Copyright © Karen Pascall

​Counselling pod ​in Berkshire

​Choosing your pathway to personal growth and well-being

BACP Registered Member

Qualifications and experience:

  • Completing a Post graduate diploma level 7 in Traumatology & PTSD NCP
  • Diploma in therapeutic counselling integrative CPCAB​
  • ​Certificate in counselling studies 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 counselled young people in a local school offering emotional support and promoting well-being.

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)
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self harm
  • Sexual & relationship issues
  • Sexual violence, abuse & rape
  • Trauma
  • Victims of crime 

I am an integrative therapeutic counsellor which enables me to work with two main approaches; Person centred: working with the here and now life events and Psychodynamic: working with personal life experiences from the past which are present in the unconscious process and evident in the present clients way of being and life experiences.

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 in an non-directive way 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 a empathic environment for both client and myself.

​I have studied other techniques from different approaches:​ 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

​Narrative exsposure therapy (NET)

Prolonged exsposure therapy(PET)

Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy (IRRT)

Solution focused therapy

​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