Karen Hurworth

Counsellor working with children, adolescents and adults.

MA Psychology and Special Needs Education, MA counselling, BS Education Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Background & Experience

Karen is passionate about supporting adults, adolescents and children live fuller and more meaningful lives.  Karen’s therapeutic approach is integrative, and person centered, drawing on evidence-based approaches like Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Gottman’s Couples Method, to meet her clients’ individual needs. She believes in having clients set their own goals for therapy and will work collaboratively with you to decide upon a plan toward reaching each goal through evidence-based approaches.

Karen has extensive experience of working with adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, work-life balance, career decisions, suicide ideation and finding life purpose. She enjoys using intervention from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help her adult clients explore their values and find a deeper purpose in their life. Karen finds a balance between listening and teaching the tools necessary to overcome life’s challenges.

Therapeutic approach

Karen is passionate about supporting adults, adolescents and children live fuller and more meaningful lives.  Karen’s therapeutic approach is integrative, and person-centered, drawing on evidence-based approaches like Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Gottman’s Couples Method, to meet her clients’ individual needs. She believes in having clients set their own goals for therapy and will work collaboratively with you to decide upon a plan toward reaching each goal through evidence-based approaches.

 

Karen has extensive experience of working with adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, work-life balance, career decisions, suicide ideation and finding life purpose. She enjoys using intervention from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help her adult clients explore their values and find a deeper purpose in their life. Karen finds a balance between listening and teaching the tools necessary to overcome life’s challenges.

Working with children

Karen also has extensive experience working with children and adolescents. She leans on her thirty years of classroom experience and her understanding of child development, behavior management school anxiety, and peer relationships in school-aged children to inform her work. Karen uses elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour to support children and adolescents presenting with a number of challenges including anxiety, depression, social issues and gender issues. 

Her warm approach has helped numerous children to navigate the challenges of growing up. Karen loves working with adolescents. She quickly develops trust and connection while working closely with parents. She recognises the complexity of this stage of life and is mindful of the difficulties between the parent child dyad during this time. Some difficulties she has helped clients overcome include anxiety, family and peer relationship issues, self-harm, eating disorders, OCD, and gender identity. 

Client Testimonials