Jacqueline Harris MA, MBACP (Reg) Counsellor, Supervisor, Play Therapist
07989 154 602
Welcome! My counselling service is confidential, supportive and non-judgemental, offering a flexible approach to suit your unique experiences and personality. I give you the time and space to explore and reflect on your experiences at your own pace in comfortable environments in South and Central Liverpool.
Taking that initial step to start counselling can be daunting and there can be many reasons to seek counselling. I aim to help you feel comfortable and to support you with whatever you choose to bring.
Counselling will give you the support from a qualified and professional person 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 self- help creative techniques for relaxation or personal development but only if you wish to do so. I work both short and long -term with a variety of issues.
I work with adults, young people and children in private practice, schools, colleges, and the voluntary sector.My approach is integrative and relational with a strong person-centred base. I also offer supervision to counsellors and other professionals in the care sector.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Clinical Supervision (BACP endorsed)
BACP Registered Member MBACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
My experience is extensive and includes workplace counselling with Employee Assistance Schemes for many kinds of issues, bereavement and loss counselling and international student counselling in adult education, abuse counselling, school counselling and play therapy for an NSPCC post abuse centre, consultancy for Rivers Assist Wellbeing Services in Education and setting up a private counselling practice.
I have a particular interest in offering creative approaches to self development, relaxation, or any kind of issue and have run creative relaxation and self - help workshops on a number of issues.
I have an enhanced DBS, insurance and attend regular cliniccal supervision as part of the requirements of my profession for good practice.
See below for children's counselling and play therapy experience and qualifications
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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
- Certified Play Therapist
Experience with children and young people
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
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. I currently work in schools with children and their families.
As an integrative therapist, I use Person Centred, relational and psychodynamic, approaches as core models, offering a supportive, collaborative, non-judgemental environment in which to reflect on and explore all aspects of practice, ensuring safety and facilitating challenge and insight. I find Hawkins and Shohet Seven-eyed Model of Supervision is a useful way for a therapist to build expertise. A range of creative techniques can be used if appropriate. My experience of supervision includes adult counsellors in private practice, student counsellors, Psychotherapist/ social workers, counsellors for children's charities and looked after children's teams and school counsellors.
Counselling: I charge from £45 per session for individuals
Supervision: £45 per hour for individuals
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 suggest 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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
daytime and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|