Harriet Brown MBACP (MA, Adv Dip)
Finding the right therapist for you is as much about their style and personality as their qualifications. On becoming a therapist I thought a lot about what qualities have been important to me during my times spent as a client: warmth, approachability, open-mindedness and the ability to laugh with me, when appropriate, all scored highly. So I endeavour to bring these qualities to my own practice.
I work integratively, which means I can draw from different theories to suit each individual client’s needs. I am particularly influenced by attachment theory, internal family systems and relational/compassion/mindfulness based ways of working. I regularly engage in continuing professional development, and keep abreast of the latest developments in psychotherapeutic theory so my clients can benefit. I am also a contributor to The School of Life's films and toolkits.
I see individual clients in both London Bridge and on Skype. I have experience working with a range of people of different backgrounds, sexualities, races, ethnicities, genders and ages.
I have particular experience of working with people with anxiety.
They type of things I can help you with include:
- Anxiety and panic attacks.
- Chronic worry, rumination and intrusive thoughts.
- Low self-esteem.
- Something you feel you can't share with anyone else.
- Relationship/interpersonal issues.
- Sexuality and sexual identity issues.
- Attachment trauma/complex PTSD.
- The impact of bullying.
- Feelings of being trapped in a cycle of unhelpful or destructive behaviour.
- Loss or bereavement.
Before becoming a therapist, I did a first degree, MA, worked and still work in the arts. I bring to my practice an understanding of the pressures a creative and/or competitive job can present, as well as a passion for art, film, tv and literature that also informs my thinking.
One of the major components of successful therapy is the client/therapist rapport. It’s important you find the right therapeutic relationship for you. When that clicks, therapy is an amazing opportunity to gain insight in to your feelings, affording you more self-compassion, freedom of choice and the real possibility for change. The first session is a chance to see what working together feels like with no obligation for you to continue. If you do choose to move forward, we will then generally arrange sessions once a week on the same time/day each week.
Contact me by phone or email to ask any questions you might have about starting therapy or to arrange a first appointment.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Registered Member
- Advanced Diploma from CPPD.
- Diploma from CPPD.
- Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from CPPD.
Recent Continuing Professional Development
- Neurofluency, using neuroscience in therapy - Therapist Uncensored 89
- The Clinical Application of Compassion - NICABM
- Treating Trauma Master Series -NICABM
- A Missing Dimension in Traditional Therapy - Pat Ogden - Sensorimotoronline
- Working with Core Beliefs of 'Never Good Enough' - NICABM
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - how can therapy help? BACP - CPD Hub
- How To Work With Clients Emotional Triggers - NICABM
- Practical Skills For Working With Clients Who Are Angry - NICABM
- Applying Theories of Grief to Practice - John Wilson - BACP - CPD Hub
- Is There A Hierarchy in Grief? - Julia Samuels - BACP - CPD Hub
- Cultivating a Fearless Heart - Tara Brach - NICABM
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Existential therapy
I offer a free initial 15 minute telephone consultation.
£70-80 Sliding scale - London Bridge
£65-80 Sliding scale - Skype
I have a limited number of concessionary places available for Skype therapy.
I am currently accepting new clients.
Maps & Directions
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