Paul Harrison, L5 Dip Counselling, MNCS(Accred), MBACP, AVR Acc Mem.
In these strange and difficult times face to face counselling has had to take a back seat, however structured telephone counselling is a strong alternative. I offer this service through my clinical practice. Please don't hesitate to contact me and we can discuss further. Sometimes it's easier to talk to an independent voice, without judgment and with understanding and compassion.
My training and indeed philosophy come from a person centered perspective, however I am qualified in both CBT and Brief Therapy approaches.
I offer a quiet space which is professional, friendly and confidential. A place where you can be heard and really listened to in times of difficulty, worry or confusion.
I offer a service that is free from any judgement but with congruence and empathic understanding.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a L5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. In addition I have also qualified in the following:
Trauma; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Solution Focused Brief Therapy; Counselling Children and Young People, Couples Counselling and ASIST level 3 in suicide awareness and prevention.
I am fully accredited with the National Counselling Society (NCS) and insured through Howden Pro. I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I have worked with organisations both in Coalisland and Dromore offering counselling services for local doctors surgeries, local community mental health teams, women's aid, churches and local businesses.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session
£50 per site visit session (depending on distance).
Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm and Friday's 10am to 3pm. Weekends subject to availability.
As a Sports Therapist, and now as a counsellor, I have over two decades of working and treating athletes and sports teams, both professional and amateur across Northern Ireland and beyond.
As well as dealing with the physical, I was continually faced with the psychological issues facing these injured athletes. I understand the problems they face, the worries they have and ultimately the decisions they have to make for their future if the injury is of a serious enough nature that it may mean retirement.
I also have a background and deep understanding of Trauma and specifically PTSD. I have researched Vicarious Trauma specific to legal advocates in Northern Ireland as well as its impact on other groups within this society.