John Harrison Counsellor / Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred)
I am a professionally trained, experienced psychodynamic counsellor in east London, based in Hornchurch, Essex. I provide counselling in east London, and cover the London boroughs of Newham, Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Hackney and other areas in Essex.
My experience of mental health has meant working with and helping a wide range of clients, some from local psychiatric services and reaching clinical outcomes. Many of the clients I have worked with have been diagnosed as anxious and / or depressed. Clients have reported feeling significantly better after 12 weeks of counselling, which has also been demonstrated in evaluations. Demonstrable outcomes may also include clients no longer requiring psychiatric medications or treatment by medical services, client’s no longer being at risk of harm to themselves or others, improved social and professional functioning.
I specialise in helping with relationship issues. Often this can mean relationships with others. But also, our relationships with ourselves. Typically, the two go hand in hand. This is considered improving one's interpersonal relationships.
I always seek client’s beneficence and respect client’s autonomy, maintaining trust, confidentiality and boundaries at all times. I work hard to understand the concerns that clients bring and I am aware of my responsibilities; I work with personal and professional integrity.
I am motivated and driven particularly in relation to mental health. I am passionate about it and have dedicated my working life to enhance others ability to help themselves.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally trained and experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred), BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I have a wide range of experience over many years including training and practicing at Highgate Counselling Centre, working at The Counselling Foundation, Thurrock Mind and private practice. As-well as working as a Clinical Affiliate for various Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP’s). And as a Step 3 High Intensity Psychological Therapist for a number of IAPT services, (NHS).
This experience means being particularly focussed on client's presenting issues and difficulties. In order to be the most helpful I can be.
I hold a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Highgate Counselling Centre, London.
I am a full professional member of the BACP, MBACP (Accred), I work to and aspire to the qualities of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I participate in peer support programmes and undertake ongoing professional development, to ensure that my practice affords the best-informed care.
I am undertaking further Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) further training http://www.d-i-t.org/.
I am an ambassador for the counselling profession. I am mindful of my responsibilities, I maintain trust and confidentiality at all times.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked with and have a special interest in psychosomatic complaints / medically unexplained symptoms. I am interested in clients and others development of symptoms, often at times of particular stress or emotional difficulty, such as sleeplessness, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), migraine, fainting and fatigue amongst others.
Fees for ongoing sessions vary from £35 per session, depending on your circumstances. We will discuss and agree a workable fee in the first session.
I do have a limited number of concessionary rates for students and clients who are on lower incomes. Please contact me to discuss this further.
Fees are payable in cash or cheque at the end of the session.
There is a great deal of theory behind this work, but ultimately it is the quality of the relationship between the client and therapist which is the most important thing.
Arguably this is the vehicle of change and allows the work to take place in the here and now, with reference to other times in your life, including your experiences, feelings, thoughts, phantasies and dreams.
If there are things troubling you, if you are feeling low, if you have questions or doubts or you do not understand your feelings then it is likely that you would benefit from counselling.
Do get in touch to discuss your needs further and how I'm likely to be able to help you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact me to discuss agreeable days and times. I do have some daytime, evening and weekend availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|