Catherine Harris

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MBACP, Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling, BA(Hons)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Ripon HG4 & Harrogate HG3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you struggling with depression, anxiety or stress? Do you feel confused or overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings?

Hello, I'm Catherine. I am a fully qualified, experienced BACP Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I consider myself to be compassionate, humble and non-judgemental. I work relationally, tailoring the therapy to your individual needs.

I understand that life can present various challenges and that seeking help can be a daunting step. I offer a supportive, safe and confidential environment for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. My hope is for you to feel safe, heard, understood and empowered to make decisions in your own life.  

I have experience working with domestic abuse, self-esteem, loss, family and work issues, infertility, miscarriage, infant loss, chronic illness, sexuality and neurodiversity (ASD, ADD/ADHD). I have worked for two bereavement charities, Cruse Bereavement Support and Just(B) in Harrogate offering counselling for end of life, pre and post bereavement. 

I offer short or long term counselling to individual adults. I can provide in person or online sessions, each will be 50 minutes long. I have a private practice in  Ripon which is wheelchair accessible with free parking. I am within easy reach of Thirsk, Dishforth, Bedale, Masham, Boroughbridge, Northallerton and Knaresborough. I also work from a practice in Harrogate, which is also wheelchair accessible with free parking. 

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Modern Languages and International Marketing.

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 6 BACP and UKCP Accredited course).

Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 4 BACP and UKCP Accredited course)

Psychoanalytic Observational Studies

Child Development

Continual Professional Development (CPD) Courses that I have undertaken:

  • Bereavement
  • Working with Bereavement by Suicide
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Menopause and Perimenopause.
  • Neurodiversity (Autism, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia)
  • Working with Impasse 
  • Adoption
  • Integrative Sand Tray
  • Infant Loss
  • Story and Metaphor
  • Inner Child
  • Life Script
  • Working with Shame
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute initial consultation.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their professional Code of Ethics and practice.

Ripon Community House, 75 Allhallowgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1LE

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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.

The therapy room at Ripon Community House is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available.  The therapy room in Harrogate is also wheelchair accessible and free parking is available.

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Catherine Harris
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