In these uncertain times with the Coronavirus, I am able to offer online counselling sessions and have many years of experience in this way of working.
I am a professionally qualified, BACP accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 14 years of experience working with adults, couples 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
· 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
- Shame in the Therapy Hour Brighton Therapy Partnership
- Safeguarding Brighton and Hove City Council
- Conquering OCD Maudlsey
I have been a Secondary School Counsellor for over 11 years and have worked with vulnerable young people for over 10 years at CAMHS (Brighton and Hove) and Sussex Central YMCA.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Children and Young People
Counselling Diploma Students
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 £45 per 50 minute session for individual clients (with concessions for Counselling Diploma students and some lower cost places.)
My supervision fee is £50 for an hour or £75 for an hour and a half.
Call me on 07515 419625 or email me.
I have both day and evening sessions available.
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.