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Carol Harmston-Dean

Southport PR8 & Cambridge CB4
07811 794203 07811 794203 Registered / Accredited
Southport PR8 & Cambridge CB4

About me

Carol offers 1-2-1 counselling either face-to-face or over the telephone. She is very experienced with both adults and children/adolescents. Carol works with individuals, couples and families.

Carol works from home in Tarleton and out of premises in Southport.Can also make home visits offering a confidential and non-judgemental service to all clients. Her belief is very much that each client brings an individual and unique story to the counselling room.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Sexuality and identity
  • Stress.
  • Abuse

Carol works in an integrative approach tailoring the style of therapy to suit the client's needs and wants.

Carol has a team of counsellors working in Cambridgeshire offering private practice in addition to working in schools, colleges, Cambridge university and Embrace. The team consists of both genders, range of ages and specialisms in different areas of expertise. The team has experience in addictions, mental health conditions, eating disorders and body image, inferiority complex, procrastination, sexual abuse, domestic violence in addition to those listed above. Following the success of JHD in the East of England the company has now launched in Lancashire and Merseyside. Qualified and experienced therapists with a range of specialists to match the right counsellor to each client.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA QTS (Hons) - upper second - 1998
Assertiveness and confidence building - pass - 2004
Counselling skills - pass - 2005
Diploma in Integrative counselling studies - pass - 2007

Carol is a Senior Accredited Counsellor qualifying in 2007 with 12 years experience. In addition to working in private practice Carol has held the following roles:

school counsellor in numerous primary and secondary schools

senior counsellor for a college of further education

guidance and support manager for a secondary school

Carol relocated to the North West in Dec 2016 but still manages her counselling company JHD Counselling services Ltd based in Cambridge. JHD has a team of 25 trainee and qualified counsellors working in schools, colleges, Cambridge university, Embrace child victims of crime and private practice. Carol supervises all her counsellors in the team. There is now a JHD counselling service in the Northwest.

In addition to the counselling organisation JHD also has its own training centre offering introduction to Counselling skills, level 2 certificate in Counselling, level 3 certificate in Counselling and level 4 diploma in counselling. Carol is the senior tutor and IV for the training centre.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis


£45 per 50 minute 1-2-1 face-to-face adult counselling session.

£40 for initial intake/assessment session lasting 30-40 minutes

£45 per 50 minute telephone counselling session.

£40 for initial intake/assessment lasting 30-40 minutes

** client pays for telephone call

** Skype also available

£50 per 50 minute couple counselling session.
£60 per 60 minute family counselling session.

£45 for supervision session - 60 minutes for qualified counsellors

* concessions available for trainee counsellors.

Chesterton Community College
Gilbert Road


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Daytime, Evening and weekends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Carol Harmston-Dean

Carol Harmston-Dean