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Fig Tree Therapy Practice

Karen As
Face to Face & Online Counselling
BSc (Hons), MBACP, Dip. Integrative Counselling
Telephone: 07476 047212

Foggy Pier


Your Counselling Journey

I understand how difficult it can be to enter into counselling, but it can be a liberating and rewarding process when done in a space that feels safe and non-judgemental. I am an independent qualified Integrative Counsellor. I have experience working with many different issues, some of which include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, and trauma. I specialise in bereavement and loss, in particular; perinatal loss, fertility and reproductive trauma including pregnancy loss, high-risk pregnancies, infertility and involuntary childlessness amongst others.These experiences can leave us with low self-esteem, anxiety, complex grief and a sense of disconnection from the world and others.


I don't believe that there is a 'one-size fits all' approach in therapy. My approach as an integrative counsellor is tailored to each individual client. I draw on different approaches and theoretical models to work on the issues you might wish to explore. We can work together, and challenge old ways of thinking in a safe and non-judgemental environment. 


Perhaps you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, or maybe you're going through the motions in life and feel stuck, but you can't make sense of why. Whatever might bring you to therapy, our work together will aim to help you find clarity and insight in order to allow you to make the changes in your life you want.


 I specialise in working with the complex issues of infertility and reproductive trauma and have completed The Foundation Training Course for Counsellors working in Licensed Treatment Centres and Related Settings with BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association.)

I have experience in working with clients, couples going through fertility treatment, or having experienced miscarriage, recurrent miscarriage, pregnancy and pregnancy complications.


In Couples therapy it is important to recognise that we all evolve as people and that relationships are fluid and change over time. Resentments can build up, or communication may break down, and counselling can open up a supportive space in which to explore unresolved issues.

I use a systemic and psychodynamic approach to couples work which means that we work collaboratively to uncover patterns of relating in the present which may be problematic. We might also look for the history of these patterns both in the couple and each partner.  Understanding is the most powerful precursor to change. I have worked with clients experiencing attachment and commitment issues, miscommunication, intimacy issues, divorce, separations, sexual problems, loss, affairs, domestic violence, step family issues and other topics.

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