Jackie Bryan-Harris BSc (Hon), MBACP (Registered) ,Supervisor
Labyrinth Business Centre
43-47 Middle Hillgate
I am a fully qualified experienced therapist and offer an integrative approach to therapy/counselling. I am a warm , friendly practitioner who has the ability to make you feel at ease in a safe comfortable space.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to look within themselves and develop new perspectives in their lives. As a practitioner this is at the forefront of my mind. In my practice I work from a person-centred approach, drawing on theories such as transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other approaches to suit you're individual’s needs.
Counselling /talking therapies can help people come to terms with childhood traumas, difficulties in coping with life and in acquiring new perspectives of life situations. This process can equip you with better life strategies and look ahead with more clarity and a sense of direction. We would initially look at what you want to experience/gain from the counselling process and discuss the most appropriate way forward.
I am very passionate about empowering and motivating people and to help them regain a healthier perspective on life. I am committed to a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.
I run a thriving private practice in Stockport which is convenient to local train station and bus routes , free parking available on site.
My aim is to build a trusting relationship with clients and support them in becoming more self aware and reach personal goals. Taking on a counselling journey, for whatever reason, can be challenging and daunting and I provide a professional, confidential,compassionate and non judgemental experience for each individual.
My particular areas of interest and experience are in childhood issues, family issues ,domestic abuse, relationships, anxiety, bullying ,depression , anger issues , stress at work and female issues, such as pregnancy,abortion and postnatal depression.
I will always strive to check with you that the work we do together does have a positive effect on your life.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is best seen as a collaborative process in which we work together to identify how best to achieve a sense of personal development and cope with life's challenges. I am very experienced in helping people deal with conflict and making decisions that will have a positive impact in their lives.
"Working with Jackie on my emotional issues has been an incredibly positive experience and has resulted in me feeling in control of who I am,and what I want -and has created in me a sense of self worth.I now FEEL that I deserve a great life with all it has to offer and have lost the fear that was holding me back.
Jackie is warm , friendly and above all real.I felt so comfortable discussing my deepest feelings which has allowed me to accept and express myself clearer than ever .I actually feel like an adult now,rather than a scared youngster(despite nearly hitting my forties )".'Thank you Jackie Anon 2017
"'Jackie has helped me to develop my confidence and face my fears and be ok with uncomfortable feelings instead of avoiding them . I have been communicating better with people at work and family , working on myself and reflecting on the changes with Jackie has truly changed my life."I am so grateful for the awareness that I know have" .
"Jackie is a warm , professional friendly person that made me feel at ease immediately , I was nervous about revealing my issues but was able to connect quickly and over the last few months began to understand my behaviours and "realise my vulnerabilitys which is so empowering".
Please refer to my website for further information and frequently asked questions in therapy .
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (visit www.bacp.co.uk) and I abide by their ethical framework.
I am fully insured with Oxygen insurance .
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Diploma in Careers Guidance
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Clinical Supervision
Working with Bereavement
TA 101 (Transactional Analysis)
Take control workshops-solution focused behavioural therapy
Certificate in children's mental health
Certificate in couples counselling
Currently completing diploma in CBT
I have several years experience providing face to face counselling in an educational organisation supporting young people and adults with a variety of issues including: anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, domestic abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, family issues, physical abuse, work-related stress, bi-polar disorder/manic depression.I have also worked as a deputy manager with homeless families in a refuge setting where I provided theurepeutic interventions to women and children .I have worked as a teacher for many years with looked after children prior to becoming a therapist.
I have also practised therapeutically in a GPs practice where I have experience in particular with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (PTSD),relationship breakdown and depression.
I have also offered workshops around issues of self-harm and suicide and general mental health awareness. I have worked with groups delivering on issues such as bullying, anger, domestic abuse and sexual health.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Confidence and self esteem
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
I offer all new clients an initial 30 minute meeting / telephone discussion which is free of charge.Alternatively an introductory no obligation initial full 50 minute session is charged at a reduced rate of £25 if preferred.
This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the process and for you to decide if I am the right therapist for you, I can refer you to another therapist if you are not comfortable to continue. The relationship of client and therapist is crucial to the process .
Sessions are charged at £35 -£40 depending on income, payable by cash, cheque or BACS transfer.
I can offer further reduced rates for Trainee counsellors and individuals on benefits .
Couples sessions are £50 per hour or £60 for 90 minutes.
I understand that making the first contact can be difficult but please don't hesitate to contact me for an initial discussion about counselling by telephone or email.
Please look at my website for FAQ in therapy.I also accept referrals from agencies, NHS and legal firms.
Thank you for reading my profile and I look forward to speaking to you in the future.
I work flexibly in an attempt to suit all client requirements and am happy to refer and recommend alternative therapists where I cannot be of assistance. Any queries just call or email.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday days and evenings .Saturdays 10 am till 1pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer clinical supervision for trainee counsellors, mental health workers and qualified counsellors/psychotherapists.View supervision profile