Karen Harrison

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BACP Accred & EMDR Europe Accredited at The Therapy Quarters
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 & Stoke-on-Trent ST4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

When I describe 'supervision' as I describe other things in life, I aim to find the easiest definition I can: so try to just imagine being in a car and you as the supervisee are sitting in the drivers seat, I would be in the passenger seat, and the clients sitting in the back. I believe my role as a supervisor is about getting you and your clients through the journey safely. Sometimes you may feel lost or stuck in which way to turn, and I may offer you options such as if you steer this way you will find, or if you steer the other way you could find, but ultimately you continue to remain in the drivers seat without having me grabbing the wheel and taking over.

In this type of work, I believe that without the 'right' Supervisor, our career's could well be shorter than we had initially hoped or planned and it would feel a very different journey and experience.

Please feel free to contact me and arrange a free meeting so that you can see how you feel in my company, find out a little about the way I work and where I work from and leave with more information to base your decision on, in your own time. I do not pressure anyone I work with. 

I work internationally offering supervision in countries such as US, Greece, Canada, Australia via Skype/zoom. I also offer supervision to all professionals, not only counsellors. If you cannot tell your supervisor when or even if, you have done something that you or a colleague/manager consider to be wrong, or a mistake, then I believe you are with the wrong supervisor. 

My aim is to support you to deliver a professional confidential service to your clients whilst keeping yourself and your clients safe. I work hard to offer a non-judgemental attitude, a deep understanding and respectful manner whilst being myself, above all.  I believe that I am approachable, have a natural empathic nature, I am hard working with a broad sense of humour. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and good luck in your search.     

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.

EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)


Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Parking provided outside THE THERAPY QUARTERS main entrance.

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Type of session

In person

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