Karen Harris MBACP (Accred), EMDR PG Diploma CBT Psychotherapist and Supervisor
All work currently conducted online due to COVID-19, once current restrictions have been lifted face to face contact will be reinstated.
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, EMDR therapist and supervisor. I specialise in trauma, anxiety and depression and aim to help get you back on track quickly. Using both CBT and EMDR we tailor therapy to your individual needs, circumstances and goals. I am a member of BACP, BABCP and EMDR Europe and offer a safe, confidential space where there is respect, a warm understanding and sensitive encouragement to explore your problems to help develop new ways of coping.
CBT is the recommended therapy by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), as it is proven to be effective at treating a wide range of emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression. It looks at how our thoughts affect how we feel and how these feelings directly influence behaviour. Have you ever stopped and taken note of what you were thinking when you felt a change in mood? Have you noticed how you behaved when you felt that way? Through CBT you can gain an awareness of: Why is this happening to me, why now and why will my problems not go away? In our sessions it will be possible to teach you invaluable skills that will enable you to manage difficult emotions now and in the future.
EMDR is effective at dealing with trauma, and the treatment of choice recommended by NICE. Therapy targets the unprocessed memories that contain the negative emotions, sensations and beliefs and allows normal processing of the memory. This incorporates new education, skills and perspectives into the memory to enable functioning and future successes.
My experience includes a wide variety of environments in the private sector and NHS, dealing with mild-complex psychological issues. I deal with effectively with trauma, all anxiety disorders, depression, substance misuse, chronic pain and bereavement, grief and loss. I work with and receive referrals from Bupa, AXA and Aviva health providers.
I provide therapy in a very private location, which is close to bus and train routes, with free off road parking. Our work together will be confidential in a warm, caring, comfortable setting. You will be given the opportunity to understand difficult emotional triggers, risk, stress and depression and find ways to achieve more clarity, balance and happiness in your life. We will work so you really feel truly heard and understood.
I also am continually embracing new ways of working through continued professional development, to enhance my skills and clinical work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Currently working towards an Accredited Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (2020)
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 7 (2012)
Advanced Diploma in Counselling (2011)
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling (2007)
Certificate in Counselling (2005)
Bereavement, Grief and Loss Training (Cruse)
MBA (non related) 2002
Additional Completed Training Courses/Workshops since qualifying
EMDR Recent-Traumatic Episode Protocol (2019) Elan Shapiro
EMDR Protocol for Fibromyalgia and Migraine (2019) Dr Zeynep Zat
EMDR Part 1,2, 3 and 4 (2018) EMDR Europe
Trauma focused therapy PTSD
Medically unexplained symptoms and health anxiety
Trauma and dissociation
ACT (Acceptance and commitment therapy)
CBT and Insomnia
Working with perfectionism
Integrative behavioural therapy for couples therapy
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
For both CBT, EMDR and Supervision sessions which are 60 minutes in length, the cost is £50 per session. Appointments 90 minutes in length are £75 per session.
I would suggest just making an appointment for one session. This would give you the opportunity to get to know me and see if you feel comfortable working together with me and ask any questions. If you wish to continue then further sessions can be booked in.
If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to call or email me. It will give us both the opportunity to discuss your needs further.