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MBACP (Accred) Registered

About me

I am a professionally qualified, BACP accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience working with adults and young people

I am a warm and open therapist. My aim is to understand you in order to help you make sense of and accept yourself and your own life experiences. Using evidenced-based interventions, we will work together to get you unstuck from depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and intense negative emotions.  We will examine behaviours that once protected you and develop strategies to overcome these patterns.

How are you feeling?

You may feel alone, misunderstood, and unfulfilled,

Disconnected from family, friends or work,

Experiencing loss of energy and distraction,

Overwhelmed by anxiety,

Among other things I can support you with:

·         Anxiety and Depression

·         Low self-esteem

·         Bereavement / loss

·         Abuse

·         Trauma

·         Separation / Divorce

·         Physical and emotional health

·         Substance misuse / addictions

I also have many years of experience (and a lot of passion) working with young people, both privately and in sixth form and secondary schools. I hold a deep respect for the difficulties young people can encounter whilst growing up and strive to support them in navigating their way through this often complex period.

I am truly passionate about my work and experience it as a great honour to be part of the journey that people undertake in counselling.

What I can do to help

I will offer you the chance to identify your own resources and strengths, which we can sometimes lose sight of during times of upset and stress. Talking things through can begin to unlock and shift feelings and help you move forward.


The relationship between the client and Counsellor is one of the most important factors for successful therapy. It is important to find a Counsellor with whom a deep relationship can develop. That is why I offer a free initial session, which allows you the time to decide if I am the right Counsellor for you.


The next steps...

If you think you'd like to learn a bit more, call me on 07515 419625 or email me. We can arrange an initial free appointment so that we can talk face to face and decide how to move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Southampton University
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training CRI/ Equinox
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People with Quality Training UK
  • Diploma in Supervision with Make A Difference training
  • Certificate in DUO Counselling - working with couples and families with Make A Difference training
  • Introduction to Somatic Experiencing with SOS Internationale
  • Conquering OCD Maudlsey Clinic

I have been a Secondary School Counsellor for over 12 years and have worked with vulnerable young people for over 10 years at CAMHS (Brighton and Hove) and Sussex Central YMCA.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Children and Young People

Counselling Diploma Students

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

Your first appointment will be an initial consultation which is free. Here you can ask me any questions you have and describe what has bought you to counselling at this time. From this point we can decide on how we will move forward.

My ongoing fee is £55 per 50 minute session for individual clients (with concessions for Counselling Diploma students and some lower cost places.)

Call me on 07515 419625 or email me.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have both day and evening sessions available.

Further information

Please feel free to call me for further information or take a look at my website www.amyharriscounselling.co.uk for more details about me and my work.

Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person

I provide specific supervision to counsellors who work with children and young people.

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