Jacqueline Harris MA, MBACP (Reg) Counsellor, Supervisor, Play Therapist

Jacqueline Harris MA, MBACP (Reg) Counsellor, Supervisor, Play Therapist

Liverpool
Merseyside
L17

Liverpool
Merseyside
L1

07989 154 602

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Liverpool
Merseyside
L17

Liverpool
Merseyside
L1

07989 154 602

About me

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


MA

Diploma in Counselling

Certificate in Clinical Supervision (BACP endorsed)

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


Experience
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

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Counselling for Children and Young People

Qualifications

  • 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


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.

Children
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.


SUPERVISION

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.

Fees

Counselling: I charge from £45 per session for individuals

Supervision: £45 per hour for individuals

Further information


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

Liverpool, L17
Liverpool, L1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

daytime and evenings

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Employee Assistance Programme