Joanne Harris (MBACP) Integrative Psychotherapist
The Minster Centre
20 Lonsdale Road
I offer you a calm and supportive space to explore what is concerning you. My aim is to build a comfortable working relationship that enables you to feel safe and be open to talking freely with me. I have day/eve session times in three locations - NW6, NW10 and EC4 and I can help with a wide variety of problems including anxiety, depression and relationships.
Who do I work with?
I work one to one with adults experiencing a range of difficulties - relationship breakup/conflict, bereavement (inc. miscarriage/abortion), stressful life changes. You might be feeling stuck, unhappy, lonely, angry or suffering with low self-esteem. We can explore your feelings, possible connections between past and present and how to find ways forward to help you to feel better.
My specialism is working with clients who have experienced childhood family disruption (loss/abandonment/separation/divorce) which impacts their relationships and way of being now. I have researched the impact of an absent father (physical or emotional), especially, but not exclusively for a daughter.
As a yoga/mindfulness teacher I can also offer mindfulness as part of a session or as a series of focussed sessions.
Culturally sensitive, I welcome diversity of age, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual identity. I will respect and understand your ideas, beliefs and values and not impose mine on you.
What happens in a session?
We will talk about what you are thinking, feeling and experiencing and explore possible connections between past and present. Depending upon what you bring, we can find ways forward to help you to feel better. Sometimes just allowing your thoughts and feelings to be shared and aired is relieving and healing.
Normally I see clients once at week at an agreed time. This would be decided at an initial appointment/assessment.
Getting in touch?
The therapeutic relationship is one we create together so it is important you feel comfortable with me.
An initial 50 mins appointment/assessment, which I offer at a reduced fee of £25, would give you the feel for what therapy and I am like. You have the opportunity to ask questions about therapy and to talk about yourself. If we decide we want to work together after this we will agree a regular weekly session time.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience has been in primary care settings: the Low Cost Therapy Service in Queens Park, a counselling practice in London W1 and my own private practice. I have provided mindfulness and relaxation sessions in a women’s residential crisis centre, an acute NHS health care setting. I also teach my own restorative yoga class to the general public in NW London.
- MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Foundation Certificate in Integrative Counselling
All the above qualifications have been obtained from the Minster Centre, NW6, which is a highly respected training organisation.
- MA Art History
- BA Humanities
- 2yr BTEC National Diploma in the Practice and Teaching of Yoga (Morley College)
- 2yr Meditation Teacher Training (Dru London)
- Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (Satyananda, London)
- Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (Judith Lasater, London)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am experienced in working with clients who have:
- an absent parent (physical or emotional)
- who do not know one/both of their parents
Having worked in higher education, I am experienced in working with:
- students from outside of the UK who may need emotional/psychological support whilst they are studying in London
- students who have received counselling from their institution, perhaps short-term, but who want to continue to have support
An initial 50 mins appointment/assessment is £25 in any of my locations.
Thereafter, for each 50mins session I charge:
- £70 in EC4 (Fleet St)
- £60 in NW6 (Queens Park)
- £50 in NW10 (Kensal Rise/Willesden).
Price differences reflect room hire charges in the different locations.
My concessionary slots are all taken currently.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|