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Helping people

is part of who I am


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After a very unsuited job in banking when I first left school, I decided to travel the world and lived in Australia for 5 years.  After doing a bit more travelling, I  returned home and finally re-trained and followed my passion for sport by becoming a personal trainer, specialising in Pilates and group exercise instruction to investment bankers in the city.

After 10 years in this industry and the looming feeling of burn out,  I decided to change careers and began work in a men’s prison, running a men’s reading mentoring scheme.  Quite a change!  As you can imagine, I met people from all walks of life and over the past 12 years I have learned so much about not only myself but the human psyche in general.  My students would seek me out to help with their problems and eventually I decided to embark on a 3 year higher diploma course in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

After I qualified as a hypnotherapist,  I went on to gain advanced certificates in weight loss and past life regression.  I spent three years training as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and  a further 1 year at university to gain a first in my  BA (Hons) in psychotherapy and counselling. I am also an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists). 

I  work in an Integrative way using different techniques for therapy.  I currently work as a sexual violence counsellor working with rape, abuse, childhood trauma and PTSD and complex PTSD.   I am a qualified EMDR therapist also training through the EMDR Academy.

I also gained my advanced diploma in Past life therapy which I have a great interest in.

I absolutely love helping people and I believe that helping people to achieve change and positivity within their lives is part of who I am.   Whether it is in achieving your goals, ridding yourself of a phobia or habit, or simply finding out more about a past life.



Karen Hardy BA (hons) MBACP (Accr)

Ad Dip PC  Dip Hyp  Adv.DPH MPLTA MNCS (accred)

About Karen

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