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John Morris Registered MBACP (Accredited)

Harpenden, Herts, AL5 4PL
07967 303098 07967 303098 Registered / Accredited
Harpenden, Herts, AL5 4PL

About me

Counselling is an opportunity to develop new understanding and insight into how you exist in your world. In a confidential and non-judgemental environment we can explore together aspects of your life that may be inhibiting your happiness and personal growth. Understanding your patterns of behaviour and how they link to your life experiences can help you to develop a different perspective, and from here alternative options and choices will often begin to emerge. I will support you in considering these options, identifying your inner strengths and resources and progressing you towards living in a way that is more satisfactory for you.

Whilst counselling can be challenging at times, for most people it is a life changing positive experience leading to greater self-awareness and understanding. My aim is to reduce confusion and anxiety by listening attentively and offering you the time, respect and empathy needed to explore and express your thoughts and feelings openly.

I currently work in private practice, in the voluntary sector with both individuals, couples and families, and also in a large GP surgery offering short term counselling.

I work with clients on both a short- and long-term basis, and this can be agreed at the onset of our work. Alternatively we can take things meeting by meeting if you prefer.

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and work within the BACP Framework of Ethics and Practice.

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Couples Counselling, and a Certificate in Family Therapy. My core training is in Psychodynamic counselling, but also work with other models of counselling, such as systemic, CBT and Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT). I aim to use the counselling style and technique best suited to each individual client or couple, and my overall approach centres on looking at your past, but links it to the present.

I am both a trained adult and child bereavement counsellor, and have vast experience in working with clients who have been bereaved by suicide and sudden death, as well as general bereavement issues.

I am also a trained couples counsellor, completing my training with the world leading Tavistock and Portman NHS Centre in London, as well as Relate.

I also have specialist training in many area's including: Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse/violence, Mental Health, Child Protection, Working with those bereaved by Suicide, Drugs Awareness.

I am also a qualified and experienced clinical supervisor, currently working for a local counselling agency and training establishment, as well as supervising individuals within the NHS, and my private practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - St, Albans
  • Graduate Certificate in Couples Counselling - University of East London.
  • Certificate In Family systemic Therapy. - Institute of Family Therapy, London
  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision & Consultancy - London

I am both a trained adult and child bereavement counsellor, and have vast experience in working with clients who have been bereaved by suicide and sudden death, as well as general bereavement issues.

I also have specialist training in many area's including : Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse/violence, Mental Health, Child Protection, Working with those bereaved by Suicide, Drugs Awareness, and PTSD

As an accredited BACP member (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I adhere and work to their code of ethics and practice.

I hold an enhanced CRB check and private indemnity insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

I charge £45 per session for individuals, and £50.00 per session for couples.

Fees are payable by cash or cheque.

Reduced rates are available for students and those on a low income.

21 Oulton Rise
Harpenden
Herts
AL5 4PL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

8.00am to 9.00pm Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 1.00pm Saturday

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I have been supervising  individuals and groups  since 2011, and hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and Consultancy, which was obtained at Regents College in London.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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John Morris Registered MBACP (Accredited)

John Morris Registered MBACP (Accredited)