Dr Charlotte Harkness
Hello, I’m Charlotte, a counsellor and psychotherapist providing private one-to-one sessions in person in Harley Street, London, in Suffolk and via Skype. I offer a non-judgemental and safe environment for you to talk and explore what is on your mind, your worries and concerns. Whatever you are going through, I can help you reflect on how you are living and make any changes, if that is what you want.
Before working in private practice I have more than ten years experience counselling in a variety of different environments helping a wide range of people. I completed a doctorate in Psychotherapy at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and a philosophical approach underpins my take on life and the way I will help you face whatever struggles you may have.
I have experience of working with people with a broad range of issues and backgrounds, so I can support you in whatever you are wanting therapy for, including anxiety issues, depression, stress, crisis of values or beliefs, low self-esteem, panic attacks, eating problems and relationship and family issues. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I worked as a business analyst, editor and writer, so I have a good understanding of work pressures, career crises and making major life changes and offer career coaching and consultancy alongside my therapy practice. I work on both a short and long term basis - we can tailor your therapy to meet your needs. I am available in the daytime as well as in the evening - please call or email to discuss availability. I am an accredited psychotherapist with UKCP and I am also Vice-Chair of the Society of Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a doctorate in existential psychotherapy awarded by Middlesex University and New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. This training included supervision, group work and CBT. Prior to this I completed four years of training in person-centred/existential counselling.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £65.00 - £ 120.00 per 50 minute session. I do have limited availability for discounted student rates for people in existential or person-centred psychotherapy or counselling training.