Beth Harris- Mindfulness Based Psychosynthesis Counselling
All of us, at one time or another, are alone or sense that we are in real trouble. Perhaps we feel stuck, depressed, anxious, lost, or maybe unable to even define what's wrong. We sense that there must be more, but can not reach it.
Psychosynthesis is a psychology of LOVE, WILL, and HOPE. It holds, at it's core, the principle that within EVERY human being exists the seeds of a freer, more authentic and happier life. Often this potential is blocked as a result of unresolved relationship issues or trauma that unconsciously influence our thoughts, behaviours, relationships and beliefs about what is possible. Work with a pyschosythesis counsellor is a gentle yet powerful journey of self-awareness and self-acceptance through which you will unblock that which is preventing you from living a life of natural freedom, intimacy, empowerment and aliveness. This is a journey about letting go of who you think you should be, and finding the strength to be your unfettered self.
"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust... Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit." -e. e. cummings
"Beth has been an inspiration in changing and reframing the way I approach life. I was in a very dark place two years ago,feeling isolated, alone and trying to deal with depression and addiction issues.
Beth helped me through this dark time by always creating a loving safe environment where she took my hand and guided me through all my shame, guilt and vulnerabilities. As a male in today's society this can bring about fear and anxiety, but with her non judgemental approach she showed me that in my vulnerability lies my true strength and power....
I now have inner peace stillness and happiness in my life; my children have even noticed a major change within me which is so pleasing- Beth has helped me change my life ." ML
"With her gentle grace, unconditional love and deep insights Beth reconnects your broken fragments and allows your inner-beauty to shine through for once and forever, which makes you feel rejuvenated and whole. She made a difference to my life!!!" JW
"Beth is a warm compassionate being who's soul shines through as soon as you meet her this compassion is accompanied with a fountain of wisdom and deep spiritual insight that has had profound effect...what she really helped me understand is the concept that I am not my thinking mind that I have a choice whether to give my thoughts reality or let them go...."
Sessions are available face-to face in Bristol, Langport area, and online.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Psychosynthesis counsellor and have studied the interface of Buddhist and Western Psychology at the Karuna Institute holding their Foundation Certificate in Core Process Psychotherapy. I am a long time student of mindfulness, yoga and the Wisdom Traditions of both the East and West since spending three years on the Indian sub-continent.
I also hold a Post-graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychology from Middlesex University, London, a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from The Institute of Pyschosynthesis, London, UK, Level 1 EMDR Training, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Social Thought and Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. USA. I am a certified Mindfulness Meditation and Somatic Yoga Teacher, and most recently am employing the most up to date neuroscientifically based brain re-wiring techniques and somatic-based practices for dealing with the casues and symptoms resulting from chronic trauma.
I am an active member of the APP and on the register of the BACP. I have been in private practice since 2009. I have a breadth and depth of experience in facilitating positive change for people struggling with addiction, anxiety, ageing, death and dying, bereavement, trauma, body-image, low self-esteem and confidence issues, eating and weight issues, chronic pain, relationship issues, divorce, single-parenting, returning to work, change of life and/or career direction.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Chronic pain. Narcissistic Victim Syndrome. CPTSD, Transitions.
I work on a sliding scale fee. Please call for more information.
Concessions offered for
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