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Karen Woodley - Psychotherapist

Welcome.


Thank you for visiting me here. Reaching out for help can be daunting so congratulations for taking the first step. Maybe you have been struggling for a long while now. Or, maybe you want to catch something before it develops into a further problem. 

Perhaps you have come to the realisation that you would like to:

  • Build more satisfying relationships
  • Understand yourself better and connect with your emotions and values
  • Reduce your stress, anxiety and worrisome thoughts
  • Improve your mood and live a more fulfilling life
  • Stop sabotaging yourself
  • Live an authentic life
  • Succeed in your career
  • Heal your inner child
  • Recover from Trauma
  • Develop spiritually
  • Accept a difficult medical condition and still thrive

I am a professional therapist accredited, registered and in clinical training. To find out more about me and the types of difficulties I can help you with please read on through my site. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment please do get in touch.

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From my blog

The Inner Child

The Inner Child

Therapy can be a place to explore your inner child, the one who resides inside you even as you grow old. He/ she is always part of you and is the one connected with your intuition, to loving, your inner knowing/teacher and whose energy it is important to integrate into your life today Why is it important to connect with your inner child? Well, because as adults we can often times find ourselves berating ourselves, pushing ourselves to the point of exhaustion, criticising ourselves and hating ourselves. If you have suffered neglect, abandonment, childhood traumas, then there is a good…

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Transactional Analysis and Energy

Transactional Analysis and Energy

Talking to a Counsellor, a psychotherapist, a professional can be a really healing experience and one that can change your life. In particular, TA (Transactional Analysis) is a form of psychotherapy that helps people reach their fullest potential in all areas of their life. One of its goals is that people become masters of their lives by learning to have self-respect enough and self-worth to be able to act on their own values, no longer living through other people’s needs and expectations, through the rules and values of the culture, the religious or educational views for example. TA looks at…

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TRAUMAs come in all shapes and sizes

TRAUMAs come in all shapes and sizes

When we feel flooded, overwhelmed, lost, numb, shut down, anxious, panicky we tend to check out from ourselves, the world around us and others. We run away when things seem too much, when it feels as though nobody could possibly understand what it’s really like for us, we freeze, we fight, we hurt ourselves and there is another way.

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It turns out the human connection is what cures

It turns out the human connection is what cures

During this lockdown Doctors have been prescribing antidepressants too readily as the BBC last week reported saying that the number of people accessing talking therapy has fallen. Here in Wales, it has fallen considerably. At the same the government in Norway are giving more people power over their lives by being open to medication – free treatment.

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