Karen Waite BA (Hons)
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.