Mandy Harris - MBACP (Accred), BA (Hons); qualified Supervisor.
Hi I'm Mandy, and whatever it is that's challenging you, I'm here to help.
Receiving counselling at the most difficult time in my life had a very positive and profound effect on me, and the life choices I have made since. So much so, that I re-trained, changing my career to become a counsellor, in an effort to provide this support for others.
I offer a safe space in which we can explore and process your difficulties together; in a climate of empathy, acceptance, openness and respect. As a result you may decide to make changes and/or re-evaluate your situation.
I have my own therapy room and have made every effort to create a peaceful and welcoming environment in which to offer counselling. Although, home visits and appointments via Skype are also possible, if you would like to discuss these options further please contact me.
I will make every effort to accommodate your counselling requirements and I offer an initial 30 minute free appointment during which we can discuss these. If you have any questions, please call and I'll be happy to answer them without obligation.
In terms of my outlook on life, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and I gain balance through my yoga and mindfulness practices. I also have a life long love of learning and I continually seek opportunities to learn and develop both personally and professionally.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP registered and accredited counsellor/psychotherapist, and a qualified supervisor;
as such I work within a strong ethical framework and professional standards. My core approach is person centred, although I have integrated additional training on trauma, attachment and mindfulness into my practice. I have several years counselling experience, during which time I have worked in a number of settings including: The NHS, Social Care and Social Enterprise. I have particular experience of working with: bereavement and loss, parenting, trauma (including PTSD), relationship issues and break-down, stress, depression (including postnatal depression) and anxiety.
I also have experience of working:
1. As a group facilitator for a social enterprise, supporting those affected by pre/postnatal depression.
2. Within a large private sector company in various roles inclusive of training, coaching and people management and development.
1. Professional Certificate In Individual Supervision.
2. BA (Hons) - Person Centred Studies- This included advanced training on working with: attachment and loss, trauma and mindfulness.
3. University Diploma in Counselling - Person Centred.
4. Certificate in Group Facilitation.
Additional training to work with:
Grief and loss
Suicide and Self Harm
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
There is a free initial 30 minute appointment when we can discuss your requirements from counselling/supervision and whether you feel we can work together, the relationship we co-create is crucial.
My standard fee is £35 per hour for counselling. Concessions are available depending on ability to pay e.g. unwaged, low income or counsellors in training. If home visits are required, there may be an additional fee, dependant upon travelling time and distance.
Sessions offered are 60 minutes in duration and generally the same time and day each week, although there may be scope for flexibility if required.
Counselling can be short or long term depending on your requirements. Whatever you decide I find it's helpful to regularly review our work together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I see supervision as a relational and collaborative process and strive to offer a warm, non-judgemental, supportive and enabling environment.