Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently
verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
Whether you are looking for support or trying to make sense of your life, I'm here to help. During the sessions you are given the space needed to wonder, reflect and explore new ways/perspectives about yourself, gaining insight in order to make positive changes. My strengths as a therapist include showing compassion, empathy, patience and sensitivity to create a safe environment to explore difficult feelings freely.
As part of practice I use drawing and dreams as a way to connect and understand your process. One of my strengths is tracking emotions in the body and helping you to stay with it so the feelings eventually subside or change. I use an integrative approach which means I can draw upon different therapeutic skills and theories according to what you might need.
My areas of interest include:
- low self-esteem
- children of addicts
- childhood trauma
- sexual expression.
Therapy is not a quick fix but with willingness and effort, regular therapy can uncover new qualities to help you find meaning in your life again.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist with over six years' experience working in both voluntary and private sectors, as well as providing short-term counselling in the NHS.
I have a background in massage and holistic health with an ongoing interest in the relationship between the mind and body. In my previous job I managed a counselling service in a primary and secondary school, and I have a special interest in working with childhood wounds.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
My fee is £60 for a 50 minute session.
When I work
I work mornings and lunch times five days a week.
'Harriet has helped me find new ways of understanding and navigating relationships in my life as well as manage my anxiety, depression and grief I experienced after the loss of my Father'
Female aged 32
'It started from being an urgent cry for help in regards to my marriage/relationships; has become a journey of self discovery and personal development thanks to the guidance of Harriet.
Harriet has given me the space and tools to do it in my own time; she makes me wonder, reflect and explore new ways/perspectives of thinking about my life, myself and others.'
Female aged 50