Karen Harris MBACP, Dip Counsellor


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About me

Karen Harris:
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.

My background

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.

Important stuff

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:

Relationship counselling

Sex addiction

Depression and Anxiety

Bereavement issues

Complex grief

Self harm


Low self esteem

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


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

Warrington, WA1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults
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