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Reg. MBACP (Dip. Couns)

About me

Hello and welcome. I appreciate that taking the first steps towards change can often be daunting, so let me first start by saying well done for making it this far.

There can be many times in our lives where we may feel distressed. It might be that you have experienced loss through bereavement, or a breakup of a relationship - or perhaps you're not sure why you feel the way you do. Often in life, we may feel angry, sad, depressed, anxious, frightened or lonely and we may not always feel able to open up to our loved ones about how we feel.

You are not alone.

My name is Joanna Harris and I am a BACP registered, humanistic therapist. I believe that your story, your pain and what you are struggling with are unique to you. There is no one-size fits all approach to therapy, but it's my goal that together we can start your journey, in a safe environment where you will be able to talk through your issues, to feel understood and feel confident that our work towards growth and optimism will be conducted in complete confidence.

I have experience with helping a wide variety of clients, from many different walks of life in feeling calmer, in control and hopeful for the future, and taking great pride in their progress and success. I look forward to helping you too.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Inter-Psyche Training Institute (NHS affiliated, BACP accredited)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Samaritans Volunteer Listener Training


  • Samaritans Volunteer Listener
  • MIND fee-paying services counsellor

Additional Training and Development:

  • Treating Generalised Anxiety
  • Trauma, The Brain and Recovery
  • Working With Loss and Bereavement for Therapists (CRUSE)
  • Working With Bereavement and Complex Grief (BACP)

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Face to Face: (currently unavailable due to the Covid-19 situation - although this is being reviewed regularly).

  • £50 per session


  • £50 per session

All fees are payable at least 24hrs in advance via bank transfer to secure the appointment.

When I work

I can currently offer daytime, evening weekday sessions. Please contact me for more information.

Chatham, Kent, ME5

Gillingham, Kent, ME7

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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Joanna Harris

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