Kelly Pearson

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Dip.Couns. MBACP Accredited
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Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21
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About me


I am a qualified Counsellor, registered and accredited with the BACP and support adults and adolescents experiencing a wide range of mental health issues.  I work both long term and short term.  I am insured, hold an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate and renew my safeguarding training on a yearly basis. 

As well as my own practice in Heathfield working with adults and adolescents, I also work as a secondary school counsellor in Battle.  Previous to my current roles I worked long term with adults and adolescents for an agency in West Sussex, where I also held the role as Co-Lead for their Parent, Adolescent and Child Team.

I work collaboratively with my clients in order to find a way that works best for you to explore what's going on. For some that's talking, for others, talking can be tricky and doing something more creative can be helpful. Ultimately, I am led by you and what you feel comfortable with (with the odd gentle challenge every now and then).

For further information about me, how I practice and how I can support you, please feel free to take a look at my website:

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by their ethical framework and receive regular supervision to ensure I practice safely. I have completed 5 years foundational training to attain the following qualifications:

Advanced Specialist Training in Counselling Children & Young People (L5 CPCAB - Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Person-Centred (L4 CPCAB) - 2 Years
Certificate in Counselling Studies (L3 CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Westminster Pastoral Foundation - Psychodynamic)

I am dedicated to my own ongoing learning, not only to meet the professional requirements of my registration but for my own personal development.  I hold the view that by continuing to grow and challenge myself, I am better placed to co-create a solid, therapeutic relationship with my clients.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Therapies offered

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Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information


Initial phone assessment is free 

Per session - £55 (face to face)

Young people (13 - 18 years) 

Initial phone assessment/parent pre-meet is free 

A pre-meeting with parents/guardians is not always necessary, depending on the maturity of your child, although parents often value the opportunity to give some context to difficulties being faced 

Per session - £55 (face to face)


My office is conveniently located just off Heathfield high street where there is ample free parking nearby.  

Cherwell Road, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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