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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 break up of a relationship - or perhaps you're not sure why you feel the way you do. Often in life we may feel angry, 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 to 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 more calm, in control and hopeful for the future, and take great pride in their progress and success. I look forward to helping you too.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

Inter-Psyche Training Institute (NHS affiliated, BACP accredited)

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Samaritans Volunteer Listener Training

Experience:

  • 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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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

  • £45 per session

Online/Telephone:

  • £45 per session

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

Availability

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

Gillingham
Kent
ME7

Chatham
Kent
ME5

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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Joanna Harris Reg. MBACP (Dip. Couns)

Joanna Harris Reg. MBACP (Dip. Couns)