Carol Harmston

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Preston, Lancashire, PR4
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About me

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

Carol works from home in Hesketh Bank. 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 across the UK offering private practice in addition to working in schools, colleges, Cambridge university and numerous charities. 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.  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 17 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.

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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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 & Psychotherapy Society
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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

£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.

When I work

Daytime, Evening and weekends

Preston, Lancashire, PR4

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Carol Harmston
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