About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Jamila. I am a MBACP qualified counsellor. My practice is based in Luton, near the Luton and Dunstable hospital.

People seek counselling for many reasons, from experiencing generalised anxiety, panic, depression, feeling sad or when experiencing relationship difficulties to the more complex issues, such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or abuse. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, it is important that you feel safe and can can talk openly to your counsellor, so that you can build a therapeutic relationship together and work towards your personal development.

I am passionate about the work I do, I believe counselling can offer transformative changes to your wellbeing. I provide an integrative model of counselling (person-centred, CBT, psychodynamic), tailoring my approach to suit to your needs and goals.

I have worked within the NHS and charity sector, whilst managing my own private practice. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, I am currently offering telephone and online sessions.

How to get started...

I understand that taking the first step when starting counselling can be very overwhelming and choosing a counsellor can be confusing. If you would like to give me a call, text or email to set up an initial session. This is where you can talk about what you would like to get out of counselling, and if you feel comfortable working with me. If you want to continue we can arrange ongoing sessions when suitable for you.

A session lasts for 50 minutes for either a mutually agreed number of weeks, (initially six to eight), or on an open-ended basis. I am currently offering online sessions Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am currently a counselling psychologist trainee. Gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience to advance my professional development.

Prior to this, I completed the following;

  • MSc in Psychological therapies
  • Postgraduate diploma in Psychology

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

50 minute session £40

Concessionary rates offered where applicable.

Discounted sessions offered to 18-21 year olds.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday -Wednesday 8am-8pm

Weekend sessions available, time discussed on an individual basis.

Luton
Bedfordshire
LU4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Jamila Harkin

Jamila Harkin