About Me

Welcome to New Leaf. I am Karen Batty an experienced accredited practitioner who is passionate about the possibility for change through professional counselling and psychotherapy.

My background is in education and my change in direction to the counselling profession seemed to be the next natural career step as I have always believed that there isn’t enough help in the wider community for adults and young people who are struggling with life’s challenges. 

My counselling experience includes working in Primary Care (NHS medical practice), Relate: adults, couples and young people, Mind: Bereavement and Suicide Support and Cruse Bereavement: adults and young people. In addition I work in primary schools, secondary schools and higher education settings, support the military community and have my private practice.

My clients value the anonymity and confidentiality I offer through my professional practice. I am an accredited member of the BACP and adhere to their strict professional code of ethics. I am fully insured, I have an enhanced DBS certificate and regularly update my skills and qualifications through ongoing training.