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Joanna Harris Reg. MBACP (Dip. Couns) - Bereavement and Loss Counsellor

Chatham ME5 & Gillingham ME7
07935104067 07935104067

About me

The shock and emotional fallout following a death of a loved one or feelings of loss after something significant to us has ended can be utterly devastating. Sadness, anger, depression, numbness, disorientation, anxiety - there are so many possible emotions that you can find yourself feeling as if you were on a roller coaster.

My name is Joanna Harris and I'm a professional, BACP registered loss and bereavement focused therapist. I began Healing Through Loss because I truly believe in the power of therapy to help navigate the stages of grief and to provide support as you adapt to your 'new normal'. It's my goal to assist you in feeling more calm, in control and hopeful for the future.

If you are struggling to cope with your feelings of loss or grief, I specialize in supporting you through the grieving process, helping you to find acceptance and a meaningful way forward. I take great pride in the progress and success of my clients, and look forward to helping you too. Please call or message to find out more.

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 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


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

  • £45 per session


  • £35 per session

Block Booking Offer:

  • £175 (Saving of £35) for a pre-booked block of six sessions (online/telephone only).

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

Please note, I am also able to offer a limited amount of concessions to low-income, keyworkers and OAP's, so please contact me to find out more.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Joanna Harris Reg. MBACP (Dip. Couns)  - Bereavement and Loss Counsellor

Joanna Harris Reg. MBACP (Dip. Couns) - Bereavement and Loss Counsellor