Posted by: Karen Mistlin | October 29, 2009

Hello and Welcome!


I hope the information offered on this site answers what you need to know about Counselling , Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Hypnotherapy and how it can help you. When working with clients my hope is to help and encourage a happier and more peaceful state of mind, to be able to embrace and enjoy life as much as possible.

So often people can be held back from reaching their fullest potential due to limiting beliefs and past negative life experiences. In my practice working collaboratively with people it has been wonderful to watch how  through personal development, increased self awareness, learning new skills can create more resilient and happier lives.

My practice is called SPACE2Be because it is rare these days to to find time to just BE we are all so pre-occupied with DOING. I endeavour to offer my clients a place to give time to themselves amidst the busy and demanding lives they lead.

I offer confidential therapy, with adults and young people (13 +) and in the following areas:

Anger & Conflict – Anxiety & Stress –  Low Confidence & Self-esteem – Loss & Separation –Depression – Life Changes – Relationship Issues – Sexuality – Negative Thinking – Exam Stress – Limiting Beliefs – Teenage Issues – Phobias – Public Speaking Confidence – Self Sabotage

What Can You Expect From Therapy?

a confidential, personal, professional and ethical service

– that I will listen to you respectfully, without judgement

– that I will be empathic and genuine

– that I will give you the space to explore what you wish

– that I will not tell you what to do or give advice

– that I will acknowledge your individuality as a person

– to learn new skills to self empower

How to start therapy?

Throughout the initial call or email we can have a brief chat and I can answer any questions you may have. If you decide you would like to meet we can arrange a session. If you choose to come for Counselling or Cognitive Hypnotherapy we will agree a time and frequency of sessions.

If you need flexibility this can be arranged. I offer long or short-term therapy with appointments available throughout the daytime and evenings.

Where Am I?

My practice is based in Rickmansworth Hertfordshire, close the the main line station (Metropolitan Line). Off street parking is available.

I am a Service Provider for WPA, Cigna and Pru Health

Registered with The Counselling Directory,  Hypnotherapy Directory and BACP Directory





B.A., FdA Couns. Adv/Dip CBT/PCA,  Dip CHyp, Cert NLP PRAC, 


By calling 07774 834730

or email –

All contact strictly confidential


Posted by: karenmistlin | March 15, 2012


Thank you so much for all your time and help, as I definately feel that the quality of my life has improved since seeing you.

Posted by: karenmistlin | March 15, 2012


“I never considered any kind of therapy before. I was going through a very dark time in my life – I’m not sure how I got there. I finally sought the help I needed in Karen.  The variety of techniques she used –  hypnotherapy, CBT and talking – really helped me find strategies to cope with anxiety, stress and pressure. Although I still have some way to go, I know that, with Karen’s guidance, I have come out of that ‘dark’ period I was in. I cannot thank her enough.

Posted by: karenmistlin | August 1, 2011

Client Testimonials

Thank you for helping me to reframe my personal context and change my life….

something within us responds to people who level with us, there is official truth and ground truth, how wonderful to start experiencing ground truth.  Before we learn, we must unlearn, empty the cup. I needed trust and security and no conditions to start the process.. small steps.. with appreciation and gratitude…”


I am very grateful to Karen for her personalised approach, and for helping me to regain confidence, particularly in my communication and presentation skills. Being the first time I had

tried hypnotherapy, CBT and NLP, I felt like I was in safe hands with Karen, who made me feel at ease and was there to answer any questions I had throughout!