Philip Harris

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MA Adv.Dip. UKCP, FPC, Dip Supervision
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Christchurch, Dorset, BH23
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About me

I am a psychotherapist with 30 years experience of face to face work. I am offering a confidential service in the Dorset area that provides both long term therapy and brief focussed counselling. The sessions are currently  via  Zoom and telephone. I have much experience working with a wide range of issues which include, generalised and specific anxiety, depression, anger problems, relationship issues, family issues, stress, confidence and self esteem issues and more listed below.

I also provide therapy to counsellors in training, and have been tutoring and mentoring both trainee and qualified counsellors for many years.

I am an accredited member of the "United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy " and I adhere to their  "Code of Ethics." 

My core training is psychodynamic which can be viewed as an in depth model of psychotherapy where an understanding of past experiences inform us about how we react to current situations. This model encourages reflection rather than reaction and often new ways of thinking emerge during the course of  the treatment. However, I do have experience using techniques from different models of counselling both as a practitioner and a supervisor of counselling work.

One of the aims of counselling is to improve the quality of the life of the individual seeking help; and I have come to believe, with motivation and commitment to the therapeutic process, this generally does occur.

Training, qualifications & experience


Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (WPF)
MA Psychodynamic Studies (clinical technique)
Advanced Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling(WPF)
Diploma in Supervision (WPF)
Cert. CBT   
Trained Bereavement Counsellor

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council


£60.00 per session

Additional information

£60.00 is the cost of a session.

Availability is by arrangement, generally over the telephone.

When I work

Availability is by arrangement.

Christchurch, Dorset, BH23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme



The work I offer is both long and short term psychotherapy and supervision of counselling/psychotherapy .

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