about
Karin blak
 
A Personal Story

As a child, I was always a little shy at coming forward, not really believing that what I could contribute was worthwhile. Being physically seen was probably the most excruciating and embarrassing situation I could find myself in. Of course, writing is an excellent way of hiding behind words, while paradoxically exposing an inner world that few witness when face to face. Writing is my go to for expressing views on life, to talk about my personal and professional experiences, passing on knowledge I have gained as a therapist, and observations on the world around me. 

 

Being a therapist has opened up a whole diferent world to me and I have felt humbled by the stories I have heard and honoured to be the one my clients have chosen to tell. There is no doubt that being invited into the inner world of people's lives have enriched my own. I have learnt to see through the image we often like to show the world, while respecting privacy and gaining a broader understanding of why we do the things we do.

 

As well as writing articles, I am in the process of writing my second book which is also based on my experience as a therapist. More about that to come.
 

Qualifications, Experience and Award

Qualifications relating to therapy:
Post graduate Diploma (Pg Dip) in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy
Graduate Certificates (Grad Cert) in Psychodynamic Relationship Counselling
Grad Cert in Integrative Couples Counselling
Grad Cert in Systemic Family TherapyDiploma in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)
Certification in young adults counselling

Therapeutic experience:
Private practice - psychosexual and relationship therapy
Inpatient unit for eating disorders in young adults - family therapy and young adult counselling
GP surgeries - individual and family therapy
Surestart Centers - family therapy
Relate - relationship counselling
Connexions - young adults counselling

Award:
In 2019 I received the East Midlands SME Most Dedicated Relationship Therapist award

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