Therapy Inspired

Counselling and Supervision Services


My name is Karen Butler. I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor (BACP is the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I am also a registered practitioner with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR). 

I have Diplomas in Counselling, Integrative Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, and Casework Supervision. 

I strictly adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics, and have appropriate professional indemnity insurance.

My approach is a combination of “humanistic psychotherapy” and “integrative counselling” - the BACP definitions of which are below.

Therapy Inspired was founded in 2005 by Aisha Staveley and me. Aisha re-located to Turkey in 2016 and I now deal with everything relating to Therapy Inspired in the UK.

Humanistic psychotherapy

Its techniques coming from the "personal growth movement" and encourages people to explore their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. Emphasis is on self-development and achieving highest potential rather than dysfunctional behaviour. "Client-centred" or "non-directive" approach is often used and the therapy can be described as "holistic". The client's creative instincts may be used to explore and resolve personal issues.

Integrative counselling

Several distinct models of counselling and psychotherapy are used together in a converging way rather than in separate pieces.

We use a number of theoretical approaches to tailor an appropriate programme of therapy to suit each individual client.

Gestalt Therapy

The client gains self awareness by analysing behaviour and body language and giving expression to repressed feelings. Treatment often includes acting out scenarios and dream recall.

Transactional Analysis

This model is based on the belief that everyone has a child,adult, and parent- self within them and, within each social interaction, one self predominates. By recognising these roles, the client can choose which one to adopt and so change behaviour. The ''inner child'' work involves resolve issues troubling the client's adult life by getting in touch with s/he earliest life conditions and experiences. This therapy helps the adult identifying why s/he has a strong emotional reaction to someone or something.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The clients are taught ways to change thoughts and expectations and relaxation techniques are used. It has been effective for stress-related ailments, phobias, obsessions, eating disorders and major depression.

Existential Counselling

Existential model involves making sense of life through a personal world view and includes a willingness to face one's life and life problems.





The BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice requires all counsellorsto have regular and sufficient supervision.

Supervision is a working alliance between a supervisor and counsellorin which, the counsellor can offer an account of their work, reflect onit and receive feedback. The aim of this relationship is to enable thecounsellor to gain in ethical competence, confidence and creativity andto ensure that the counsellor is addressing the needs of the client.

Therapy Inspired’s approach is combination of humanistic psychotherapyand integrative counselling. We are able to supervise counsellors covering a range of therapeutic approaches including Person Centred,Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Techniques.

Therapy Inspired’s purpose in offering supervision to counsellors is to:

  • Ensure maintenance of your ethical and professional standards of practice.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of your counselling practice.· Encourage professional development and creativity.
  • Provide you with personal support.

We are registered supervisors with BACP and adhere to their code of ethics.

Sessions are arranged to meet individual need and cost £50 per hour.