Jacqueline Harris MA, MBACP (Reg) Counsellor, Supervisor, Play Therapist
At difficult times in our lives, when we are feeling stuck or alone with our problems, counselling can provide us with the support, confidentiality and acceptance that we need and can be a stepping stone to a more fulfilling life.
As an experienced counsellor, I can offer you a non-judgemental place to explore and express what’s on your mind, to make sense of past and present experiences and enable you to increase your understanding of yourself and gain a clearer perspective. No matter what you’re going through, things can change for the better.
Whether you’re experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, loss, chronic illness, culture shock, a life transition, relationship difficulties or a general feeling of being lost, I work in a flexible way that suits your individual needs. Together we’ll take the time to work through your problems at your own pace in comfortable environments in south and central Liverpool.My approach has a strong person-centred base, which means that I believe that fundamentally you know what is right for you and I will support you to find your own answers .
My role is to enable you to feel comfortable and to support you with whatever issue you bring.
I’m a professional counsellor, supervisor, school counsellor and play and creative arts therapist with over 20 years of experience of working with a wide range of adults, families, children and young people in the private and voluntary sector. I also offer clinical supervision to trainees, counsellors and other professionals in the care sector. My work includes personal therapy for trainee counsellors.
I can offer creative counselling, using 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Play and Creative Arts Therapy
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Clinical Supervision (BACP approved).
Diploma in Stress Management
Diploma in Coaching in Education
BACP Registered Member MBACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
My experience is extensive and includes setting up a private counselling practice,workplace counselling with Employee Assistance Schemes for many kinds of issues, bereavement and loss counselling, therapy for international students and refugees in adult education, abuse counselling, play therapy and school counselling for primary schools and charities and consultancy for a therapy and wellbeing educational service. I have considerable experience of working with multi - cultural issues connected with transition and culture shock.
I offer creative approaches to self -development, relaxation, or any kind of issue and have run relaxation and self-help workshops on a number of issues in varied settings.
I have an enhanced DBS, insurance and attend regular clinical 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
- Career counselling
- 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 attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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 offer a supportive, collaborative, non-judgemental environment in which to reflect on and explore all aspects of clinical practice and professional development. The people I supervise work in a range of settings including private practice, universities, GP practices, schools, charities and children’s services teams. I use a humanistic model of supervision as it is a useful framework for therapists from different modalities to build expertise. A range of creative techniques can be used if appropriate.
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 to gain 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 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|