BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling MBACP

About Karin

I qualified as a counsellor in 2006 and am a registered member of the BACP. Prior to setting up my private counselling practice in Chichester and Westbourne, West Sussex and in Portsmouth, Hampshire I have worked as a counsellor in general practice, in secondary education, the field of addictions and with carers. I am also co-founder and partner of Portsmouth Therapy Partnership


I work within the humanistic model of counselling. The foundations of the humanistic approach provide you with a deeper understanding of who you are, what you think and how you feel; and the opportunity to explore the possibility of creating personal choices. It encourages self-awareness and self-realisation. In humanistic counselling the relationship between the counsellor and the client lies at the heart of its effectiveness


I adhere to the Codes of Ethics and Practice of the BACP. Please visit BACP ethical framework for more details. This requires me be in regular supervision with a registered supervisor. I also undertake continual professional and personal development (CPD). This helps me to keep up with any developments in the field of therapy. I do this through additional training and workshops.

Acceptance Commitment Therapy ACT

ACT offers a very effective, evidence based and practical approach to help you move your life in the direction towards your values and all that is important to you. The language we use has a huge impact on how our minds perceive and process situations and this means that our thoughts can cause us all sorts of problems. In ACT we learn to see thoughts as just thoughts through various experiential exercises, you can become much freer to get on with life, rather than being caught up in thinking.

"when we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves (V. Frankl)"

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