Joan Harris Counselling MA, BA (hons), MBACP registered

Joan Harris Counselling MA, BA (hons), MBACP registered

Camberwell Rd


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Camberwell Rd


About me

I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in South London. I am based in Camberwell, but cover areas such as Peckham, Brixton, Dulwich and SE1. I offer both short (6-12 sessions) and longer-term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, and I am happy to arrange home visits for elderly and disabled people. I use the Psychodynamic psychoanalytical approach which embraces all therapies. I also use CBT and Mindfullness techniques to change behaviour. My aim of is to - help individuals to unravel, how their experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to help resolve them.

People come to Counselling and Psychotherapy for a number of different reasons. You may be anxious, feeling depress, low or trying to cope with the loss of a partner or family member, the breakdown or difficulty of a relationship, issues at work such as work related stress, learning related condition ie dyslexia trying to make sense of something that has happened or those questioning their sexuality and any other personal reason. I work with clients’ to help them understand and explore how what has happened in the past can influence the here and now.

I offer a safe, confidential and emphatic space to explore your feelings, beliefs, thoughts and experiences.  I will use my knowledge and training to meet and understand your personal situation and needs.  I have specialised in the areas of mental health, loss and bereavement and supporting carers for eg. partners and close family of those with health problems eg. disabilities, mental health. I have also worked with clients adults and young people on a wide range of other issues including low-self-esteem,  complex behavioral traits such as OCD, interpersonal relationships, bullying and harassment, sexual abuse, long-term illnesses, alcohol and drug addictions,attachment, survivors of suicide, life transitions and other major life events.

Sometimes taking that first step can be difficult I believe that counselling can help gain your confidence back and transform you so that you can feel more whole again and obtain a real sense of inner contentment. Talking therapies allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and safe environment.

Contact me so that I can help you to take those first steps together. I am able available most evenings and weekends all sessions last for 50 minutes.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Counselling. University of Goldsmith 2012

The curriculum focused on psychodynamic and psychoanalytic perspective. The course covered theories of understanding mental health, stress and anxiety, phobias depression, post-natal depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia and eating disorders. It was designed to enable students to develop as a  reflective practioner with a critical understanding and awareness of the socio-cultural and power relations.

BA ( Hons) Social and Cultural Studies, University of Goldsmith 2008

This unique degree gave me the opportunity to study a wide variety of subjects focused around   the study of society and culture, including sociology,  media and communications, politics, and education.

Background and Training


March 2016 - to September 2016

Southwark Carers - Adults/Carers

July 2012 to present

Place2Be - Primary School children

September  2011 – July 2013

Teen and Toodlers - Teenagers 12/13 years

September 2011 – January 2012

Southwark Breavment - Adults

October 2010 – July 2012

Continuing Professional Development courses and seminars including:

  • Mental Health
  • Working with Bereaved Families
  • Working with Children
  • Attachment and Character Strategies
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder
  • Working with anxiety and depression
  • Assessing and Managing Risk to Self
  • Mindfulness and Bereavement
  • CBT workshop
  • Suicide workshop

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Easy access to transport for bus tube and train - space available for car parking.


£40.00 per session. Concessions for Students £25.00 and discounts for low-income email or contact me to discuss. An initial assessment is required so that I can make an assessment of your presenting issues and we can decide on the goals of counselling you want to work on in the future. The assessment will also enable you to get a feel of what counselling involves and it will give you the opportunity to ask me any questions or concerns that you have.

All sessions must be paid for at the agreed rate for the agreed amount of sessions

Further information


Not available Monday and Thursday


Tuesday,Wednesdays - evenings, Friday (afternoon and  evenings) Saturday - Sunday all day

Maps & Directions

London, SE5

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Availability Not available Monday and Thursday Available Tuesday, Wednesdays evenings Friday (afternoon and evenings) Weekends for the sick and disabled

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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