Hello and welcome to my profile. My name is Karen Pearson. I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor which enables me to draw on a number of counselling approaches based on your needs.
I work with adults and young people of all genders and ethnicity to help improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing by building self esteem and awareness. I have a down to earth manner and offer a safe, confidential and welcoming space.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am bound by its ethical framework for good practice and therefore adhere to its recommendations for regular supervision.
Further to my ongoing training for the past 9 years as a counsellor and since qualified, my experience includes, working with children from the age of 12 years through to adults of all ages, including referrals from the NHS. This involves working within numerous reputable centers, including but not limited to, working within a school setting located in Leeds and also Wellspring Therapy and Training, a Christian charity based in Harrogate.
Training, qualifications & experience
BTEC National Diploma in Business Studies - Craven College, Skipton.
Level 2 - Introduction to Counselling Skills - Harrogate College.
NVFE - Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills - Craven College, Skipton.
HE(Dip) Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy - Leeds Beckett University.
Ongoing regular training is a vital part of my commitment to ensure my skills and knowledge are up to date. I therefore regularly attend workshops, conferences and training courses in order to enhance my continuing professional development. Every workshop teaches a wide variety of new trends and positive issues in today's society.
I have experience in working with people who are:-
Feeling generally low - experiencing ongoing loneliness, low self-esteem, a lack of direction, stress, low mood, confusion, self-harm, anger, sleeping difficulties, depression, anxiety, panic attacks 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. With scope to gain more experience via the workshops as mentioned above.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As a Youth Worker and being involved with the Network Empower Team gave me the opportunity to work alongside teenagers. I understand how important it is for them to form supportive networks as they grow into adulthood.
I also have an insight into organisations who's work involves dealing with disturbing experiences on a daily basis. Repeated trauma exposure increases the risk of long-term physical and mental illness.
Having a farming background, I am aware of rural isolation and the struggles of staying connected to others, especially when work life and home life are often not separated.
Counselling sessions £40 per hour.
If you would like an initial meeting or would like to call me for a brief chat, this is completely confidential with no obligation to proceed. It will give us the opportunity to discuss what you would like to achieve from counselling and it will also give you an idea of how I work. Please call me on 07860645657 or if you prefer, you can text me on this number. Alternatively email me on karenpearsoncounselling@gmail, I will be happy to hear from you.
If I am not available when you ring, please leave a voicemail or message with your name, telephone number and a brief message 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 offer face to face, online, telephone counselling and walk and talk sessions. I am very flexible and can work at your convenience.
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 on the number given 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.