Ms Karen Hodgson

Counselling, Psychotherapy

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Last updated: 26 Apr 2020

Specialises in

  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

About me

Welcome to my profile!

I am a highly qualified and experienced Counselling Psychotherapist and Hypno/Psychotherapist.
I have worked in private practice for over 20 years.
I am a Registrant of the British Council for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, (BACP) and I am Registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, (UKCP). I am a fellow of the National College for Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.

I am an Accredited practitioner/Consultant of both EMDR UK and EMDR Europe (respectively) for the delivery and supervision of Eye Movement Desentisisation & Reprocessing (EMDR).
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, (EMDR) therapy is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress stored in our mind and our nervous system.

I mainly, yet not exclusively, work with clients who present with trauma symptoms and PTSD/complex trauma and supervise other EMDR practitioners who work with clients suffering from PTSD and traumatic related symptoms.

I am fully trained in Brainspotting.
Brainspotting works with the deep brain and the body through its direct access to the autonomic and limbic systems within the body's central nervous system.

I am well experienced to work with couples and offer relationship therapy/couple therapy, including psychosexual therapy. I trained as a Relate trained relationship and couple's therapist between 1999-2004.

I have been working with individuals and couples for over two decades.

Although my two main specialists area of work is related to trauma symptoms/PTSD and relationship therapy, I do have substantial experience in working with a diverse range of issues, such as stress, anxiety, grief and loss, depression/low mood and phobias.

Other areas of work include low self confidence/self esteem, depression/low mood, psycho-sexual issues including loss of desire, retarded or premature ejaculation, porn addiction, sexual orientation; mid life crisis/loss of direction, performance anxiety including presentation anxiety and enhancing sports performance.

I am also a trained Hypno/Psychotherapy which is a form of psychotherapy that uses hypnosis and can use this as an adjunct in my practice.

Areas of interest

Although I deal with a wide range of issues, my main interests are ruptures with early attachment figures (eg parents/caregivers); Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Couple and Relationship Therapy, difficulties with the relationship with yourself and your body and psychosexual issues.

I adopt an integrative approach to my work yet mainly apply EMDR therapy and/or Brainspotting.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Hyper Tension
  • IBS symptons
  • Headaches and Migraines
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Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (5-50)

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