Integrative Counsellor: Karen Hurley

About Me

Hello, I am Karen, an integrative counsellor, working from a person-centred perspective. This means I use different types of counselling theories in my work, depending on the issue(s) you wish to bring to counselling and most importantly what feels right for you.   I am a warm and empathic person and will offer you the opportunity through counselling to be heard and respected, whatever you wish to discuss with me.

Karen Hurley

Counselling can help you:

  • understand how you are feeling
  • see things differently
  • clarify and address problems
  • manage uncertainty and change better
  • think about new ideas and ways of being
  • talk about things in the past which you find difficult to deal with now
  • talk about your future and any changes you want to make

Professional registration

  • I am registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
  • I have monthly clinical supervision, undertake ongoing continuing professional development and work within the Ethical Framework of BACP.
  • I am fully insured through Towergate Insurance.

Qualification & Training

  • Certificate in Counselling – University of the West of England (UWE)
  • Diploma in Professional Studies (Counselling) – UWE
  • TA 101
  • Working with Relational Trauma
  • Working with Shame
  • Level 2 Adult Safeguarding / Level 2 Child Protection / Prevent Duty
  • Level 1 and Level 2 Understanding Domestic Violence & Abuse
  • MS awareness and Counselling people with MS

My experience

  • I have been working in private practice for 6 years.
  • I have 10 years’ experience of working in the NHS in a non counselling capacity, supporting patients, their carers and families with illness, disability or bereavement.
  • I have worked in, set up and managed counselling services for unpaid family carers.
  • I have been a member of the BACP Older Peoples Expert Reference Group and have experiencing of setting up and running counselling services for older people.
  • I have experience of counselling in GP practices and in the charity / voluntary sector.

I have a wide range of experience of supporting people with:

  • low mood, anxiety and depression
  • relationship difficulties
  • family problems
  • loss, bereavement and grief
  • anger
  • guilt and shame
  • managing change and uncertainty
  • work problems
  • Illness and its impact on you and other people
  • life changes
  • being a carer and your caring role coming to an end


  • £45 for a 50-minute session.
  • I offer a free initial 15-20 introductory phone call for anyone considering starting counselling.

Contact Me