Katie Harmar BA(hons) Humanistic Counselling MBACP (Accred)
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.
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. I use a variety of techniques within my work. My background is humanistic, although I may draw upon CBT and mindfulness techniques. I have found that this flexible approach enables me to get the best possible understanding of how you experience the world. 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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Group counselling Supervision
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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
The term accreditation means an individual therapist. after gaining qualification at either Diploma, BA, or MA level, has undergone a rigorous assessment process of their work and ability to put theory into practice via case studies, evidence of a sound understanding of their governing bodies ethical framework and a substantial amount of client contact hours. This process can take over two years to complete.
What does registration mean:
BACP grant registration to individuals who have not completed an accreditation process but have completed a proficiency test showing that they work within the organisations ethical framework.
This is separate from accreditation.
For your cost I offer specialist knowledge and experience as well as a high level of qualification.
I am required to have ongoing professional development as well as mandatory supervision of my own. This is something which all counsellors should have.
I have professional indemnity insurance
DBS: I hold an up to date Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available both day and evenings. I am not available weekends.
Types of client
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Supervision & training
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.View supervision profile