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About Karen


Karen Taylor is a highly qualified and experienced therapist.


Karen has been a trained and practising therapist since 1994. She is registered (accredited) as a psychotherapist with the
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). She is a full member of the British Association for Counselling and
Psychotherapy (MBACP); and has, recently, both been awarded their Certificate of Proficiency, and joined their register
of counsellors and psychotherapists. She is a licensed hypnotherapist and a member of The Hypnotherapy Association.





Karen first qualified as a counsellor and hypnotherapist through the Psychotherapy and Hypnosis Training

Association (PHTA).   The counselling element was Cognitive Behavioural.  She was then examined

and licensed as a hypnotherapist by the National Council for Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy.


Karen then trained and qualified in Adlerian counselling through the Adlerian Society of the

United Kingdom and the Institute for Individual Psychology (A.S.I.I.P).


Next, Karen took a Masters degree in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy through Sheffield University.


Following this, Karen trained and qualified with the Post-Adoption Centre as an Adoption Counsellor.


She has recently been awarded formal accreditation as an independent Infertility Counsellor (AMBICA (IP))

by the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA).


Karen has undergone a two year training in Systemic Therapy under the auspices of AFT (the Association

for Family Therapy).


Karen has also had training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing),

through the EMDR Institute, created by Francine Shapiro PhD, and is qualified to use it in the treatment of  trauma.


Karen then qualified as an EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) practitioner, through the EFT Training Academy
(AAMET certified trainer, Judy Byrne, EFT Master and EFTCertHons).