Michelle Harris MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP Registered
St Mark's Place
Is counselling for you?
Throughout our lives we can all experience difficulties and challenges that we can't manage alone, leaving us feeling confused and overwhelmed at times. You may be feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. My philosophy as a therapist is to offer you a warm, compassionate, safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore and share your thoughts, feelings and life's problems.
I believe that counselling can help you gain a better understanding about yourself and that I can help you find your own answers.
I offer a flexible and caring approach to each individual and their unique needs. I do not therefore work with a specific model of counselling. My approach instead draws from the valuable contributions made by the various schools of counselling and the establishment of a supportive relationship with each individual.
Making that first step towards talking about what's on your mind can feel extremely daunting and searching this directory and calling someone can be difficult and confusing. I can offer a free initial consultation over the telephone to discuss your situation and help you consider how therapy might work for you.
I work with individuals on either a short or open ended basis, whichever you feel is right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Roehampton)
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Roehampton)
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and Counselling and Counselling Skills (Birkbeck College)
My training has included elements of many different therapeutic approaches. I have several years experience of individual face to face counselling in a variety of different settings, GP practices, a community charity and the statutory service. I currently practice privately.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their ethical framework. I am also a member of the UPCA.
I have extensive experience as a Registered Nurse within the NHS. The majority of this experience is a cancer nurse specialist and so I have an understanding of cancer and it's impact on both the patient and their family and friends.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
Each session is 50 minutes and costs between £40-£50 depending on your circumstances.
I am able to offer both short term and more open ended counselling to whatever suits you best.
I personally understand how difficult the counselling journey can be and how starting this can feel incredibly difficult and overwhelming. I am happy to talk through your feelings with an initial free session over the phone and discuss how counselling might be something you feel able to do.
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