Karen Pearce

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Registered MBACP Counsellor DipHE
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Taynuilt PA35 & Oban PA37
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


I understand how difficult it can be to first make contact and enquire about counselling. I would really like to help you. I offer a gentle and compassionate therapy space for you to explore the reasons that have brought you to counselling now. You may have an idea of what you would like help with or you might just feel like something feels ‘off’, you may feel you would like a place to talk about something that you are struggling with. You may be feeling stuck, or off balance, you may have lost a sense of who you are.

I can help you discover the unhelpful patterns that perhaps are showing up in your life, to bring more connection to your relationship with yourself or with others or to help you improve the quality of your life by discovering inner resources that you may not have noticed before.

Training, qualifications & experience

After gaining my DipHE qualification in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling in 2018 I have worked for various counselling organisations and charities and also the NHS as a children and young persons counsellor. During this time I have worked extensively with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, miscarriage and baby loss, fertility issues, relationship issues, bereavement and grief, and identity issues. I also have a special interest in neurodivergence.

I am committed to my professional development and ethical responsibilities. I regularly complete additional training.

In accordance with my Professional Body’s requirements, my work is professionally supervised and insured. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

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Further information

I offer a free 20 minute ‘discovery call’ where we can have a chat about your reasons for seeking out counselling and where you and I get to see if I could be the right counsellor for you. 

Opening up to someone about your feelings and worries is not easy so it is important that you feel comfortable and respected.  

You can email or call me to enquire or book a discovery call.

We can work online, meaning you can be anywhere in the UK, accessing counselling or, I also can offer a few face to face appointments in Oban.

Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute, PA35

Oban, Argyll and Bute, PA37

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Karen Pearce
Karen Pearce