Karen Ramsay | Accredited Counsellor | Sheffield | NCS

Karen Ramsay

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS22-01065

Location: Sheffield

I understand that taking the step to have counselling is usually not an easy one. Perhaps you have a specific issue you would like to talk about, or maybe you're finding things tough right now and are not sure why. I offer a safe, confidential space to be heard without judgement; to explore aspects of your life that might be causing you emotional distress or pain; and to make sense of thoughts or feelings that are confusing or overwhelming.

My approach is based on the belief that you have within yourself the resources and capacity to survive, grow and change. Sometimes you may lose sight of this if difficult circumstances or life changes lead you to feel vulnerable, hopeless, powerless or unable to cope.

Building a trusting, accepting therapeutic relationship is central to how I work. Together we will explore what you would like to gain from therapy and our work will be guided by the things that feel uppermost to you. Some people need, most of all, to talk over difficult life events so that they can accept a situation or make a change. Others may want to explore their way of being in the world, develop skills for coping and enjoying life more in the present, build personal resilience, or plan a new direction in life.

During your therapy, we can talk about how counselling is going for you so that you can tell me what's helping, what's not helping, and what you might need next.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (2015)
    Foundations of Counselling (2012)
    BSc (Hons) Psychology (1991)
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Panic attacks
    • Relationships
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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