CBT & EMDR Therapist
Karen is the founder of SMART Psychotherapy.
training & Accreditation:
CBT (MSc, BABCP Accredited)
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
Clinical Supervisor for Psychotherapists
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
a few words from karen…
I’ve worked in so many different settings – from the military to private practice, to corporate and community-based organisations around York. But my #1 professional focus for many years has been to combat the stigma associated with mental health.
In the military, I worked as a Senior Clinician with our frontline services treating common mental health “presentations” such as anxiety, depression and PTSD. I was a leader on mental health issues for the British Army’s Mental Health Services for several years as both a Clinical Nursing Specialist and Specialist Nurse Advisor.
I love what I do because I’m lucky to see how it really changes people’s lives. I’ve read the scientific evidence that backs the therapies, and I see the evidence with my own eyes.
I’m fully aware that one approach doesn’t fit all, so I work with my clients to get to the bottom of their personal challenges, and then help them start to build strategies that put them back in control of their lives.