Karen Jerram-Mason

CBT & EMDR Therapist

Karen is the founder of SMART Psychotherapy.

training & Accreditation:

  • CBT (MSc, BABCP Accredited)

  • EMDR Practitioner

  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

  • Clinical Supervisor for Psychotherapists

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

a few words from karen…

I’ve worked in so many different settings – from the military to private practice, to corporate and community-based organisations around York. But my #1 professional focus for many years has been to combat the stigma associated with mental health.

In the military, I worked as a Senior Clinician with our frontline services treating common mental health “presentations” such as anxiety, depression and PTSD. I was a leader on mental health issues for the British Army’s Mental Health Services for several years as both a Clinical Nursing Specialist and Specialist Nurse Advisor.

I love what I do because I’m lucky to see how it really changes people’s lives. I’ve read the scientific evidence that backs the therapies, and I see the evidence with my own eyes.

I’m fully aware that one approach doesn’t fit all, so I work with my clients to get to the bottom of their personal challenges, and then help them start to build strategies that put them back in control of their lives.

You have given me opportunities to develop my confidence and spent ridiculous amounts of time and patience teaching me the art of CBT. I am incredibly grateful.
— R.D.