Lisa Harris MBACP NCS Accred therapist, clinical supervisor & trainer
Louis Pearlman Centre
94 Goulton Street
So, you are considering therapy, and wondering what might be the right option for you. Why not contact me for a free no obligation 45 minute initial consultation? We could look at your options together, I can answer any of your questions and you could make your decision from there. I have free parking, and am easy to find.
I have been working as a therapist full time since 2007, and I've gained significant counselling experience with adults, and young people. I have worked extensively with anxiety, stress, depression and relational issues as well as many complex issues.
Counselling sessions are fairly priced
Block bookings receive a discount, as do student counsellors. You are welcome to contact me by email or by phone, in confidence. My standard rate is £40 per session.
I'm offering you a 45 minute free initial consultation
I find this time invaluable. It gives you an opportunity to meet with me in person, see if you feel comfortable, if I am the right person for you and ask any questions you may have.
Importantly, this time allows me an insight into your experiences, feelings and needs. Together we can explore your options. Remember are under no obligation to book a further session with me following this meeting. I could offer you other suggestions, or of course you may wish to take some time to think and reflect.
I understand how difficult it may feel to be considering exploring your feelings and experiences with a stranger. This is not unusual, some describe it as overwhelming to consider or scary to make the first contact. However something I hear most often is that after our first meeting there is as a huge relief and it's something they wish they had done a long time ago. I assure you I'll walk your path with you with great care, compassion, understanding, and importantly, at your pace. This will be your space, nobody else's.
At times, we have an experience we find difficult or traumatic. Sometimes we find ourselves impacted by historical factors. Or, things just seem to build up and we realise we've been struggling for longer than we thought and decide something needs to change.
Therapy may help support you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, how to make sense of your feelings or help you find a way forward. The fact you are looking to do this, is a really big step, and I understand and value this.
I’d like to help you find a way to cope or move forward. I'd like to empower you and feel more in control. Maybe I could show you some new skills to help you manage? I will tailor your therapy to you, not give you a standard option. You and your experiences are unique and I respect this completely.
I will offer you a supportive confidential environment to explore your feelings, and I will make sure you feeling truly heard. I will listen to your experiences and I will help you find a way. Together, we will look at the most helpful and supportive way for you to manage or move forward.
I am non-judgemental, warm in nature, understanding, genuine, honest and compassionate. I will value each part of you, however hurt, defensive, worried, or scared you may be.
I can offer your initial appointment free.
I'm located minutes from the A63, just off Hessle Road and Boulevard which is easily accessible by car, on foot or bus. There are ample free parking facilities and my practice is based in an anonymous and confidential setting.
My training and background have focused on Humanistic Models of Gestalt, Person Centred and Transactional Analysis. I work as an integrative therapist and can also incorporate Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural Techniques (CBT),Neuro Linguistic Programming(NLP) and mindfulness into our work. Together we will look at which approach will benefit you most, for your aim and struggles.
How long will it take? You know what, I can't tell you that right now, I haven't met you yet. What I do know is some things can be worked through in short term work, some things over several months, or years. We really are all different, as are our experiences. This is something we could discuss during our initial appointment. It's important we explore your experiences, your situation and your feelings. Then, together, we can start to consider a way forward for you.
My experience is that relationship and trust between a client and their therapist is essential, and most important in terms of growth or progress. I am offering you a safe, compassionate and confidential time to be who you are, where I can help enable you to achieve your desired outcome, goal or a new way of being in the world.
I would encourage you to contact me, in complete confidence to help you decide if you you may like to work with me. You can ask me absolutely any questions you may have, however trivial they may initially seem. My purpose is to listen to you, and I will.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my self employed counselling career in 2007 and my work experience includes;
- A Counsellor providing Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) for companies employers and Churches
- A Counsellor working for medical and legal insurance
- A Counsellor with a Qualified Provider counselling service for the NHS within Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT), previously known as DASH (depression and anxiety services Hull) within the NHS "Let's talk" and prior to that SPA (Single point of access) 2011-2016
- A Counsellor in private practice
- A Counselling Associate within a Children and young people's service in Hull
- A Counselling subcontractor for ITV
- A clinical supervisor for a local council and organisations for health and welfare professionals
- A clinical supervisor for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists as well as those in training
My primary counselling qualifications include;
- Levels 1, 2 & 3 Counselling Practice
- NCFE Diploma Counselling Practice
- Foundation Degree Counselling Practice
- BA (Hons) Counselling Practice (Leeds Met)
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision (The Northern Guild)
- I am a Registered Member MBACP Certificate number 070237I
- I am an Accredited member of the National Counselling society. Membership Number: NCS1401672
Further qualifications include;
- Counselling children and adolescents Diploma
- Criminology Diploma
Professional growth is important to me and I am committed to continued development and new learning. I have recently completed a Diploma in Mindfulness (awaiting certification) and am currently studying a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I deliver as a guest trainer, and facilitate workshops. I am happy to discuss any training needs you may wish to provide for students, employees or volunteers.
I have experience working with language translators, and with deaf clients and their sign interpreters.
You can find my professional page on Facebook, search "Lisa Harris Counsellor and supervisor Hull" or by clicking the icon at the top of this page. I frequently share useful information, articles and links, and training or workshop opportunities.
Occasionally I am able to offer a free or discounted place to someone to whom counselling would otherwise be un-accessible. I post this on Facebook if this place becomes available.
You can also find me on Linkedin.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Christian counselling
- Chronic illness and pain
- Workplace difficulties and struggles
- Communication skills
- Panic attacks
- Family and relationship issues
- Lifestyle, health, work changes and coaching
- Relaxation methods and techniques
- Working with young people and their parent or carer
- Clinical supervision for therapists, counsellors and other professionals.
- Personal development for confidence, career progression or management
- Generalised anxiety
- workshops and short training courses for groups of individuals, employers , organisations and guest delivery for other training providers
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Counselling sessions are £40, a discount is applied if paid as a block booking of 6 sessions when paid for personally.
When counselling is paid for by a company or charity on behalf of an employee or volunteer, this rate will vary according to invoice terms and required documents or reports.
Supervision is charged at £40 an hour when paid for personally.
When supervision is paid for by a company or charity on behalf of an employee or volunteer, this rate will vary according to invoice terms and required documents or reports.
Student counsellors who are Unwaged may receive a discounted rate for therapy and supervision when paid for personally. When therapy or supervision is paid for by a placement or employer the rate may vary.
I offer a reduced rate place in certain circumstances, please contact me for further information.
* I have a payment at the time of booking policy and your initial consultation is free *
When I was training to be a therapist, I attended 40 hours of mandatory therapy myself. This deepened my understanding of the counselling process and the importance of the relationship between a therapist and a client. I have returned to therapy since then because life happens and sometimes we need to.
Therapy enabled me to work through my own life experiences, my pain of losses and trauma, the prolonged deep depression I experienced and revisted and my personal struggles to survive and at times to just keep going in a life I didn’t think I could anymore.
I came to realise that how I was feeling, at times, was not all together as a result of something current. The root of it, or the core of the issue, was in my past. When I returned to them, understanding my coping strategies and defence mechanisms I had created and used, I was able to finally work towards freeing myself from things I had carried for years. I could offer this to you too.
I will always be along side you as an equal, not “the expert” who will offer a metaphorical prescription to “make you better” from an emotional distance. I won’t tell you what to do, I do not prescribe medication and I do not give you a label or diagnosis. I will listen to you carefully to ensure I understand your feelings and experiences, you know them best.
I continue working hard to be the professional I am today. I not only care deeply about my work, I care about each individual I work with, and I will care about you.
I am a member of the Accredited Voluntary register British Association For Counselling & Psychotherapy, Registered (MBACP). This means I abide by an Ethical Framework, attend regular clinical supervision as well as take responsibility for continued professional development. This membership also means I am subject to its complaints procedure too.
I am accredited with the National Counselling Society.
I am a divisional member of theAssociation for Pastoral and Spiritual Care and Counselling (APSCC)The association's aim is to improve the quality of pastoral care and counselling for those with or without faith or religion, and to raise standards in the teaching and exercise of pastoral care and counselling.
I am a Christian, and I work consistently with clients who have no faith, have Christian faith, or who have another faith or spiritual belief which is important to them. I am happy to discuss this with you should you have any questions.
I engage in regular clinical supervision as is required of my by the BACP. This supports me as a therapist and it safeguards you as a client. I also have full insurance and enhanced DSB (CRB) clearance.
My professional development has recently has included; Working with young people, working with anger, Adolescent development needs, Prayer, Philosophical approaches to mental health, Diversity, 5 Day TCIF (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention For Families), Attachment, 5 day DVAP training (domestic violence), ASSIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), Safeguarding (Young people and vulnerable adults), Gender identity training, Creative working, Gestalt therapy in short term work, The healing of memories, Shame in a primary counselling setting, Effects of medication in counselling, working with faith in therapy Please enquire for further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently offer appointments at various times between 8am and 6pm Wednesday to Friday. Free initial consultations are offered to explore your counselling or supervision options
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
We could meet in person for a free initial consultation to explore if we could work well together. .View supervision profile