Karen Pearson MBACP, Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Specialising in bullying, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, loneliness and low self-esteem. My experience includes working with children from the age of 12 years through to adults of all ages.
I am a qualified Counsellor registered with the BACP and work within its ethical framework for good practice. I offer a safe, confidential and welcoming space which is designated around you and the issues you wish to explore.
My experience includes counselling within a school; working with teenagers between the ages of 16 - 18 years, at a Leeds based Charity; working with people of all ages and from different cultures, including referrals from the NHS, a Christian Charity in Harrogate; working mainly with children from the age of 12 years upwards and at The Craven Clinic in Skipton.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am experienced in working with people who are:-
Feeling generally low - experiencing ongoing loneliness, low self-esteem, moodiness, a lack of direction, stress, confusion, self-harm, anger, sleeping difficulties, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anxiety and with those who are stuck living in the past.
Facing a specific crisis - experiencing loss, bereavement, changes at work, bullying, addiction, abortion, affairs and betrayals, divorce, abuse, unhappiness in childhood and sexual abuse.
Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training.
Avoidant Attachment - Shame and Defence against Intimacy.
Child Sexual Abuse.
Rape Crisis Awareness.
Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders.
Working with Depression.
Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Transactional Analysis 101.
Working with Child Bereavement.
Understanding and Working with Autism.
Understanding Eating Disorders.
Mental Health Stigma in Muslim Communities.
Working with Self Harm and Suicide.
What is Resilience.
Introduction to Working with Children.
Living with Domestic Violence and Impact on Family.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Being a Youth Worker has given me the opportunity to understand and work with children. I have carried out final warnings and worked alongside teenagers on a one to one basis on issues including anger management, drugs, alcohol, bullying, stealing and fighting, etc.
I am involved with the Network Empower Team based in Harrogate, working with teenagers aged between 14 - 19 years, where they are encouraged to keep the supportive networks they found during the Empower Self-Esteem Course and to continue to work on improving their self-esteem and confidence through fun activities.
Initial assessment (1/2 hour), either by telephone or in person - free of charge.
On-going sessions £35 per hour.
The initial meeting is completely confidential with no obligation to proceed, but it will give us the opportunity to meet each other and discuss what you would like to achieve from counselling. It will also give you an idea of how I work and it is an opportunity for you to ask me any questions.
If I am not available when you ring, please leave a message with your name and telephone number and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Please let me know if it is ok for me to leave a message as I am aware that there are times when you may not wish for others to know that you have chosen to have counselling.
I have flexible availability, both in Skipton and Keighley.
Counselling offers you the time and confidential space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace. It is a process which promotes change and personal growth.
I will start with gaining an understanding of where you are right now and then support you whilst you make positive changes within your life. We will work collaboratively, at your own pace, so together we can explore your ideas, thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour to gain insight, help you access your own internal resources and find the right way forward for you.
If you are a parent or guardian who would like to discuss the possibility for your child to attend counselling then please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be more than happy to discuss the process through with you.
If you are the young person who would like counselling, but you're not sure, then please ring, text or email me and we can have an informal chat.
Maps & Directions
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