Jacqueline Harris MA, MBACP (Reg) Counsellor, Play and Creative Arts Therapist

Jacqueline Harris MA, MBACP  (Reg)  Counsellor, Play and Creative Arts Therapist


07989 154 602

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07989 154 602

About me

Welcome! I have been a counsellor since 1996, working with adults, young people and children and their families in various settings, including schools, colleges, mental health and the voluntary sector. I am a warm, empathic and creative therapist. I also offer supervision to counsellors and other professionals in the care sector. My approach is integrative with a strong person-centred base. Taking that initial step to start counselling can be difficult, but when you're ready, we can have an initial meeting with no obligation to continue. I work in a non-judgemental, accepting way, offering a flexible approach to suit your unique experiences and personality, giving you the time and space to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace and in your own way to help you through your difficulties.You will be supported to make sense of past and present experiences, and to develop a greater awareness of and confidence in your strengths, values and needs. I can offer a range of practical, enjoyable and effective creative techniques to help you express and explore your feelings, but only if you wish to do so. I work both short and long -term with a variety of issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Practice Based Play Therapy
Diploma in Counselling (Central School of Counselling and Therapy)
Certificate in Clinical Supervision (BACP endorsed)
Certificate in Abuse Counselling
Diploma in Coaching Newcastle College
Diploma in Stress Management Training
Graduate of Co Active Coach Training Programme  (CTI)

BACP Registered Member MBACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

My experience includes workplace counselling with Employee Assistance Schemes for many kinds of issues, bereavement counselling, international student counselling in adult education, rape and sexual abuse counselling, school counselling and play and creative arts therapy, therapist for a post abuse centre, consultancy for Rivers Assist Wellbeing Services in Education and private counselling practice. In addition I have run a series of creative workshops for a variety of organisations .

See below for children's counselling and play therapy experience and qualifications

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Counselling for Children and Young People


  • MA in Practice Based Play Therapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Practice Based Play Therapy
  • Certificate in Parent-Child Attachment Play (PCAP) - licensed practitioner
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills
  • Certified Play Therapist and associate member of Play Therapy UK (PTUK)


School Counsellor primary schools

Play Therapist primary schools

Consultant for Rivers Assist child and adolescent therapeutic services in education

N.S.P.C.C. child services practitioner in post abuse theraputic centre.

Childline telephone counsellor and peer support trainer in primary and secondary schools

1-1 and group counselling for a children's bereavement charity

Therapeutic services consultant for Sandfield Natural Play Centre

Young people
Counselling can offer  young people a safe, calm  and confidential environment away from family   and friends in which to express their feelings and confusion and be listened to and valued. Some young adults prefer to talk through their problems and others enjoy using creative ways to express their feelings.

Play therapy is a form of children's counselling, enabling  young children to communicate through their natural language of play rather than or in addition to talking and to work through their worries through engaging safely with creative activities. This works well for many emotional and behavioural difficulties. www.playtherapy.org.

If you are looking for counselling for your child, please  feel free to contact me for an initial conversation.

I use a Person Centred approach, offering a supportive, collaborative, non-judgemental environment in which to reflect on and explore all aspects of practice, facilitating challenge and  insight. A range of creative techniques can be used if appropriate. I offer supervision to counsellors or any other professionals working in the care sector.


Counselling: I charge from £40 per session.

Supervision: £45 per hour

Further information

I work in centres in Moseley, Birmigham 13 .
I offer daytime, evening and weekend sessions.

How do we Start?

In the first  meeting, we will see if we can work together. I will discuss your situation with you and what you would like from the sessions and will explain the way I work. It is very important that you choose the right counsellor for your needs and there is no obligation to continue after this session. If you do want to continue, I generally offer 6 initial sessions, followed by a review.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of counselling or supervision, please feel free to contact me for an initial discussion.

Maps & Directions

Birmingham, B13

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


daytime and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme