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About Me
  • My name is Kari Thorstensen Shah.  I was born in Norway and have been living in Surrey since 1970.  I am married and have two adult sons.
  • I have a private counselling and psychotherapy practice in Purley, Surrey
  • I have worked as a counsellor in the voluntary sector since 1996.  I first worked as a Youth Counsellor with Off the Record for five years and since 2001 I have been working with Relate as a couple counsellor. 
  • I am a graduate of the Spectrum training programme.  Spectrum is a centre for humanistic psychotherapy and is accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).  I have been in on-going training and professional development at Spectrum since 1993 and I follow the Spectrum code of ethics in my work.
  • My background is in education as an adult education teacher and manager.