Karen Waite (Adv FdA) MBACP
Counsellor & Psychotherapist
I am a Qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Plymouth, Devon, UK.
I comply to GDPR specifications and am fully DBS checked.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working towards accreditation.
I work within the boundaries of the BACP Ethical Framework Good Practice guidelines which maintains my safe ethical practice.
I have been working in Domestic Violence/Abuse and Trauma Recovery Support since 2003.
In 2003 I began volunteering with Woman's Aid, then branched out as one of the founding members/secretary of SEEDS Devon (Survivors Empowering and Educating Domestic Abuse Services)
Which involved providing training and/or presentations for employers and organisations to raise awareness of Domestic Abuse.
I also assisted in the development of a SEEDS group in Plymouth and trained with the Domestic Abuse Services in Torbay.
During my Counselling Training I underwent my University Work Based Learning placement at an NHS Community Interest Company (CIC) Counselling provider covering the South West.
I also had my Client Based placement within a CIC in Plymouth where I currently see clients providing affordable counselling including Counselling for Carers, Domestic Abuse and Family Intervention programs.
I also provide a 'drop in' Counselling Service once a week at a Domestic Abuse Service in Plymouth which is provided by the same CIC.
I am qualified to a Level 5 with an FdA in Integrative Counselling and am continuing my studies to a Level 6 with a BA (Hons) In Integrative Counselling Studies and always seek to improve my practice with CPD training.
I have worked in and around the Care Industry for many years and it felt completely natural to gravitate towards a Counselling & Psychotherapy career.
I am passionate about my work and am fully driven to support my clients through their counselling journey.