About me

Karen Waite BA (Hons

MBACP

Integrative 

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  was able to be part of a team providing affordable counselling, including Counselling for Carers, Domestic Abuse and Family Intervention  programs.

I also provided a 'drop in' counselling service once a week at a domestic abuse service in Plymouth.

I am qualified to a Level 6 with a BA (Hons)  in Integrative Counselling and and continue to seek to improve my practice with CPD training and further study.

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. 

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