Joanne Harris (MBACP) Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
The Minster Centre
20 Lonsdale Road
Ludgate Hill Psychotherapy
89 Fleet Street
I am an Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist working in EC4 and NW6 offering a calm and supportive space for you to explore what is concerning you.
Who do I work with?
I work with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties often along with another difficulty such as an eating disorder or low self-esteem. Family disruption, abuse, trauma, unresolved grief, and bereavement may also shape an individual's difficulty.
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, be that feeling anxious, depressed, or lonely. We can explore possible connections between past and present and how to find ways forward to help you to feel better. My aim is to build a comfortable working relationship that enables you to feel safe and be open to talking freely with me.
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.
How many sessions?
Depending upon what your difficulty is, and what you want to commit to, the work can be short term (6-18 sessions) or long term/open ended. For long-term work, the relationship we gradually build through a regular weekly session, is very important for deeper parts of your experience to be seen and explored.
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 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 counselling 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 Counselling & Psychotherapy
- 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
My fee is £70 for a 50mins session.
I have a background teaching creative students cultural theory in Higher Education.
I am a yoga/meditation/mindfulness teacher.
My MA Research Dissertation looked at the impact of an absent father for a daughter.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
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