Amy Harris MBACP (Accred) Registered
I am professionally qualified, BACP accredited counsellor with over 14 years' experience of working with adults, couples and young people. I offer a warm, confidential, safe space for you 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, our relationship can lead to you feeling in control and able to reach your potential.
Counselling can help you with:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Low self-esteem
- Bereavement / loss
- Seperation / Divorce
- Physical and emotional health
- Substance misuse / addictions
- Attachment issues
In addition to this, I have many years of experience (and a lot of passion) 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 are you feeling?
You may feel disconnected from family, friends or work
You may feel a loss of energy, and unfocused
You may feel overwhelmed by anxiety
At times in life we may find it hard to cope with circumstances that arise. It may feel that our hold on a situation is not as strong as we want it to be. Past issues may be having an impact upon the present. Through working together, I can support you to understand and help reduce the impact this can have on your life.
I am truly passionate about my work and it is an 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 in times of upset and stress. Talking things through with someone neutral 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 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.
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 (2007)
- 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
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
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Children and Young People
Counselling Diploma Students
Your first appointment will be an assessment session 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 whether we are happy to work together how we will do this.
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 £50 for an hour or £75 for an hour and a half.
Call me on 07515 419625 or email me.
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 counsellors of varying levels from trainees to therapists in practice for many years. .View supervision profile