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Harley Life Therapies: MNCS (Accred), MBACP, MCOSRT

About me

Hello,

Welcome to my profile. I created Harley Life Therapies so that I could offer a range of therapeutic (and coaching and antenatal) services to those who need that support.

I offer both online (via Teams) and face to face sessions. The latter can be in Chelmsford or just outside Billericay, in Essex.

​I understand that your search for the right therapist or coach, can seem like a minefield. There are lots of acronyms and confusing terminology - it can sometimes be difficult and daunting to know where to start in your search, especially if you have never had therapy or coaching before. I hope that you find my profile easy to read and it answers questions you may have. If, after looking through my profile,  you still have any unanswered questions, please do get in touch.

​I am an established, professionally qualified, integrative therapist and accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS).  I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).  I offer individual counselling and work with a wide range of issues; those issues are listed later, within this profile.

I am also a fully qualified Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist. I am a registered member of the College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists (COSRT); what does this actually mean? It means that I specialise in psychosexual (sex) and relationship issues for individuals and/ or couples.

I am bound by and adhere to the NCS,  the BACP and the COSRT Codes of Ethics and Practice.

In addition, as a member of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA), I work with issues surrounding fertility.

I have over 14 years experience of working therapeutically with adults within the private sector and I have additional experience of working within the NHS. I have coached within the private sector and also for a large corporate, global organisation.

Whichever hat I am wearing within the services that I offer, I always work in a confidential, supportive, relaxed, non-judgemental way and my primary concern is your emotional well being. I am highly empathetic, open and intuitive, and I will help/ support you through your therapeutic journey. As an integrative therapist, I have a wide range of tools and approaches available to me: what this means is that I am able to adapt the way that I work, in order to suit the person or people sitting in front of me and that is regardless of relationship status, sexuality and gender identity. I believe that one size does not fit all. Getting to know you is a crucial part of our relationship; the better I know you, the more able I am, to adapt my approach to suit your needs.

I believe that first and foremost, the relationship between us is paramount. Without a good relationship, progress will not be made within our work. Feeling safe, comfortable and supported within a therapeutic space - whether that space is face to face or online - encourages openness, exploration, learning, self awareness and often either the change that was originally sought or, as a minimum, the development of coping strategies to help in everyday life.

I am able to support you in various ways and look forward to working with you.

So what next?

  1. If you would like to know more about the work that I do or you wish to book an initial assessment session, call or email me.  From there, we can book our first session.  **N.B. Please check your Junk Mail as my emails can end up there, when I respond to enquiries. 
  2. Our first session gives us a chance to see how we get on. During this initial session I can answer any questions that you may have, we can discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and we can talk through, at a high level, what the work will entail.  If you are comfortable continuing, we will then agree on either short term or longer term therapy (depending on your needs), our regular weekly appointment time and book our next session.

Training, qualifications & experience

TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Foundation Course, British Infertility Counselling Association (London)
  • Advanced Diploma, Couples Therapy (NAOS, London)
  • PGDip, Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy, Level 7 (Middlesex University, London)
  • Levels 1 & 2 Practitioner, Emotional Freedom Technique (Alison Munro, London)
  • CPD, Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH, London)
  • Certificate, Coaching (Lane4, Maidenhead)
  • Certificate and Diploma, Life Coaching (Newcastle College, Newcastle)
  • Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma, Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPPD, London)
  • Certificate in Clinical and Training Supervision

EXPERIENCE:

  • Director and therapist, Harley Life Therapies (my private practice, based in Essex)
  • Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist, The Change Project (Essex)
  • Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist, Sexual Problems Clinic, St. Pancras Hospital (London)
  • Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist, Sexual Health Clinic, Barking Community Hospital (London)
  • Counsellor, Romford Counselling Service (Essex)
  • Bereavement Counsellor, Marie Curie Hospice (Hampstead, London)

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • I have an Enhanced DBS

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.

BACP

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.

COSRT

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling 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.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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

National Counselling 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

PSYCHOSEXUAL & RELATIONSHIP THERAPY

I wanted to provide some additional detail regarding this area of therapy.  I work with a wide range of issues. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Anorgasmia - the inability to reach orgasm during sex
    • Dyspareunia - pain during sexual intercourse
    • Erectile dysfunction - problems with achieving or maintaining an erection
    • Fear of or inability to have sexual intimacy
    • Loss of, or reduction in sexual desire
    • Perimenopause and Menopause
    • Rapid ejaculation - ejaculating too soon or too quickly
    • Sexual abuse/ trauma
    • Sexuality
    • Vaginismus - inability to have sexual intercourse/ penetration
  • Couples and relationship issues:
    • Communication
    • Surviving an affair
    • Conflict resolution
    • Infertility

Fees

From £70.00 to £110.00

Additional information

In order to secure your appointments, each session must be paid for via bank transfer and no later than 72 hours in advance of a session, otherwise the therapeutic relationship may be terminated.

PSYCHOSEXUAL THERAPY | RELATIONSHIP THERAPY | FERTILITY COUNSELLING

Online:

- Individuals £80

- Couples £100

Face to Face:

- Individuals £90

- Couples £110

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING

Online: £70

Face to face: £80

(* please note that if the individual work includes psychosexual, relationship and/ or fertility issues, then the fees are £80 for online and £90 for face to face)

*fees quoted are for 50 minute sessions.   75 minute sessions are also available, depending on availability. Prices available upon enquiry.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday (Daytimes: face to face in Billericay. Evenings: online only)

Wednesday (All day & evening: face to face in Chelmsford, or online)

Thursday (All day & evening: online only)

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2

Ramsden Bellhouse, Billericay, Essex, CM11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Additional languages

None offered.

Online platforms

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