member of Association of Coaching UK Member of the Guild of Holistic Therapists UK Registered member of Reiki association UK Karen maintains professional development (CPD) and receives professional clinical supervision
*Like with all other services at Cowan House, we must implement a 24 hour cancellation policy. Therefore if you do need to cancel please ring reception on 01934 643262. If cancellation does not take place within the 24 hours prior to the appointment time, we will be unable to give a refund