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 believe we are all unique as people, so as an Integrative Counsellor I will adjust the counselling that I offer to what ever best suits your 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, 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 their confidence and develop life skills. This 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 trained as a counsellor in 2008, and since then have gained a wide expertise in areas of life that include pregnancy related issues including pre and post-natal depression, abortion, pregnancy related anxiety and baby loss. Since working in Private Practice I have gained further experience in helping people come to terms and overcome depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, low self-esteem, bereavement, trauma, 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
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- 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|