Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07902922671
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Therapist - London

London NW6
07902922671
Sessions from £75.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a UKCP Accredited/MBACP Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working in NW10, NW6 and EC4. I normally work one to one with adults either in a therapy room setting or outdoors walking in a green space. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic I am only working with clients online through video or telephone.

You may be experiencing a relationship breakup/conflict, bereavement (inc. miscarriage/abortion), or stressful life changes. You might be feeling stuck, unhappy, lonely, angry or suffering with low self-esteem. The pandemic and crisis may be exacerbating existing difficulties or it may have brought new ones. We can explore your feelings, possible connections between past and present and how to find ways forward to help you to feel better.

Practice description

I have worked with many clients who have experienced childhood family disruption (loss/divorce) which impacts their relationships and way of being now, be that feeling anxious, depressed, or lonely. My aim is to build a comfortable working relationship that enables you to feel safe and be open to talking freely with me. 

I am experienced in working with loss of a parent or a physically/emotionally absent parent. I have completed a Masters Dissertation on absent fathers.

If you are interested in walking and talking in a green space we can discuss this at the initial appointment which will be in a therapy room. Walking and talking is not suitable for all clients and will depend on your difficulty and other practicalities. It will only be offered once social distancing is loosened.

As a yoga/mindfulness teacher I can also offer mindfulness as part of a session or as a series of focussed sessions.

My first session

An initial assessment/appointment allows me to see if I can help you and gives you the opportunity to see if you are comfortable with me.

The session will be a conversation between us. I will ask some questions about your current situation. For example, I will ask about your work/relationships/physical health/medications etc. The purpose of these questions is to help me get a 'map' to see what has brought you to therapy and what might have contributed to your difficulties.  

Your current difficulties will be touched on and I hope you will feel able to share some of these will me. 

I will give you Therapy Guidance Notes with more information about confidentiality/cancellations/holidays etc. We may agree to continue at the end of this session or you may prefer to go away and consider your options.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Therapist - London

London NW10
07902922671
Sessions from £75.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a UKCP Accredited/MBACP Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working in NW10, NW6 and EC4. I normally work one to one with adults either in a therapy room setting or outdoors walking in a green space. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic I am only working with clients online through video or telephone.  During this period I am also able to offer clients a reduction in my normal fee. 

You may be experiencing a relationship breakup/conflict, bereavement (inc. miscarriage/abortion), or stressful life changes. You might be feeling stuck, unhappy, lonely, angry or suffering with low self-esteem. The current pandemic and isolation may be highlighting existing difficulties or have brought new problems to light. We can explore your feelings, possible connections between past and present and how to find ways forward to help you to feel better.


Practice description

I have worked with many clients who have experienced childhood family disruption (loss/divorce) which impacts their relationships and way of being now, be that feeling anxious, depressed, or lonely. My aim is to build a comfortable working relationship that enables you to feel safe and be open to talking freely with me. 

I am experienced in working with loss of a parent or a physically/emotionally absent parent. I have completed a Masters Dissertation on absent fathers.

As a yoga/mindfulness teacher I can also offer mindfulness as part of a session or as a series of focussed sessions.

Once the social distancing imperative is loosened, I will be able to offer therapy in both indoor/outdoor settings. However, walking and talking is not suitable for all clients and presenting difficulties, so this would be discussed at an initial appointment if that Is what you are interested in. 

My first session

An initial assessment/appointment allows me to see if I can help you and gives you the opportunity to see if you are comfortable with me. 


The session is a conversation between us. There will be an exploration of what brings you to therapy now. I will ask some questions about your current life situation. This may include questions about: work/relationships/physical health/medication etc. There will be some exploration of your family background. The point of this exploration is for me to gain a initial 'map' to help me see what has brought you to therapy. 

It is likely that whatever difficulties you are experiencing will be touched on and I hope you will feel able to share some of these with me.

I give clients a sheet of information - Therapy Guidance Notes - with more details about confidentiality/cancellations/holidays etc.  We may decide at the end of this session to continue to meet or you may decide to take some time to consider your options.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited