Feeling lost? Struggling to cope with all life's difficulties?

Want to make choices that lead to a happier life?

I am here for YOU. 

I have many years experience of working with children and adults in both the public and private sector. Using an existential approach in my counselling, I empower clients to explore their feelings and behaviours and the root causes behind them, so that they can develop resilience and new ways of coping. 

Whatever your struggle, I can help you rediscover your core values and beliefs and make them top priority for you again, so you can work towards positive change. 



Karen Baker

Existential counsellor based in Waltham Abbey, Essex. 


I currently volunteer as a counsellor at the mental health charity MIND and the clients I see have a range of  troubles, such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, family relationship difficulties and bereavement issues.  


I have also volunteered for an alcohol and drugs service where I offer counselling for people who struggle with addiction. People dealing with addiction can also find themselves experiencing domestic violence, depression, anxiety and other mental and physical illnesses.


Along with this, I work as a supervisor at ChildLine and part of my role is counselling children who self-harm, have suicidal feelings, have experienced neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and also have or are being bullied. 

Alongside my counselling training, I have gained additional certifications in Safeguarding Children, Child Protection,  Safeguarding Adults Under The Care Act, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Interpersonal And Social Rhythm Therapy, Mental Health Studies, First Aid and Recognising And Preventing Female Genital Mutilation.

The Counselling Relationship

I offer a safe space for you to talk freely and to be listened to and understood. I will support you with your obstacles in a non-judgemental environment and tailor my counselling style to your needs. Together we will work through your difficulties and make sense of your struggles, so you can make the changes you need in your life. I pride myself on having good therapeutic relationships that are based on trust and confidentiality.  


I will adapt to your counselling needs. While our mental health should be top of our list of priorities, I understand that scheduling a counselling session into a busy life is not always easy. I have clients who have weekly sessions at a fixed time each week and I have clients who have weekly sessions but switch their times. I also have clients who have more than one session each week. I offer Skype as I have clients who live abroad. I also offer drop-in sessions for a Friday. Having therapy on a Friday can set you up for the weekend, it can help you manage your weekends should they be a struggle for you, enjoy your weekends by offloading your week.