Karen Harris MBACP (Accred), PG Diploma CBT Counselling/Psychotherapy
I am a professionally qualified, accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, who specialises in anxiety and depression and aims to help you get back on track quickly. Using CBT, we will tailor therapy to your individual needs, circumstances and goals. I am members of both the BACP and BABCP and offer a safe, confidential space where there is respect, a warm understanding and sensitive encouragement to explore your problems to help develop new ways of coping.
CBT is the recommended therapy by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), as it is proven to be effective at treating a wide range of emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression. It looks at how our thoughts affect how we feel and how these feelings directly influence behaviour. Have you ever stopped and taken note of what you were thinking when you felt a change in mood? Have you noticed how you behaved when you felt that way? Through CBT you can gain an awareness of: Why is this happening to me, why now and why will my problems not go away? In our sessions it will be possible to teach you invaluable skills that will enable you to manage difficult emotions now and in the future.
I have vast experience of working in a wide variety of environments and work in the NHS and private sector and deal with mild-complex psychological issues. I work with substance misuse, chronic pain and bereavement, grief and loss.
I provide cognitive behavioural therapy in a very private location, which is close to bus and train routes, with free off road parking. Our work together will be confidential in a warm, caring, comfortable setting. You will be given the opportunity to understand difficult emotions, stress and depression and find ways to achieve more clarity, balance and happiness in your life. We will work so you really feel truly heard and understood.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (2012)
Advanced Diploma in Counselling (2011)
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling (2007)
Certificate in Counselling (2005)
Bereavement, Grief and Loss Training (Cruse)
MBA (non related) 2002
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling sessions are £40 per hour session.
I would suggest just making an appointment for one session. This would give you the opportunity to see if you would like to work together with me. If you wish to continue then further sessions can be booked in.
Home visits can be arranged by special arrangements.
If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to call or email me. It will give us both the opportunity to discuss your needs further.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|