Kim Pearl (MBACP Sr Accred) Dip. Couns,
Choosing a counsellor can feel overwhelming - I’m happy to have a chat on the phone to talk through why you feel you might need some help right now.
I am a Senior BACP registered and accredited counsellor with over 20 years extensive and varied experience in private practice and public, educational and voluntary secttings.
I worked for over two decades as a staff counsellor for a large London NHS Trust.
I aim to provide a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential setting for clients to be able to explore their concerns and feel heard and understood.
In addition I have a deep personal commitment as a supervisor to encourage new practitioners in the development of their work.
Choosing a therapist or supervisor is very subjective and it is important we would be comfortable with each other. To this end I welcome phone or e-mail enquiries and offer a low cost (£30) no-obligation introductory session so we can see how we might work together
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a person centred practitioner but have added several other trainings over the years and would now describe myself as an integrative, humanistic, relational and phenomenological therapist.
I aim to work creatively, sometimes playfully and often challengingly as required. I would always want to do so with the utmost care, respect and thoughtfulness.
I am also a trained mediator and Mindfulness teacher and have recently been doing some further training in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
I work flexibly and am available most days (Mon - Fri) I can offer early appointments and some early evening slots.