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About me

In the light of current events, we all need to look after our mental health.  In these difficult times, I am here to offer you telephone or online counselling.

Recent events have touched all of our lives in some shape or form.  I have noticed how many people have had a chance to take a step back and re-evaluate areas of their lives. Some people are actually feeling happier not to be going to jobs that are unfulfilling, and have welcomed the chance to stop and get back in touch with themselves.  Many however have been affected negatively, whether its through their own anxiety, or anxiety over a loved one.  It's as if we are all being tested in one way or another.

What ever your situation, I can offer you my experience and training, to help you manage the current difficulties that we are all encountering.  I am a highly qualified BACP accredited counsellor, with 17 years experience. That does not mean that I consider myself an expert in any way.  Knowing we all experience life differently, it is really important for me to get a good understanding of your situation and some of your background.  I use a variety of techniques within my work.  My background is humanistic, although I  may draw upon other techniques which I have acquired over the years.  I have found that this flexible approach enables me to adapt to individual needs, and I will draw upon all of my experience in order to respond to the particular problems that you are facing.  Living with uncertainty is not always an easy thing, and the way we each experience this can add an extra level of discomfort to our lives.  This is why I think it is really important to connect to ourselves, and exercise self-care.

I also work with couples and am always interested in how we can bring the best as well as the worst out in each other.  Stress, family problems, and uncertainty can all trigger us into reacting in ways which make life even harder.  I am here to listen and together we can find new ways for you to experience your situation.

Whether we connect via telephone or zoom, its really important that you know I will be in a private room, and that I respect confidentiality.  It is just as important for you to find some private space for yourself as well.

You are welcome to email me with any questions you have. We could arrange a time for a telephone session if you prefer, and then we can both see how we feel, and how hopefully we can work together.  I will need to ask some basic questions to ensure your suitability for the work we would be doing together. If difficult feelings are stirred up we will need to explore ways for you to take care of yourself in the space between sessions.

I also welcome university students, and have all the necessary qualifications and BACP accreditation to work with student counsellors.  I also offer counselling supervision to other therapists who are welcome to contact me.

I have run my own practice for a number of years and am available during the day and some evenings.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced qualification : BA Hons Humanistic Counselling Graduating in 2005

Accdreditations: BACP Accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor since 2006

Specialist Training: Addictions and Relationship Therapy
Couples Counselling Course presented by 'Complete Couples'

Supervision Qualification: wpf Certificate in Supervision
Experienced in Group Supervision  I am a clinical supervisor at Chichester Counselling service

Within my supervision practice, I welcome student counsellors as well as experienced practitioners. More details can be found on my web site;   www.kateharmarcounselling.co.uk

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.


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Counselling Supervision
Group counselling Supervision
Couples Counselling

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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£40.00 per hour for counselling sessions

£40.00 per hour couples counselling

£40.00 per hour for counselling supervision

£50.00 per one and a half hour counselling supervision

Further information

I have professional indemnity insurance

DBS:   I hold an up to date Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate

ICO:  I have a privacy policy and an registered with the Information commissioner's office

Nash's Cottage
Maypole Lane
West Sussex
BN18 0DP

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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


I am available both day and evenings. I am not available weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Sometimes as counsellors we can feel pushed and pulled in many directions and everything feels as if it is put into question.  I work with counsellors with many different levels of experience, many working towards  a counselling qualification. I aim to enable you to value your own ideas and feelings through discussion and exploration, so you can become more confident in the way you practice.I have nine years post qualifying experience as a humanistic counsellor, and although my supervision training certificate is psycho dynamic, I have both awareness and respect for different modalities.  I am intrinsically humanistic, however my psycho dynamic training has added an extra slant to my awareness and knowledge. My role is to support and challenge you sufficiently with the skill to enable you to explore.  I enjoy helping therapists build their own strengths.Many therapists suffer from a degree of psychic disturbance themselves, and through this have become sensitive to other peoples' personal experiences.  It can be this very aspect of their own lives which attracted them to the demanding work of engaging with others around their emotional dillemmas.  As a therapist myself, I am aware of my own need for regular supervision, and recognise how valuable it can be to 'touch base', and reflect on my own practice and emotional well being.  I am available outside set times and am happy to meet you initially so we can find out how we can work together.

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Katie Harmar  BA(hons) Humanistic Counselling MBACP (Accred)

Katie Harmar BA(hons) Humanistic Counselling MBACP (Accred)