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.  Also to enable a person to connect and acknowledge the potential they have  and to become the person they want to be despite past experiences.

Life can be very challenging, and at certain times situations from the  past or present can seem overwhelming to cope with.  It maybe that a current situation is causing  you stress or anxiety or perhaps you have been silently struggling with a past issue that is now holding you back from moving forward in your life.

Asking for help and recognising this need is sometimes hard to admit to oneself.  It need not be daunting. Taking the first step to seek counselling is a positive decision towards self care and increased self awareness.  I am sensitive and understanding of how difficult it is sometimes  to make that first initial contact.

Individual Counselling.  By actively listening to client’s experience and whatever difficulties are present, I endeavour to step into their world throughout sessions to help guide and clarify  thoughts and feelings, to light the way and enable self awareness to develop.  Counselling is a way of enabling choice or change or of reducing confusion.  It does not involve giving advice or directing a client to take a particular course of action.

Acceptance and respect for the client are essentials for a counsellor and, as the relationship develops, so too does the trust between counsellor and client, enabling the client to look at many aspects of their life, their relationships and themselves which they may not have considered or been able to face before.

The counsellor may help the client to examine in detail the behaviour or situations which are proving troublesome and to find an area where it would be possible to initiate some change as a start.  Counselling helps clients to look at the options open to them and to work together in  choosing pathways forward that can benefit them in terms of  future well being and personal growth.

Throughout therapy, reviews on how best to work towards the goals and wishes of clients are regularly discussed.  Therapy is a collaborative process, working together to achieve desired outcomes

.How counselling combats physical symptoms of anxiety and stress

How to start counselling?

Throughout an  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.

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 to the the main line station (Metropolitan Line).  Off street parking is available.

Session Fees:

Counselling  – £60  per  session (60 minutes)

Student Counsellors  –  £40


  “ Look back not in anger, nor forward in fear but around in awareness”   – James Thurber



Karen Mistlin

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

 MBACP,  CNHC ( Professional Memberships)

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

By calling 07774 834730

or email –

All contact strictly confidential



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