Karen Richardson BA (Hons.) MBACP (Accred.) DCHyp. BIH MCCSHA
All of us want to feel happy - to feel good about ourselves, our careers and our relationships. When we feel happy the world around us looks great and obstacles viewed as challenges we can overcome and it's easier to be disciplined in our thoughts and feelings and say "no" to that extra piece of cake or cigarette. We feel more resilient to withstand the criticism of others whether at home or at work.
Sadly, unhappiness affects not only our perception of ourselves but also all those things and relationships which once brought us happiness. Now these represent pain and despair and we may feel anxious and unable to cope. Some may even sink into depression and use alcohol or food to mask their feelings.
Whichever the source of our unhappiness recognising that we need help and asking for it is never easy, let alone when we feel at a low ebb and emotionally vulnerable.
Sometimes we can resolve the problems ourselves, but there are times when we need the professional help of a qualified counsellor who is also a hypnotherapist - free from judgment - to help us overcome our problem.
Choosing the right help is not easy, but experience and qualifications go along away to reassure that we are making the right choice. See my 'Training & Qualifications' below.
No one is in control of your happiness but you. You have the power to change anything that you want to change and I am able to help you do that.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor & hypnotherapist accredited by The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as well as the British Institute of Hypnotherapy (BIH) and the British Strategic Therapy Foundation (BSTF) with over 14 years experience in one-to-one; short and long-term counselling and hypnotherapy.
My philosophy is that each person is unique and deserves that I work with them specifically and individually. My areas of expertise include; relationships, anxiety & depression, anger, addictions and bereavement.
I have a BA (Hons) and Diploma in Person-Centered Counselling and Practitioner Certifications in:
Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH/BSTF)
Clinical & Strategic Hypnosis (BSTF)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
Trained and worked at CRUSE Bereavement Care.
The British Institute of Hypnotherapy (BIH)
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
The British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP
The British Institute of Hypnotherapy is a long established association of hypnotherapists/psychotherapists and NLP practitioners who are committed to the highest standards of ethical practice and professional competence.
BIH members are required to provide proof of training to a suitable level before being accepted and are expected to work within the boundaries of the Institutes Code of Practice.
It is a condition of membership that members have full professional indemnity insurance cover and are also made aware of the fact that the BIH operates a complaints procedure.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
My counselling & clinical hypnotherapy consultations are of 50 minutes duration and fees are:
Consultation & Counselling:
£75 - 10:00 to 17:00
£100 - 18:00 onwards
Clinical Hypnotherapy (single session rates):
£150 - 10:00 to 17:00
£175 - 18:00 onwards
£250 - 10:00 - 17:00 inc. - 2 consultations within 4 weeks + audio CD inc. - Smoking, Weightloss, Insomnia, Anxiety, Phobias, Addictions/Habits & Self-esteem.
Gastric Band Hypnotherapy:
£550 - 10:00 - 17:00 inc. - 4 consultations within a 4 week period + 4 x audio CDs inc. @ London NW3 clinic, SW3 Supplement £200
Cancellation requires 72 hours notification or the full fee is due and payable.
BUPA Provider No.30009354 10:00 to 17:00 inc. - Peak rate supplement applies.
WPA Provider No: 920/270/630 - Peak rate supplement applies.
Other medical insurance on request.
"Karen was my last resort, having attended sessions with several other Counsellors. Unlike others, Karen's approach was not to just listen to me but was multi-disciplined with CBT, NLP and hypnotherapy to give me the practical skills/techniques I needed to self-heal and overcome my anxieties. Her hypnotherapy CD's were invaluable tools to help me manage my situation. I now look at life from a new and positive perspective." (Client SP)
"I came for a quick-fix and I got it!" (Client AB)
"When my GP recommended anti-depressants for my anxiety I knew that I had to find an alternative solution. Thank goodness a friend recommended Karen who with her joint-skills of counselling and hypnotherapy was able to help me overcome my anxiety. I really recommend her audio Anxiety CD. "(Client HS)
My London counselling rooms are at the following clinics:
Brompton Cross (Knightsbridge)
13 Crescent Place
Doctor Today Clinic
182 Finchley Rd.
15 Bellevue Rd.