Sally Harris FdSc, Registered member of BACP
I am a qualified counsellor offering counselling from my private practice in the Hanham and Downend area of Bristol, easily accessible from Longwell green, Cadbury heath, Kingswood, Fishponds, St George and Redfield, I have daytime and evening appointments available.
We can all go through difficult times in our life, where we can feel unhappy, confused and ill at ease with ourselves. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to help to work through any difficulties that you are experiencing. I am an integrative counsellor which means that I will use a variety of techniques and approaches to help you in your journey, I believe we are all unique so it is important to adjust techniques with my clients needs.
Whether you wish to work through past or present difficulties I will offer you a supportive, empathic relationship, giving you space to understand yourself and the situation you may find yourself in. Counselling is not about offering advice, my sessions are non directive and I aim to help you empower yourself, enabling you to make decisions that are right for you.
My Professional background was within the customer service sector, I had always enjoyed working with the public and wished to build on this. I volunteered with a youth agency, helping 16-25 year olds to help build there confidence and develop their life skills. This then led me to counselling and my subsequent change of career. I passionately believe that by having the time to talk, express yourself and work through unwanted feelings, it will enable you to gain an improved understanding of yourself, enhancing self confidence, therefore helping you to live a happier life.
I retrained as a counsellor in 2008, I firstly volunteered for a number of years for a Charity which provided counselling for people with pregnancy related issues. These included issues such as pre and post natal Depression, abortion, pregnancy related anxiety and baby loss. During this time I set up in Private Practice and have experience in a range of issues, these include depression and anxiety, relationship issues, stress, low self esteem, bereavement and abuse. I also have personal experience of Adoption which is now teamed with professional experience working on Adoption Panels in the South West area.
Here are a few quotes from previous clients feedback:
"Sally provided an excellent support to me through a very difficult time, I am incredibly grateful, I would not be in the position I am now if it wasn't for her support".
"Thank you for your help during the hardest time in my life".
"The most positive thing was that eventually I was able to listen to my heart, Which then freed my troubled soul"
"Counselling with Sally helped me to understand my emotional and health needs with practical ways that I will definitely continue to use in my everyday life, Its a mental health check that everyone should have"
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Counselling (Bristol University)
MBACP (Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Member of Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Private Practice. (CAPPP)
Continued Professional Development
Introduction to Coaching
Working with Relational Trauma - Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I charge £20 for the initial Assessment session
Standard charge for a 50 minute session is £40.
I have concessionary places available for people on a lower income and student counsellors, please don't hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss this.
There is free parking outside both of the buildings I practice from.
The Practice in Hanham is also on a major bus route, you can catch the 45 first bus, the bus stop is a very short walk from the practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|