BACP Registered Member


Copyright © Karen Pascall

​Counselling pod ​in Berkshire

​Choosing your pathway to personal growth and well-being

Qualifications and experience:

  • Advanced Post graduate dipolma in Traumatology & PTSD
  • Post graduate diploma level 7 in Traumatology & PTSD accredited by NCP
  • Diploma in therapeutic counselling integrative accredited by CPCAB​
  • ​Certificate in counselling studies accredited by CPCAB
  • Registered member of the BACP
  • Student member of The National council of Psychotherapist
  • ​Volunteered as a Counsellor for a local Charity agency
  • ​Volunteered as a Counsellor in a local secondary school
  • ​Attend regular workshops/Seminars and papers for CPD
  • City & Guilds in Training and development
  • City & Guilds in Preparing to Teach in lifelong learning sector

​I currently work with Victims First Specialist Counselling Service to provide therapeutic interventions/counselling for victims of crime across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, along side Thames valley police.

I assisted in Level 2, 3 and 4 exam invigilation and tutoring of a local training company in counselling studies/Diplomas.

I have experience working for a local Charity organisation that provided counselling in the local community. It gave me much experience and insight into a range of presenting issues from people of all ages and ethnic/diverse backgrounds.

I attend regular workshops and seminars to promote CPD (Continuing in personal development) It enables me to work ethically, safely and in an appropriate manner that complies with the BACP & NCP and demonstrates my personal and professional commitment to all my client work and fellow peers.

​I am experienced in working with a variety of ages, with a wide variety of mental health problems: 

  • Anxiety/General Anxiety disorder
  • ​Anger
  • ​Depression
  • Domestic abuse and violence
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Low self-esteem
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Complex Post tramatic stress disorder (CPTSD)
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self harm
  • Sexual & relationship issues
  • Sexual violence, abuse & rape
  • Trauma
  • Victims of crime 

I am an integrative therapeutic counsellor as well as a traumatologist. 

These approaches enable me to utilize the best possible approach at any given time that suits your needs. I use many resources and tools to assist in what ever is comfortable for you, to promote growth and movement during the time in therapy. This way of working is presented to promote autonomy and demonstrates respect and trustworthiness in our working relationship. I have found this way of working a fruitful process for my clients insight to self and the ability to understand my clients way of being, which enhances empathy.

​I have studied other techniques from different approaches:​ 

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Cognitive processing therapy (CPT)

Prolonged exsposure therapy(PET)

Imagery rescripting and reprocessing therapy (IRRT)

Written exsposure therapy (WET)

​Some techniques are used from these different approaches if helpful to my clients.

"It's not about approving or liking, but just being able to allow the world to be the way it is without resenting, hating, or judging it."
                                                                                                            - Buddhism Now