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About me

Hello, I am Joanne, an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor.

Are you experiencing anxiety/stress, low mood or relationship difficulties and feel you are at a point where some professional help is needed?

I work with adult individuals who have careers, friends and relationships, but want things to be even better. Many have experienced disruption (loss/parental divorce) in their early life and family experience.

I will be attentive to relationship experience and we can explore how patterns and experiences from the past may be impacting in unhelpful ways your current situation.

How can I help you?
We can explore your feelings, possible connections between past and present and how to find ways forward to help you to feel better.

Having a time and place to talk things through in a way that often is not possible with friends or family can be transforming. Being carefully and empathically listened to, without judgement but with curiosity, is the unique offering of therapy.

Where will the sessions take place?

I work one to one with adults either in a therapy room setting or outdoors walking in a green space.

Note: from March 2020 sessions are taking place remotely via Zoom video or phone.

Therapy sessions outdoors may be beneficial for you if you are suffering with anxiety and/or depression symptoms, and if you want to enhance your physical health with walking. Therapy in a park setting can provide you with movement, fresh air, and a connection to nature in addition to the benefit of talking to a qualified psychotherapist.

For outdoor sessions I can meet clients in Roundwood Park (NW10), Gladstone Park (NW2), Wormwood Scrubs (W10) or Golders Hill Park (NW11)/Hampstead Heath. . Other locations may be possible so please ask.


What happens next?
An initial assessment/appointment allows me to see if I can help you and will give you the opportunity to see if you are comfortable with me. Initial appointments always take place in the privacy of either an online appointment or in a therapy room. If you are interested in walking and talking in a green space we can discuss this at the initial appointment. Walking and talking is not suitable for all clients and will depend on your difficulty and other practicalities.

You can either call or text me on 07902 922671 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked with clients in private practice since 2015. The work has been a mixture of short and long term.

Many of the clients I work with have experienced disruption in their early/family life - parental divorce/separation or the loss of a parent. Early/family attachments/relationships will be at the forefront of my mind in our work together.

With a background in lecturing (cultural theory to art & design students) in Higher Education, I am able to relate well to those in education or professional education roles.

I also have a long standing engagement with yoga as a student and teacher, and other holistic practises, so I welcome clients who want to work with their body (i.e. body image/appearance, eating concerns or trauma).

Qualifications

  • 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.

I regularly undertake CPD to enhance my knowledge and skills.

I have a long standing engagement with yoga and other movement practices so I am attentive to how everything is experienced in the body.

Other Qualifications

  • 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)

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

  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£75.00 per session

Additional information

My fee is £75 for a 50 mins session. An initial appointment would give you the chance to meet me and see if you would like to work with me.

I am a Recognised Private Practitioner with various insurers i.e. Aviva, AXA, please ask about this if you want to pay through insurance.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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Joanne Harris Therapy In/Outdoors (MA, UKCP Accredited)

Joanne Harris Therapy In/Outdoors (MA, UKCP Accredited)