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About me

Face-to-Face - Zoom or Telephone Counselling

Hi, my name is Gilli Harrison - I am an experienced qualified Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor, Hypnotherapist, Holistic Therapist and Reiki Practitioner.  I am also a Supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care Services.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) - Federation of Holistic Therapist (FHT) - UK Reiki Federation (UKRF).

My counselling approach is, working with the mind, body, and soul.  My own philosophy which has at the very core, an unshakable belief that all people are good, and I believe that each person can, and will, become a more fully functioning person if given the correct conditions.

The underpinning principles of my approach focus on being professional, honest, non-judgemental, and supportive, whilst being fully integrated in the relationship between us.  I respect and encourage your own freedom of expression within the therapeutic process, and I believe it is important that you set the pace of your own counselling sessions, in a confidential, safe, comfortable setting.

Trying to deal with the loss of a loved one can feel confusing and lonely, talking helps,  let me support you through the grieving process.  Having difficulties dealing with stress and anxiety in your life? Let us work together and bring some peace and calm back into your life.  Do you want to work on improving your relationships, communicate better, explore difficult decisions and bring about change, together we can begin this process to secure you and your loved ones a better and brighter future.

Taking that first step can feel like an enormous challenge, but even the longest journey starts with a first step so do please e mail (gilliharr@gmail.com) or call me (07815 045519) for an initial chat.

It is important to find someone with whom you have a rapport, who you can share your feelings with, who you know understands the confusion, disorientation, distress,  and anxiety you are going through.

Do you sometimes feel that you don’t know whether you are coming or going, and your feelings are starting to overwhelm you?  Is life beginning to feel like one long up-hill struggle and you are battling every step of the way on your own, you feel confused, frustrated, and depressed.

Life can feel hard at times and things happen along the way which create difficulties in our everyday life, a bereavement, a loss of any kind, arguments, relationship problems, separation, divorce, work issues, family issues concerning children and adolescents, the list can feel endless.  Feelings of stress, anxiety and depression can bring about feelings of loneliness and isolation, sometimes you can feel "caught in the headlights", you just do not know which way to turn.

Talking is therapy, it helps to talk to someone who is not directly involved in your life, to talk to someone who will listen and understand where you are coming from, someone who is not critical or tells you what to do, someone who can see a situation from different angles.  It helps to share your problems with another person and to feel supported, accepted and understood, as the saying goes “two heads are better than one”.

Come and talk to me, let me walk with you on your journey for a while - together we can help get you back on track, together we can deal with any issues that are causing problems in your life, together we can bring about change in your life so that you may live your life in a more fulling and meaningful way.  Let us work together to achieve the life you want to live.

I offer a warm, friendly, comfortable environment in Old Amersham Buckinghamshire, with private parking.  I am in easy reach of Amersham Station for the Metropolitan Tube and Chiltern Line Trains.  20 minutes' drive from the M25 Rickmansworth turn off (Junction 18) and 20 minutes' from M40 Beaconsfield turn off (Junction 2).

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Theraputic Counselling (Dip.Couns) MBACP

BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (MBACP)

Register of Federation of Holistic Therapist (MFHT)

Register of UK Reiki Federation (MUKRF)

Cruse Certificate and Accreditation in Supervision

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

ABC Level 4 Diploma in Theory and Practice of Counselling

ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts

Certificate of Creative Arts in Counselling

Baat Certificate of Foundation in Art Therapy

Certificte of Mindfulness for Well-Being

Certificate of Understanding Mindfulness using Neuroscience

Master Practitioner of NLP

Blts Certificate Traumatic Bereavement,

Blts Certificate Grieving and Loss

Blts Certificate Impact of Death of a Parent on Children

Cruse Certificate and Accreditation in Awareness in Bereavement care

Mental Wellbeing Awareness Practitioner - Royal Air Force

Cruse Certificate supporting the Military Family

Level 2 Sign Language

Certificate Crystal Therapy

First Aid Training

I have worked in a variety of business roles and I understand the pressures of corporate life. After many years I decided to retrain and pursue a more rewarding career supporting people through counselling.

I am also an accredited Bereavement Counsellor and Supervisor having worked for Cruse Bereavement Care since 2011.

I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I work within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I have obtained the BACP Certificate of Proficiency and have regular supervision.

I also hold a clear Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check formally a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

My private practice is in a tranquil location in the heart of Old Amersham.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Supervision

Face-to-Face  Zoom and Telephone

I am a Supervisor and offer Person-Centred Supervision to individuals and groups, including trainee and experienced therapists.

I aim to provide a non-judgemental, collaborative environment where supervisees feel supported to meet all aspects of their client work. Together we explore the supervisees therapeutic work including any dilemmas that might arise.

The intention is to meet the needs of clients, to encourage self-reflection and to provide a relationship that is both challenging and supportive.

I am also a volunteer Supervisor for Buckinghamshire Cruse Bereavement Care and have also volunteered as a Bereavement Counsellor since 2011.

I offer a warm, friendly, professional environment to enable you to reflect upon your work with clients and consider the issues this raises.

My fees are £90 per month for 1.5 hrs supervision.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for an initial chat or to book an appointment.  email:  gilliharr@gmail.com  Tel: 07815 045519

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

1-1 Counselling £60.00 per session.

Couples counselling £90 per session.

Supervision £90 - 1.5 hrs per month.

I am flexible and can offer evenings and week-end appointments.

e mail:  gilliharr@gmail.com            Tel: 07815 045519

Availability

I am flexible with my appointments and can do daytime, evening and weekends - give me a call or ping me an e mail to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Further information

I am also a qualified:

Hypnotherapist

Holistic Therapist

Reiki Therapist

Shamanic Practitioner

Old Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.

All on the flat - from car to my counselling room

Languages offered

Level 2 Sign Language

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision for individuals and groups

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Gillian Harrison - Diploma in Theraputic Counselling (Dip.Couns) MBACP

Gillian Harrison - Diploma in Theraputic Counselling (Dip.Couns) MBACP