Carol Harrison, DIP (couns), MBACP
I am a member of the British ;Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within the ethical framework.
As a therapist I believe we all have unique abilities and the potential to solve our own issues we just need support to remember that sometimes when life throws hard times our way, we can easily forget our own power, feeling overwhelmed; stuck, at the mercy of events. Counselling is a process to help you resolve difficult feelings, gain a clearer understanding of your problems. I will support you in a very genuine and honest relationship which will promote a self fulfilling and self healing process.
Sessions for children and young people may differ from counselling for adults, and will depend on your child’s age, specific difficulties and their development. The Play therapy sessions are facilitated through sharing feelings/ role play / creative drawing, just to name a couple. In all instances the counselling will be adapted and tailored to meet your child's needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified person centred therapist (BACP Accredited Level 4 Diploma in Theraputic Counselling)
Self harm (Harm-ed) (NHS)
Level 3 social care
Professional lead Training
Mental Health (mhfa-Mental health first aid)
Professional lead Training
Play Therapy (Places 2 Be)
Therapeutic groups with children (CANW)
I have a wide breadth of experience and safeguarding knowledge ranging from adult mental health settings/ GP practice/ youth services/ primary and high school settings, altogether of over 10 years experience. I currently provide therapeutic counselling to young children, adolescents and adults.
Other training include:
Safeguarding, Safe guarding vunerable adults, Equality and diversity, Domestic Violence, Autism/ ADHD Training Awareness, Child Exploitation - Should you wish to see my certificates please do not hesitate in asking me.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Initial assessment is free of charge to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you and to discuss your needs further - this make take approximately 30 Minutes.
Counselling sessions will cost £30p/hr, this allows time for your arrival, settling in time and check out time. Prices are not necessarily set in stone, pending on individuals needs/ circumstances.
Play therapy / Counselling sessions
Initial assessment is free of charge where by we can discuss my service and if you feel that I can meet your child's needs - Any questions at all - please feel free to ask .
Sessions are 60 minutes long and will cost £35p/hr
NB: Please note should you request home visit there may be a small additional cost pending on Geographical area
"Do I need counselling?"
People often ask, ‘do you think I need counselling?’ It’s difficult to answer this. If someone tells you “you need counselling” it can make you feel that your problems must be really bad. The decision to see a private counsellor is always a matter of personal choice rather than something you “must” do.
A better question might be "would I benefit from counselling?" Many people, whatever their situation, have found counselling extremely helpful. It tends to be more useful, more effective and more successful if you have chosen to come because it feels like the right thing for you, rather than someone else telling you to go because you ‘need’ counselling.
Should my child see a therapist?
Children and adolescents can often find themselves needing support to cope with a wide range, and often complex social issues, such as family breakdown, emotional and behavioural difficulties, health problems, abuse, bereavement and loss among lots of other issues. These difficulties can also impact on the child's physical problems such as poor sleep, lack of appetite, social isolation, sometimes feeling alone and unable to cope.
Benefits to play therapy
- Allowing the Expression of Feelings
- Encouraging Creative Thoughts and New Ideas
- Allowing the Development of Healthy Decision-Making Skills
- Enabling the Communication of Problems and Concerns to Others
- Supporting the Learning of New Ways of Thinking and Behaving
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available on a Friday afternoons, and most evenings up until 8pm. I am also available on a Saturdays up until 3pm.