Karen Waite BA (Hons)
Counsellor & Psychotherapist
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist delivering online and telephone counselling & Psychotherapy.
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.
On a more personal level, I live and work in Devon. My happy places are the rugged tors of Dartmoor and the tempestuous seas of North Cornwall. Both of which help to keep myself grounded and present.
I enjoy wild swimming throughout the year and the serenity of quiet coves in the summer.
We all need a little 'me' time and I encourage you to do the same.
Even, as is so often with myself. The only 'me ' time available is to close my eyes, take a deep breath in, slow breath out and repeat.
One step at a time....
" Find a voice..."