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About me

I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic counsellor using an integrative approach working from home in Bristol. I I know how hard it is to take those first few steps when looking for a counsellor, trying to decide which counsellor sounds like they will be right for you while not feeling judged or that your concerns are not worthy of talking about. Working together with you I can offer you a safe, confident space to explore your thoughts and feelings and talk through any issues you feel you need some support with. I believe it is important to feel listened to so you feel you are being heard. I can offer you this while relating to you on a human level with warmth and empathy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience with anxiety, depression, anger management, relationships and bereavement. I feel very passionate about helping people to make changes for the better in their lives, however small. My aim is to create a safe place for you to be heard and a place where you can be yourself. I will give you time to express yourself in the way you need to.

I am experienced in talking therapies using a humanistic approach which will be personal to your needs. I am a warm, caring person who will walk alongside you on your journey. Working together we will look at your views from your perspective, exploring your feelings and help you move forward. Your voice is important, my message to you is you will be heard.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Additional information

You are welcome to call me for an informal chat otherwise I offer a free half hour session, followed by an initial assessment session. The initial assessment is a good time for you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you. All sessions last 1 hour.

I charge £40 per session.

Availability

I work in the evenings, my availability is:

Mondays 5-8pm

Wednesdays 5-8pm

Fridays 5-8pm

Further information

I started my training as a hypnotherapist and then went on to complete my counselling training.

I work via  face to face,  Zoom, Skype, Facetime and phone.

For you to get started with counselling with me, give me a call or drop me an email to set up an initial session, this will be very informal. We will talk about what you want to get out of counselling. Then if you are happy to carry on we can set up a second session where we can arrange for you to see me weekly or fortnightly.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchairs can access the house, however there is a flight of stairs up to my counselling room.

Michaela Harris counsellor, Ad Dip Psy C, NCS (Accred)

Michaela Harris counsellor, Ad Dip Psy C, NCS (Accred)