Grays Complementary Clinic
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A typical counselling session

A typical counselling session

Giving you space to talk


This is a “talking therapy” that can help you change the way you feel about yourself, your life, situations or other people.  It gives you a safe, dependable time and place to talk about your problems, work out ways to cope with situations, crises, relationships or emotions without fear of being judged.

Relationship problems, separation and divorce, bereavement, marriage preparation, anxiety, depression, post-abortion distress, abuse and trauma.

How can counselling help me? – Trauma and crisis in life can affect anyone.  Sometimes it is difficult to work out what is wrong or make sense of your feelings. Counselling helps bring clarity, enabling you to make good decisions.

Our counsellor, Karen Tottman-Napier says:

I am a integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families, children, young people and adults up to any age. I trained at St Luke’s Hospice and also volunteered there after I qualified. I feel I use my skills to help you explore your difficult times to help you understand your situation. I offer support short term or long term Counselling and Psychotherapy, and work with many different issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and difficulties with relationship issues.  I offer support and explore choices which will be positive to change how you think, feel, and react to life. I adapt the session accordingly to each individuals needs as every individual reacts differently to obstacles they may face.

Changing your life may come easily, or there can be some hard work or maybe it will be somewhere in between!  I work with both individuals and couples, and families with compassion to help you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

“There are times we all need a bit of extra support and help with life’s difficulties.”

If you feel anxious or low, are you suffering from depression, mild, moderate, to manic depression, feeling confused or overwhelmed with relationship issues, troubles and feelings? you may be struggling with panic attacks and phobias, struggling with self harm related issues. Depending on what you feel your needs might be for example: Life and work stress; relationship difficulties; low mood; bereavement and loss; trauma; anger; anxiety; low self esteem; couples work; personal growth…  are some of the areas which you may bring to therapy, please ask if you are uncertain about whether we will be able to work together with your issue.