Amy Harris MBACP (Accred)
I am a very experienced, professionally qualified and BACP accredited counsellor working with both adults, couples and young people.
Why you may want counselling?
You may feel disconnected from people, activities, and work; be experiencing a loss of energy and unfocused; feel overwhelmed by anxiety. I aim to support you in reducing the impact this can have on your life.
My work with clients has embraced a wide range of issues including anxiety and depression, bereavement, family issues, physical and emotional health, substance misuse, addictions and attachment issues,
I have many years of experience working with young people both privately and in 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 time.
How can I help you?
There are times in life when you might find it hard to cope with circumstances that arise. You may feel that your hold on a situation is not as strong as you want it to be. Past issues may be having an impact upon the present.
I offer a warm, confidential, safe space which provides you with the time and space to reflect on your life and begin to understand and make sense of it. Through a respect for the pace you are happy to go at, the counselling relationship can lead to you feeling in control and able to reach your potential.
Counselling offers you the chance to identify your own resources and strengths which we can sometimes lose sight of in times of upset and stress. Talking things through can begin to unlock and shift feelings.
How I work
As individuals we all think, feel and behave in different ways in different situations. Integrative counselling allows for every individual to be worked with according to their own unique needs.
Integrative Counselling draws on mainstream theoretical perspectives, integrating knowledge and skills from different therapies to best suit your needs. It requires that we look not just at the internal world but at the external world we live in.
The relationship between the client and counsellor is one of the most important factors of successful therapy. It is important to find a counsellor where this 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.
Please contact me for further information or to make an initial free appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Southampton University (2006)
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training (2006)
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People with Quality Training UK (2007)
Diploma in Supervision with Make A Difference training (2011)
Certificate in DUO Counselling - working with couples and families with Make A Difference training (2011)
Introduction to Somatic Experiencing with SOS Internationale (2014)
I have been a Secondary School Counsellor for over 7 years and have worked with vulnerable young people for over 10 years at CAMHS (Brighton and Hove) and Sussex Central YMCA.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Children and Young People
Counselling Diploma Students
I offer a free initial assesment session for us to decide whether we are best suited to working together.
My ongoing fee is £40 per 50 minute session for individual clients (with concessions for Counselling Diploma students and some lower cost places.)
Couples are £60 for 60 minutes (and the initial assessment is £25 for a 40 minute session)
My supervision fee is £45 (50 mins) or £65 for an hour and a half
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have both day and evening sessions available.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to practicing and trainee counsellors and allied healthcare professionals.View supervision profile