Harriet Summerfield

Harriet Summerfield

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07763 794297

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Therapist - Stone

Stone ST15
07763 794297
Sessions from £58.00


  • Flexible hours available


Please get in touch to discuss current availability. I have flexibility for  Face to Face, Zoom, telephone or outdoor therapy sessions.

About me and my therapy practice

I’ll do everything I can to help you work through and move on from whatever has prompted you to seek help today.

I’m Harriet Summerfield, a BACP-registered integrative counsellor and psychotherapist with an MSc and a post-graduate diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling. I had two decades of experience in the voluntary and public sectors – including education, social care and the NHS – before practising in the NHS and becoming a qualified therapist.

If you’re nearby, you can choose to have face-to-face sessions, in my counselling room in Staffordshire or as outdoor therapy. I love being outdoors and embrace the benefits of experiencing a natural environment, so outdoor therapy is an important part of my practice. Nature and beautiful green places provide an inspiring space to reflect and process thoughts and emotions.

I also deliver online and telephone therapy to clients all over the UK and have a specialist certificate in online and telephone counselling.

In 2022 I completed my Masters degree in counselling, achieving a Distinction, with a research focus on outdoor therapy.

Practice description

Therapy is very much a collaboration between me and you. I’ll provide you with a safe and confidential space to develop understanding and insight and to explore how you can work through your current situation. I’ll be with you every step of the way, providing non-judgmental support and expertise, whether through a short, focused series of sessions or longer-term support.

You can choose to see me online, over the telephone or for face-to-face sessions. Zoom secure encrypted video and telephone therapy can be undertaken with you feeling comfortable and safe either in your home, or, perhaps from a quiet uninterrupted office at work during a break, or even parked up in your car. You may feel able to be more open, less self-conscious, more anonymous working online with video or telephone. Or you may prefer to see me face-to-face in my therapy room at The Ishta Centre, 26 Kings Avenue, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 8HD or at King Street Chiropractic and Natural Health Centre, 66 King Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 1JB.

You can also choose to book my ‘Walk and Talk’ or ‘Sit and Talk’ outdoor therapy sessions. Walking relieves tension and stimulates blood flow to the brain, improving problem solving and creative thinking. Taking therapy outdoors has been shown to lower levels of anxiety, stress and depression and enhance a sense of wellbeing. Outdoor therapy is available to adults of all ages, no matter your physical capabilities.

I follow the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework, undertake regular supervision and am fully insured and DBS checked.

My first session

You need to be confident that I’m the right counsellor for you, so our first session will be a free 30-minute consultation over the telephone or via Zoom. It’s a chance for you to tell me what you’re hoping for from therapy and to ask any questions. I’ll tell you more about how I work and how I can help you. Please get in touch to book your free first session.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited