Louise Harris, MBACP (Reg)
86 Harley Street
2-8 Victoria Avenue
My core method centres around you. I work with you to discover which way of working best suits your needs. Within the confidential space, difficulties can be explored which can increase your self-understanding in order to bring change and possibilities.
I provide a friendly, down-to-earth and safe space. I work with a wide range of issues and find it's better for your wellbeing if you are not directed, but guided with the focus that you have the autonomy; through counselling this can bloom. The core of my practice is that I empathise and provide unconditional acceptance in a non-judgmental space.
I also draw on knowledge of various approaches. I'm able to bring in elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in a client-centred way and Transactional Analysis.
CBT can have mixed reactions. Many are put off by paper work and ticking boxes. I do not require CORE forms to meet government targets. CBT can be additionally beneficial with anxiety disorders, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and eating disorders.
I believe that giving advice is not fulfilling, as being told what to do can start from a young age. This can be damaging and cause confusion as to who you really are and affect life choices. However, I can provide tools, other ways of thinking, knowledge and ways of dealing with issues. Also challenge ways of behaviour and be supportive for you.
Not only do I have continuous personal development (training), but I feel that the client-counsellor relationship is vitally important. As many studies show that this is a major factor in the client's autonomy. You are the key to knowing whether a counsellor is right for you.
I am based in Harley Street, in Marylebone, Central London, WC1 and Longcroft House, Victoria Avenue, Liverpool Street EC2M. I also run daytime skype and telephone sessions on Thursdays.
I am always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
Working on a one-to-one basis with a range of issues at various practices. Some of the issues brought to therapy range from: Addiction/substance misuse, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, burn out, OCD, panic attacks, PTSD, depression, bariatric surgery, self-harm, stress, low self-esteem and confidence, postnatal depression, eating disorders, relationship and family issues, affairs and betrayal, personality disorders, sexual and physical abuse, trauma, dissociation, loss and bereavement.
There can be many layers within the counselling process – no matter what the presenting issue may be. Healing can develop from much deeper within.
Regular reviews are carried out throughout the counselling dyad to see how the client is experiencing the process.
I have worked across varied practices with adults: Schools, children's centre, substance misuse and addiction before setting up self-employment and working across four locations: Harley Street, in Central London, WC1. Liverpool Street, EC2M and Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1.
I was originally trained as a humanistic counsellor (Person-Centred, Gestalt and Psychosynthesis). I also have knowledge of CBT and Transactional Analysis (TA) which I integrate into the work where required.
I'm a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am continuously advancing my skills by the use of professional development courses.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer telephone and online counselling via Skype.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Existential therapy
Photos & videos
Please do email or call for further information.
£65 before 5pm
£75 from 5pm
Skype and tel sessions: £49 (held before 5pm)
Harley Street Counselling and Training profile:
It takes 4 Steps...
1. Get in Touch
Phone/message me to talk about your concerns and I can book you in for Harley Street, Marylebone, London or Tunbridge Wells / Rochester in Kent at a mutually convenient time.
2. Assessment/First Session
A confidential and comfortable space to discuss your concerns & where we can explore your expectations and goals.
3. Agree a Way Forward
Discuss & agree a way of working together.
4. Therapeutic Work
Counselling takes place over a regular period that works best for you.
86 Harley Street Location:
Within walking distance of: Oxford Circus, Regents Park, Piccadilly Circus, Bond Street, Baker Street and Great Portland Street. Many buses also stop close by. Q-Park car park is situated nearby in Cavendish Square; 160 extra large parking bays and disabled bays. There are 5 bicycle racks available at this facility as free convenient service. Also Harley Parking underground car park.
Situated in the City of London, Bishopsgate, opposite Liverpool Street Station, EC2. We are within easy distance of Moorgate, Bank, Aldgate, Fenchurch Street, Old Street, Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Whitechapel.
- An extensive creative and media background before retraining as a Counsellor. Studying A-Level Art in conjunction with Performing Arts and a BA Hons Degree in Writing has been a great aid in developing creative therapy. As not every person is able to speak out their feelings and thoughts freely.
Within my practice I thrive on my passion for the therapeutic process, working with diversity and unconditional respect.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday and Tuesdays at Liverpool Street, EC2M; Wednesdays at 86 Harley Street, Marylebone, London W1G (both incl. evenings). Thurs; Skype or Telephone sessions.
Types of client