Karl Harter

Karl Harter


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07983378177
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Therapist - Greenwich

Greenwich SE10
07983378177
Sessions from £75.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Therapy Outdoors

The practice of conducting counselling and psychotherapy outdoors may seem a little strange to some. It certainly can feel a little unusual when we first start, but the whole process is about reconnecting us with the outdoors through counselling and psychotherapy, and using that connection to move forward.

Outdoor therapy is based on the idea that we are all connected to the environment around us, you may have experienced this without knowing. For example, when it’s raining and cloudy outside often we can feel a little down and miserable, yet when it’s sunny and warm it can have the opposite effect. This is probably the most basic observation we can possibly make in relation to Outdoor Therapy, but if we look a little deeper and explore other connections there is actually a wealth of opportunities to benefit from around us. Taking therapy outdoors enables the client to engage with aspects of themselves in relation to the natural environment around them. The Outdoor Therapy process allows us incorporate the environment to heighten the senses in a way that a counselling room cannot. Experiencing the smell of a pine forest, the sound of a stream, or coming face to face with wildlife are experiences that most of us do not usually encounter in day to day life. These can be brought into therapy and the impact explored in a therapeutic and mindful way by the client.

By engaging in Outdoor Therapy it allows us to take our problems into a very natural environment, yet one that we may not be too familiar with. When working outdoors there is in fact much more going on around us then we realise at the time. Part of the process is understanding how to integrate with our surroundings yet still benefit from the therapeutic counselling that is taking place.

Practice description

If you would like to try Outdoor therapy and experience the benefits that therapy outdoors can offer, simply contact me for more details. I will be happy to chat through what is involved and what to expect. We don’t have to spend all our sessions working Outdoors, you can try just one or two, because it really is about you, the client, and what works best for you. Outdoor Therapy with Reach for Help is available in and around the London area.

My first session

Prior to our first session I am happy to chat through the process over the phone. I will also send out a copy of my working agreement via email for you to read through, feel free to get back to me with any questions.

During the first session I will ask you a few questions in order to build a better picture of you and your lifestyle, this can also help ease us into the session, and what it is you wish to bring to therapy.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Therapist - London

London SE16
07983378177
Sessions from £75.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

A young client once asked ‘how can you help me if you don’t know what life is like for me?’ what a wonderful question. The client had a good point, how could I help without knowing what life is like for them? This is the focus of my approach.

Counselling experience isn’t an ‘out of the box’ experience, it isn’t a case of just ‘topping up the fuel tank’ when we are running low. The end product might be similar, a sense of feeling refuelled and ready to hit the road again, but the experience is very different for each person. When I work with people the first few sessions are like a ‘getting to know you’ process, the focus is on understanding what life is like for this client. I try and see life from the client’s perspective in order to begin a process of understanding what life is like for the client.

Trained as an Integrative Counsellor, I work using Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis. In addition to this I’m also trained to deliver Therapy in Nature, which takes counselling out of the traditional counselling room and outdoors, here we can engage with nature while working therapeutically.

I have specific training and experience in bereavement counselling and additional training in working with trauma, depression, anxiety and victims of sexual abuse. In addition to my work with adults I currently work with young people at the charity 'Off the Record Twickenham'. I have experience of working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, ADHD, Sexual Abuse, Suicide Ideation and Self-Harm.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and currently working towards accreditation. I offer counselling and psychotherapy in London, either indoors within a counselling room or outdoors in nature. Feel free to contact me for more information: karl@reachforhelp.co.uk

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

CBT, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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