KAREN | COUNSELLOR AT ATTENTIVE THERAPY, MALTON
Hello I am Karen, creator and founder of Attentive Therapy, Counselling based in Malton, North Yorkshire. I am a qualified therapist with extensive experience with in the therapeutic environment.
I have experience of working with children, adolescents, families and adults, adapting my therapeutic interventions to the clients needs. I offer counselling sessions which have an integrative approach as I believe we are all different, with different needs therefore I create a therapeutic environment that works for you.
I specialise in trauma, abuse, sudden loss and complex anxiety. I offer a safe, unconditional, empathic and non judgmental space to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions. I am congruent with all clients whatever their needs.
I offer a flexible approach to seeing clients, as the first stages of therapy can often be the hardest, therefore allowing clients the opportunity to have one appointment with no commitment for more unless they determine differently.
I also offer corporate coaching and counselling, my portfolio also includes bespoke CDP training designed for corporate and public sector needs. Professional groups have included Police, Social Workers, LSCB’s and HR managers. Some examples of training delivered are:
Trauma & Attachment
Vicarious Trauma in the workplace
Coaching & Motivational within the workplace
Working with exploitation
When I first visited Karen I was in a very dark place due to a number of reasons. On our first meeting I instantly felt at ease, during our sessions Karen challenged me greatly which while at the time felt uncomfortable, ultimately, it was required to work through the problems I had properly. By the end of our sessions I felt confident Karen had taught me the necessary skills to deal with any future anxieties or issues I may face. I will be forever thankful for the help I received.
You asked me the right questions at just the right time, I can not tell you how much you have helped.
Karen is a professional holistic counsellor who supports and facilitates positive change for her clients. I have no hesitation in recommending her whole heartedly.
Karen has greatly helped my daughter who’s been living with anxiety and depression throughout her teenage years. My daughter went to therapy with a series of life challenges that had affected her, and I can honestly say I don’t know how my family could have coped were it not for Karen, who has seen my daughter at her lowest and helped her develop strategies to manage her anxiety, and understand what triggers it. Karen has an intuitive way of communicating with young people and in all conversations has a warmth and empathy that give reassurance. Even (or especially) when Karen challenges my daughter’s thinking she does so in a way that ensures she feels safe not criticised, then expertly guides her towards seeing situations in a new light. My daughter feels like a weight has been lifted once Karen has helped her formulate ways to deal with the challenges she faces, so that she has a clear mind. My daughter has come such a long way since she first started therapy and we are indebted to Karen, whose expertise and professionalism are notable at all times. I cannot praise this practitioner highly enough.