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Peter Pearce

 

 

Peter Pearce

MSc Psychotherapy (Middx), UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, EAP Reg.Psychotherapist, BACP Senior Reg. Practitioner, UKRC Reg. Independent Counsellor,Graduate of Facilitator & Counsellor Experiential Training Scheme (FACETS) City Uni.

Faculty Head: Faculty of Applied Social & Organisational Sciences
Email: peter.pearce@metanoia.ac.uk
Telephone: 0208 579 2505

   

Biography

Peter is Faculty Head for the faculty of applied social and organisational sciences at Metanoia and has a long background in therapeutic practice, supervision and training in the UK and internationally. He is author of a number of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and books and is active both as a researcher and in the development of the profession. He was a member of the QAA subject benchmarking group for counselling, led the Metanoia team that collaborated with BACP to develop and write the National Curriculum for Counselling for Depression (CfD), one of the NICE recommended, IAPT compliant, evidence-based choice of treatments for responding to depression, available within the UK, NHS. He was an Expert Reference Group (ERG) member for the development of both, the BACP Competence Framework for Counselling Children and Young People and for Health Education England’s National Curriculum for Evidence-Based Counselling for children and young people. Peter is currently Clinical Lead for the ESRC funded, ETHOS Study, a randomised controlled trial of school-based counselling. Peter is external examiner for a number of person-centred and experiential MSc and BA courses, has four young daughters and a step-son.

 

Institute Roles (as applicable)
  • Faculty Head, Faculty of Applied Social and Organisational Sciences

  • Metanoia Clinical Ethics Committee, Chair

  • Metanoia Research Ethics Committee (Chair from 2013-2018) now Vice Chair

  • Metanoia Research Committee, member

  • Executive Committee, member

  • Academic Committee, member

 

Recent Publications

Rose Stafford, M., Cooper, M., Barkham, M., Beecham, J., Bower, P., Cromarty, K., Fugard, A., Jackson, C., Pearce, P., Ryder, R. & Street, C. (2018). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of humanistic counselling in schools for young people with emotional distress (ETHOS): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 19 (1). https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323671419_Effectiveness_and_cost-effectiveness_of_humanistic_counselling_in_schools_for_young_people_with_emotional_distress_ETHOS_Study_protocol_for_a_randomised_controlled_trial

Pearce, P., Sewell, R. & Cromarty, K. (2018) School and education settings. In: Pattison, S., Robson, M. and Beynon, A. (eds.) Handbook of counselling children and young people. (Second Edition) London: BACP and Sage Publications

Pearce, P., Sewell, R. & Proud, G. (2018) Groupwork. In: Pattison, S., Robson, M. and Beynon, A. (eds.) Handbook of counselling children and young people (Second Edition) London: BACP and Sage Publications

Beecham, J. & Pearce, P. (2018) Cost-effectiveness of school-based humanistic counselling for psychological distress in young people: pilot randomised controlled trial. Submitted for Peer Review British Journal of Counselling and Guidance

Pearce, P., Sewell, R., Cooper, M., Osman, S., Fugard, J. B. & Pybis, J., (2016) Effectiveness of school-based humanistic counselling for psychological distress in young people. Psychology and Psychotherapy, Theory, Research and Practice https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Pearce2

Pearce, P. Person-Centered Counseling (2015) Sage Video http://sk.sagepub.com/video/peter-pearce-discusses-person-centered-counseling

Cooper, M., Fugard, A., J. B., Pybis, J., McArthur, K. & Pearce, P. (2015) Estimating effectiveness of school-based counselling: Using data from controlled trials to predict improvement over non-intervention change. Counselling & Psychotherapy Research, 15(4), pp 262-273 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/capr.12017/full

Pearce, P., Sewell, R. & Cromarty, K. (2014) School and education settings. In: Pattison, S., Robson, M. and Beynon, A. (eds.) Handbook of counselling children and young people. London: BACP and Sage Publications, pp 415-426

Pearce, P., Sewell, R. & Proud, G. (2014) Groupwork. In: Pattison, S., Robson, M. and Beynon, A. (eds.) Handbook of counselling children and young people London: BACP and Sage Publications, pp 212-228

Pearce, P. (2014) Forty Years on from Rogers' APA Address, ‘Some New Challenges for the Helping Professions’. Self & Society, 41(2), pp 38-44 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Pearce2

Pearce, P. & Sommerbeck, L. eds. (2014) Person-Centred Practice at the Difficult Edge. Ross-on-Wye, England: PCCS Books. http://www.pccs-books.co.uk/products/diffult-edge/#.U_YfgvldWL0

Pearce, P. & Sewell, R. (2014) 'Tenuous contact': New theory about adolescent process. In: Pearce, P., Sommerbeck, L., Pearce, P. and Sommerbeck, L. (eds.) Person-centred practice at the difficult edge. Ross-on-Wye, England: PCCS Books.

Pearce, P. & Sewell, R. (2014) Tenuous contact. Therapy Today, 25(6), pp 28-30 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Pearce2

  

Recent Conference Presentations and Professional Activity

2017 Metanoia Research Seminar. Research Presentation: Developing an RCT of School-Based Humanistic Counselling

2016 Editorial Consultant for new BACP and Sage textbook on Humanistic Counselling for Children and Young people published (2017)

2015-16 Member Evidence Based Counselling Curriculum Group for NHS England working with Health Education England to develop a CYP IAPT counselling curriculum. Developing a standardised evidence-based curriculum, to be implemented by educational providers, for training counsellors/other practitioners to deliver a NICE-compliant evidence based counselling intervention for counselling young people

2015-16 Avatar-Based Counselling for Young People vs. Treatment as Usual within Secondary School Settings: A Pilot Study. ProReal, University of Roehampton & Metanoia Institute

2015 British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Conference: An exploration of the impact of school-based person-centred counselling on educational and socio-behavioural factors within three inner city London secondary schools http://www.bacp.co.uk/research/conf_archive/research_conference_2015.php

2015 British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Conference: Estimating effectiveness of school-based counselling: using data from controlled trials to predict improvement over non-intervention change http://www.bacp.co.uk/research/conf_archive/research_conference_2015.php

2014-15 RCT of Schools Based Humanistic Counselling (SBHC) in collaboration with BACP research Dept and Strathclyde University

2014-15 Commissioned author of National Foundation Curriculum for CfD completed October 2015 for BACP

2014-15 Member Expert Reference Group for BACP to develop a National Curriculum for Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Young people

2014-15 Author 3 x e-learning modules for School Counsellors Counselling MindEd a Department of Health initiative with BACP

2014-15 Member Expert Reference Group for Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Young people- adapting the Skills for Health Competencies for Humanistic therapy

2014 Society for Psychotherapy Research Copenhagen Outcomes of Align: a pragmatic RCT of School-Based Humanistic Counselling

2014 BACP Research Conference Results of the Align Project an RCT of School-based Humanistic Counselling

2013 University of Keele Conference – Keynote: Counselling for Depression

 

Current Research Grants and Awards

The Align Study RCT of Schools-Based Person-Centred Counselling (SBPCC) in collaboration with BACP Research Dept and Strathclyde University Full Funding £65,000

ETHOS RCT an ESRC Funded Trial into the Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness of Humanistic Counselling in Schools in collaboration with the Universities of Roehampton, Sheffield, Manchester, the London School of Economics, University College London, BACP and the National Children’s Bureau. Full Funding £835,000