Karen Harris MBACP, Dip Counsellor
You have just taken a big step.
If you have found this site, you have made the first move in deciding to help yourself or your relationship. But what to do next and how will you choose someone to speak to?
I have been working with individuals and couples for over 10 years.
What are you looking for?
There are many terms in counselling that you might not be completely familiar with and so I will try and avoid most of them.
Please read on about what you might gain from counselling and then see if we might "fit".
Therapy, some call it counselling, helps people with a wide range of issues and life events, these might include depression or generally feeling down or sad, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, relationship difficulties, family issues and problems, confidence issues, bereavement or a loss of some kind.
You may be worried and concerned about things that have happened to you in the past, which you feel are still affecting you, or it could be something that has happened recently and is causing you pain or anxiety.
You may (like many people) have a "critical inner voice" and that negative "voice" is causing you emotional pain.
Relationships :You might be experiencing relationship difficulties, which you and your partner seem unable to resolve. You may feel like you just can't communicate any more. You may feel that you "love" your partner but are no longer "in love".
Or you might be thinking you want to leave the relationship and need to talk about this on your own.
I see couples in civil partnerships and couples married or unmarried. My previous clients have included those who are single but would like to explore what has gone wrong in a previous relationship, in order for them to move on.
Talking things over, in a safe and confidential environment and working towards trying to resolve your situation and problems, can help you to discover more about yourself and your emotions. It can lead to the changes that will improve your life.
Many people find counselling life changing. I hope you are one of them.
It usually means committing yourself to a minimum of 6 weekly sessions (but not necessarily so). We can take things week by week and at your pace.
Initially I trained with Relate (it used to be the Marriage Guidance Counsel) as a Couples Therapist and worked for them for almost 9 years.
I then did some further training to gain my Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and have worked with many individuals over the last 5 years.
I can also offer CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) which is a term you may be familiar with. This approach can be immensely helpful with many things but especially depression and anxiety.
I am trained to work in a number of counselling approaches and what that means for you, is that I can offer you a way of working that best suits your unique needs.
How to get in touch
Email or text me your your name and a contact number. Messages are totally confidential. I will get back to you within 24 hours.
We can have a brief conversation and I can invite you to my office in St Helens or Warrington for a free 30 minute consultation so we can discuss your needs and see if we might be able to work together.
I am also part of The Change Agency Ltd - a handpicked group of therapists who work alongside each other, specialising in many different areas of counselling. If what I can offer is not quite what you are looking for, I can usually find someone else for you to speak with and get you the help you want.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that my qualifications and status are professionally recognised and I work strictly within their professional framework and code of ethics.
I am fully insured.
I will offer you a confidential space where you will not be judged, but will be listened to with understanding and I will work at your pace and have in mind your goals at all times.
You will find information about how much it may cost at the bottom of this page.
Thanks for stopping by and please do email this site for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, Qualifications and Experience
Relate trained and qualified counsellor (2005)
Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2013)
Member of BACP
BACP Register of Proficiency 2015
I follow BACP guidelines in ensuring I attend Professional Development (CPD) training to enhance my knowledge and skills each year
I work with people with wide ranging issues, but I especially can offer help with:
Depression and Anxiety
Low self esteem
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
How much might it cost?
My initial consultation is free of charge (30 minutes) and my session fees vary between £35 for individuals, £45 for Couples and £45 for CBT work.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client