Joanne Harris (MBACP) PG Dip.Integrative Counselling
89 Fleet Street
I am an Integrative Counsellor, Yoga/Mindfulness teacher and I teach creative students in Higher Education. I wear a number of hats but they are all about people and enabling others to heal, grow, change. I offer a confidential, warm, supportive and non-judgemental space to help you find your way through what is troubling.Together we can explore ways to help you feel better, find direction and fulfil your potential.
'Integrative' means that I will draw on a range of therapeutic skills and theory in my work with you. A session can move between past and present life experience, but depends on what you bring and want to focus on. We can explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviour, and if appropriate, body sensation/expression.
We all experience times in our life when things feel confusing, overwhelming or too painful to bear. Talking to an empathic person who is trained to listen in a skilful way helps to make sense of problems, find connections between the past and the present, identify unhelpful patterns, which once clear, can then be changed. Insights gained in a session can be used in your life to transform it.
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.
In additional to integrative counselling, I can offer mindfulness either on its own or as part of therapy. Mindfulness can help with stress, depression and anxiety. For some discussion of this see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mindfulness/
For more about me please see my website.
Getting in Touch
The therapeutic relationship is one we create together so it is important you feel comfortable with me. Please send me an email if you would like to speak to me. We can have a 10mins telephone call to establish if I can help you and if you want to meet me.
An initial 50 mins appointment/assessment would give you the feel for what therapy and I am like. (For NW10, I do some of these in NW6/Queens Park). 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 with the Low Cost Therapy Service in Queens Park, a counselling practice in London W1 and my own private counselling practice. I provide mindfulness and relaxation sessions in a women’s residential crisis centre which is 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 (due to complete 2018)
- 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
EC4 - I have a sliding fee scale of between £60-80 per 50 mins session which is dependant on ability to pay and time of the session.
NW10/NW6 - I have a sliding fee scale of between £50-70 which is dependant on ability to pay and the time of the session.
I offer a limited number of concession rates at each location.
We would discuss the fee prior to agreeing to work together. Both the time and the fee have to be workable for both of us.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|