Lisa Harris

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A therapist since 2007 & clinical supervisor since 2015
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Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU7
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

If you are considering therapy, and wondering what might be the right option for you from the many available privately, we can arrange a no obligation 60 minute initial consultation session.
A conversation to look at your options together, I can answer any of your questions and you could then make a fully informed decision.
You are under no obligation to book a further session with me following this first conversation. I will offer you other suggestions if it becomes clear you could be best helped by a professional with different specialisms, when I know you a little better, or you may naturally wish to take some time to think and reflect about our conversation.
It is important to me you are able to work with someone who is appropriately trained and experienced to meet your needs, and that you feel confident and informed in your decision making, especially when paying privately.
The fee for a no obligation one hour consultation session is £55

I have been working as a therapist full time since 2007. I have gained significant counselling experience with adults, and young people. I have worked extensively with anxiety, stress, depression, relational difficulties and many other complex issues.
I have continued to access further training throughout my career and have developed particular specialisms in neuro diversity, Brain Injury, and in Trauma, (particularly PTSD and cPTSD). You can read more about the kinds of therapy I am trained to offer, and my experience below.

Counselling session rates are £55-£150 per session,  the variation takes account of specialist work and/or session length and additional requirements.
Most sessions are 50 minutes and cost £55. However some sessions may be up to 2 hours long and charged accordingly. We will discuss what is most appropriate for you.
When counselling (or supervision) is paid for by a company or charity on behalf of an employee or volunteer, this rate will vary according to invoice terms or requested documents or reports.

I have a payment at the time of booking policy and you can currently pay by bank transfer. I do not accept card payments.

My premises are easy to find; a few minutes walk or drive from the shopping retail park at Kingswood. I have ample free parking facilities and my practice is based in anonymous and confidential setting. The therapy room is ground floor with a ground floor WC for your comfort.
*Currently all available sessions are via Zoom* 
*In person appointments expected to become available mid 2024*

I understand it may feel difficult to explore your feelings and experiences with a stranger. This is not unusual, some describe it as difficult to make the first contact. However something I hear most often is that after our first meeting there is relief to discover I can help you make sense of your struggles or experiences and it's something they wish they had done earlier.
Meeting for the first time for a conversation without committing to anything further can be a helpful first step to finding a way forward without pressure.

I assure you I'll walk your path with you professionally and ethically, with great care, compassion, understanding, and importantly, at your pace. This will be your safe space, nobody else's.

A Personalised journey
I will tailor your therapy to you, not give you a standard 'one size fits all' option. You and your experiences are unique. I value and respect this completely so your suggested therapy will be unique to you, and any therapeutic approach or trauma treatment process will have a clear rationale.

If it is appropriate for you, a treatment plan for specialist trauma work will be informed by a full and ongoing clinical assessment. We will discuss this fully together and this will be a collaborative process, should this be the case.

I will offer you a supportive, compassionate, non-judgemental, confidential environment to explore your feelings. I will endeavour to make sure you feel truly heard and emotionally safe to do so. Together, we will look at the most helpful and supportive way for you to manage or move forward.
I am warm in nature, understanding, genuine and honest, and I have a sense of humour. I will value each part of you, however hurt, defensive, worried, or scared you may feel.

How long will it take?
Some things can be worked through in short term work over a few sessions, some things over several months, or years. We really are all different, as are our experiences.
This is something we would discuss during our initial appointment when I can understand and consider your own circumstances, symptoms, history and hopes for an outcome.
What is most important is we consider a way forward personal to you and review our work together regularly together.

My experience is that relationship and trust between a client and their therapist is essential, and along with the skills of the therapist, most important in terms of growth and progress. 

My purpose is to listen to you, and I will.

Training, qualifications & experience

My initial training and Degrees focused on Humanistic Models of Gestalt, Person Centred (PC) and Transactional Analysis (TA).

Over many years, I have additionally trained in the following specific models and therapeutic processes, many of which are specific to working with Trauma:
* Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
* The Rewind Technique
* The Biopsychosocial Model
* The Multimodal Approach
* Neurobiology and Neuroscience
* Spiritual health
* IRRT - Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy
* Emotional regulation (ER)
* ERRT - Exposure, Relaxation and Rescripting Therapy (for traumatic nightmares)
* Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
* Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)
* STAIR (Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation) Narrative therapy
* Mindfulness
* Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT) for ABI/TBI (Acquired or traumatic brain injury)
* Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

My primary counselling qualifications include;
NCFE Diploma Counselling Practice (level 4)
Foundation Degree Counselling Practice (level 5)
BA (Hons) Counselling Practice (Leeds Met) (level 6)
Certificate Clinical Supervision (The Northern Guild)
Post Graduate Diploma; Traumatology and PTSD (level 7)
Extended Certificate in online and telephone supervision

Further qualifications include;
Counselling children and adolescents Diploma
Criminology Diploma

As a qualified specialist Traumatologist, my in depth training offered comprehensive theoretical and practical training using systematic approaches for recovering from and treating PTSD and cPTSD in Adults and Children, using evidence based processes.
The advanced post graduate training is Accredited by the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists (NCIP) and International Council of Psychotherapists (ICP).

I began my counselling career in 2007 and my work experience includes;

  • Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) for companies, employers, Churches and other faith groups, medical and legal insurance
  • Qualified Provider counselling service for the NHS within Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT), previously known as DASH (depression and anxiety services Hull), within the NHS "Let's talk" and prior to that SPA (Single point of access) 2011-2016
  • Private practice since 2010
  • Associate therapist within a Children and young people's service
  • Counselling subcontractor for ITV
  • Clinical and consultant supervisor contracts with local councils, Charities and organisations for health and welfare professionals
  • Clinical and consultant supervisor for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, and those in training
  • Clinical Lead at a Charity for those affected by an acquired or traumatic brain injury.
  • Specialist counselling for those impacted by ABI/TBI for individuals, organisations, insurance case management and charities
  • Trauma informed assessments and therapies for individuals, charities and organisations
  • Clinical assessments and reports for case managers, commissioners and legal teams.
  • Neurodiversity affirming psychotherapy and clinical supervision
    Neurodiversity is a word used to describe those with neurodevelopmental differences, highlighting that neurodiverse individuals brains work differently. Not that how they think or process things are ‘wrong’ - just different from neurotypical ways of thinking.
    Around 1 in 7 people in the UK are thought to have neurodevelopmental differences - meaning the way that the way their brains learn, function and process information is different from neurotypical people. 
    As a neurodivergent person who is Autistic and has ADHD, I have significant both professional and lived experience of the blessings and curses this can bring.

My Professional memberships

* I am a member of the Accredited Voluntary register, British Association For Counselling & Psychotherapy, Registered (MBACP)
Certificate number 070237
This means I agree to abide by an Ethical Framework, a complaints procedure, attend regular clinical supervision as well as take responsibility for continued professional development.

* I am a divisional member of the BACP Spirituality, which honours spirituality, belief and pastoral care in counselling and psychotherapy.
BACP Spirituality is for counsellors, psychotherapists, pastoral carers, chaplains and related professionals whose own work and world view, or whose client's world view, is informed by a spiritual perspective.
It offers a rich opportunity to make links with others who share and are interested in a broad range of related subjects and beliefs.
BACP Spirituality was formerly known as  The APSCC - The Association for Pastoral and Spiritual Care and Counselling.
I am a Christian and work consistently and equally with clients who have no faith, have Christian faith, or who have another faith or spiritual belief which is important to them. I am happy to discuss this aspect with you should you have any questions.

* I am an Accredited member of the National Counselling society. Membership Number: NCS1401672

* Member of the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists (NCIP) 

*I am a member of Pink Therapy which is the UK's largest independent therapy organisation working with gender and sexual diverse clients.

I have experience working with language translators, and with deaf clients and their sign interpreters.

You can find my professional page on Facebook, search "Lisa Harris Counsellor and supervisor Hull" or by clicking the icon at the top of this page. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Christian Counselling
  • Chronic illness and pain
  • Workplace difficulties and conflict
  • Communication skills
  • Panic attacks
  • Relaxation methods and techniques
  • Emotional regulation
  • Working with young people and their care-giver
  • Neuro-diversity
  • Clinical supervision 
  • Personal development for confidence, career progression or management
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Guidance, support, consultancy and supervision for developing and leading counselling and mental health services, ethically and professionally

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£55.00 - £150.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Personal therapy or supervision sessions start at £55 for a 50 minute session.

Fees will differ according to length of session, kind of session or treatment, and any additional requirements.
Evening and weekend appointments are charged at a higher rate and are limited in availability.

Student therapists may be offered a discounted supervision rate for the duration of their course, or completion of client hours, for daytime week day appointments only. Evening or weekend appointments are not discounted.

Invoiced terms and conditions vary, please contact me directly to discuss your circumstances and requirements.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Limited therapy, consultancy & clinical supervision appointments are available.

Further information

When I was training to be a therapist, I attended many many hours of mandatory therapy myself. This deepened my understanding of the counselling process and the importance of the relationship between a therapist and a client. I have continued to engage in personal therapy since then, because life happens and we need to take responsibility to care for and value ourselves, we are all human first. I believe it is essential a therapist continues to work on their own self awareness and has access to appropriate personal and professional support throughout their career.
In short, I have engaged in years of personal therapy.

Therapy enabled me to work through my own life experiences, my pain of losses and trauma, the prolonged deep depression I experienced and re-visited, my personal struggles to survive and learn to live with chronic health conditions and at times to just keep going in a life I didn’t think I could anymore.

I understand from the inside, the value of investing in personal therapy with a well trained and experienced professional.

I came to realise that how I was feeling, at times, was not all together as a result of something current. The root of it, or the core of the issue, was in my history. When I returned to this supported by my therapist to do so, I began to understand the coping strategies and defence mechanisms I had created and used, had become maladaptive. I was able to work towards finally freeing myself from things I had carried for years. I could facilitate this experience for you too.

I will always be along side you as an equal human being, not “the expert” who will offer a metaphorical prescription to “make you better” from an emotional distance. I am an experienced professional, but it is you who is an expert in your own life and experiences.

I won’t tell you what to do, I do not prescribe medication and I do not give you a label or diagnosis. If a formal diagnosis could he helpful for you in some way, then we will discuss this and options will be explained to you.

I will listen to you carefully to ensure I understand your feelings and experiences, you know them best. When we share this understanding, together we can find a way forward.

I continue a commitment to work hard to be the professional I am today and provide a professional and ethical therapeutic practice. I not only care deeply about my work and profession, I care about each individual I work with, and I will care about you.

I am a Christian, and I work consistently with clients who have no faith, have Christian faith, or who have another faith or spiritual belief which is important to them. I am happy to discuss this with you should you have any questions.

I engage in regular clinical supervision in several ways; individually, in group supervision and in peer supervision. 
This ensures I continue to be well connected in the profession, keep my skills updated and can be professionally and appropriately challenged and supported both as a therapist and supervisor.
All supervision is always bound by confidentiality agreements, client's anonymity is maintained.
Importantly, supervision supports me as a therapist and supervisor, and it safeguards you as a client.

Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Please make me aware of any health or medical difficulties prior to our meeting so I can ensure your comfort. Free dedicated/disabled parking is available Ground floor therapy room and bathroom facilities.

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16 Years clinical & 9 Years supervision experience. Certified Traumatologist (PTSD/cPTSD), Trauma, neuro-divergence & Brain Injury specialisms.

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Lisa Harris
Lisa Harris