Areas of counselling I work with:
Affairs and betrayals
Generalised anxiety disorder
Karen Molyneux - BSc (Hon),
PG DIP, MBACP.
Trust in Counselling & Therapies
Pregnancy and birth
Separation and divorce
Work related stress
It can be hard to find the answers to your difficulties particularly when you are feeling overwhelmed, unsure that you can trust in your ability to make decisions, feel confused by past experiences, when you are struggling with changes to recent relationships or personal circumstances. I am here to offer support, and help you find the answer to, or acceptance of, your individual experience.
Together, we can explore the complexities of your life and begin to understand the impact on your emotional well-being: which if left unresolved can sometimes create physical problems such as interrupted sleep patterns, loss of appetite, and low energy levels, leading to isolation and a sense of loneliness.
I am a person-centred and systemic therapist, which means that I offer a non-directive, client-centred approach. I value your worth as an individual which is expressed through my continued efforts to build a trusting therapeutic relationship by offering you empathic warmth, understanding, and acceptance, confidentiality, and relating to you with ethical integrity.
Person-centred therapy is widely used in the UK and is known to be very effective: with clients continuing to experience positive change and growth after therapy has finished.
I have supported clients through a range of issues whilst working within two statuary organisations, I currently continue to work within the NHS.
There are many reasons why a couple may feel that they need joint therapy. Perhaps there has been significant changes in the relationship such as the birth of a child, changes to work or career, finance, health, retirement, an noticeable increase in arguments and poor communication, or an affair.
Couples counselling helps the individuals to begin to understood and acknowledge how each person, including the counsellor, has a unique personality, perception, set of values, and family history. Individuals in the relationship may adhere to different and unexamined value systems which shape a person's nature and behavior: these can be considered in the process of counselling and therapy.
Most relationships will get strained at some time, resulting in a failure to function optimally and produce self-reinforcing, maladaptive patterns.
Often it is an interaction between two or more factors. Relationship influences are reciprocal: it takes each person involved to make and manage problems.
Couples counselling aims to set the relationships back on track by looking at the individuals' perceptions and emotions - how one looks at or responds to situations and feels about them and how when put together they effect the relationship. These can be explored collaboratively and discussed openly. Each person takes equal responsibility for awareness of the problem as it arises, awareness of their own contribution to the problem and making some fundamental changes in thought and feeling to improve the relationship.
Qualifications & Training
First Class BSc (Hon) in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professional Practice
Level 5 Diploma - Relationship Therapy
PG Diploma in Advanced Practice
PG Cert Supervision in the Helping Professions (University of Salford)
Certificate in Counselling Skill Level 3
Certificate Counselling Concepts Level 2
Introduction to Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate
Mindfulness Resilience Enhancement MRE (Workshop 2) Teacher Training
Living Well with Hoarding Behaviours
Mindful Resilience Enhancement Training (MRE) Workshop 3 - Teacher Training
Domestic Violence and Abuse: Awareness & Safety
Workshop on Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks