Lisa Harbour

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Biographical Counsellor MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a Biographical Counsellor I support adults through a variety of issues to help them make or adapt to changes in their life within the context of their biography. Getting in touch and connecting to the unique experiences within our own life story provides an opportunity to look at life from different perspectives.

At some point we may all feel challenged by difficulties we encounter in our experiences and relationships that impact our participation in daily life. Life crises, anxiety, depression, trauma, illness and loss all effect how we are relating to the world around us, to the people in our lives, and to our self.  

Biographical Counselling makes use of a variety of practical activities to help people develop and strengthen their capacity to better understand themselves and the challenges they face. Supporting someone to connect to their experience through their biography, I aim to help them understand what may be hindering them, finding greater clarity and meaning in a situation. It is a way of helping develop resilience and make more informed choices in their lives for themselves and in relation to others.

My approach as a therapist is not to fix a situation but to accompany you on your path towards healing. I believe that an important aspect of this is a good working relationship between client and counsellor with the aim to help improve your sense of well-being, to help you reconcile and integrate the difficulties you are experiencing and enrich and renew your connection with life and relationship to others. 

Biographical Counselling is a transpersonal approach to therapy, integrating all aspects of a person’s life to facilitate healing. 

I was first introduced to Biography Work and Biographical Counselling as part of an Anthroposophical adult education programme in my home country Australia, out of which my commitment and passion for the work was born. 

Issues I work with that may require or enforce change include working with difficulties in relationships, complex family dynamics, dis-ease, transitions and recurring themes in life particularly relating to bereavement, grief and loss. I believe it is possible for us all to live better, more fulfilled lives if we have the right support and ‘tools’ to enable us to do so. 

I understand that a good working relationship with my clients is key to an effective and creative therapeutic process and that respect for their autonomy, the sense of equality within our therapeutic relationship is central to the healing process.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Biographical Counselling. The training was run by The Biography and Social Development Trust and accredited by the BACP.
As a Biographical Counsellor MBACP (Accredited) I have over 10 years of experience working voluntarily with charitable organisations and more recently in private practice, particularly with issues of bereavement, grief and loss. 
For further information about Biographical Counselling please refer to
With a background and particular interest in the role of the creative arts in healing I am also currently in training as a Transpersonal Arts Therapist with Tobias School of Art and Therapy in the UK.
My professional membership is with the BACP, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I abide by their code of ethics. For further information please refer to
I am also a member of the PABC, the Professional Association of Biographical Counsellors.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer in depth long or short term work, face to face, online or telephone sessions to adults.

I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation to agree suitability of working together. 
I charge £50 per hourly session, one-to-one. 
Concessionary rates are also available for students, those on low income and refugees. 

My counselling practice is confidential and supervised.

When I work

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Further information

For all enquiries, please email or send me a brief text on 07891 167126.

Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27

Type of session

In person
Lisa Harbour
Lisa Harbour