Continuum is owned and run by Karen Lafferty BACP Accredited counsellor, and provides counselling, training and consultancy online and via telephone to adults across the UK. Sessions are available throughout the week both during the day and in the evening.

Workshops on mental health and wellbeing are also available across Central Scotland in person, and online and can be tailored to suit the needs of the group.

What is counselling?

Counselling can be beneficial for a variety of reasons – some clients seek support when they face difficulties in their lives, others simply want to explore how they can live more fulfilling, happy lives. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, you can be assured that you will be treated with respect and your well being will be at the forefront of all sessions. Counselling offers you a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts and feelings and find ways to move forward.

After and initial call to establish if I am the right fit for you, we would agree a time and date for your first appointment. Sessions thereafter are weekly or fortnightly depending on what feels best for you. I do not ask you to sign up to a minimum number of sessions, and we can work together for as long as clinically appropriate.

BACP have produced this helpful article which goes into more detail about what you can expect from therapy https://www.bacp.co.uk/about-therapy/what-is-counselling/

Bereavement Counselling

I have specialist training, and experience in supporting clients who have experienced a bereavement, and have supported many parents following the death of their baby or child. I am accredited by the Foundation for Infant Loss, and have worked for a number of years with one of the UK’s leading Child Bereavement charities. I am also committed to Scotland’s Bereavement Charter, which outlines 13  statements which describe what the best bereavement care and support should look like. It has been developed to support individuals and communities who struggle with the death of someone they know or someone in their community. 


Ensuring quality

All counsellors registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and any other professional body are required to have counselling supervision. This ensures our clients receive the very best support and that we are working in a safe and ethical way at all times. Continuum can provide supervision to individual counsellors, or workplaces who utilise counselling skills in their business. To learn more, click here