Joanna Harris

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Reg. MBACP (Dip. Couns)
Available for new clients
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Chatham ME5 & Gillingham ME7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

 Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self-esteem issues, loneliness, or the confusion of unexplained emotions, please know that you're not alone. Change is achievable, and taking that first step towards it is an act of courage.

I'm here to accompany you on your journey of personal growth and healing. Together, we'll explore your unique path, customising our sessions to cater to your individual needs. My expertise lies in empowering individuals to overcome these challenges, regain control, and create a more fulfilling life for themselves. Together, we can collaborate to achieve these positive transformations for you.

Sessions are conveniently conducted online via Zoom, offering flexibility around your work commitments and the comfort of your own space. Rest assured, our work together is held in strict confidence, adhering to the highest ethical standards.

If you're ready to embark on the journey of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth, please don't hesitate to contact me. I've supported many individuals facing similar challenges, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling as my core qualification. In addition, I've pursued CPD in various specialised areas:

  • Bereavement Counselling: Specialised training to support those navigating the complexities of grief and loss.
    Anxiety and Depression: Equipped to assist clients in managing and healing from anxiety and depression, offering practical coping strategies.

    Trauma Counselling: Proficient in helping clients heal from past traumatic experiences, fostering resilience.
  • Mindfulness and Emotional Regulation: Expertise in mindfulness techniques and emotional regulation strategies for clients seeking balance.
  • Social Anxiety: Experienced in empowering clients to boost social confidence and navigate social anxiety.
  • Imposter Syndrome: Skilled in helping clients overcome self-doubt, recognising their accomplishments.
  • Low Self-Esteem: Trained to support clients in building healthier self-esteem and self-worth.

My commitment to ongoing learning ensures that I provide a comprehensive and individualised approach to counselling, addressing each client's unique needs.

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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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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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