Harley Street Counselling • City of Westminster • London W1
86 Harley Street
Welcome to our award winning private practice in the world-renowned area of Harley Street. We work discreetly from the fourth floor of 86 Harley Street for day and evening appointments in central London.
At Harley Street Counselling and Training, we aim to offer you a warm, confidential, and non-judgmental environment where a skilled professional has knowledge of a range of common life, well-being and mental health issues. Our focus is to understand your needs whilst developing a therapeutic relationship with you. This creates the foundation for support whilst heading towards your objectives.
Type of therapy in Harley Street, central London.
Psychotherapy, counselling, integrated cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and consultant supervision.
Wednesday: 11 am – 9 pm.
We are available 7 days a week to receive enquiries. Contact us for psychotherapy and counselling at Harley Street Counselling and Training
Therapists: Before 5pm - £65. After 5pm - £75.
Harley Street Therapists
I work collaboratively with you to discover which way of working best suits your current needs. The core of my practice is that I provide unconditional acceptance and a safe place to explore difficult issues from our counselling rooms in Harley Street. I am a counsellor that works with many issues such as anxiety, bereavement and depression and also use the Rewind Technique, as taught by Dr David C Muss, when working with trauma.
I've spent much of my working life in London as a Web Producer for many award-winning TV programmes prior to training as a counsellor.
Before working for Harley Street Counselling & Training, I worked as a therapist with adults in schools and children's centres. I have a strong background in substance misuse and addiction counselling...learn more.
MBACP (Accred). Member of the UK Chapter of Logotherapy.
Recognised as a psychotherapist with AXA PPP, Aviva, Bupa, Simply Health, Pru-Health, Medisure, Allianz and WPA.
I have 18 years experience as a counsellor in private practice and private hospital settings. In Harley Street, I offer monthly consultant supervision. I am open to taking practising counsellors and other health professionals as supervisees ...learn more about counselling supervision.
Why choose Harley Street Counselling and Training?
1. Our therapists listen to your needs and place you at the centre of the work.
Harley Street Counselling and Training have the desire to understand your wants, needs, aspirations and goals. We are interested in how you want to work with us, which gives us the best chance of working collaboratively. Our work is underpinned by the person-centred approach, whilst integrating potent ways of working that is largely dependent on what you need from us. We hope that this gives you the sense that you are working with someone. As we offer a private counselling service, we are not pre-occupied by weekly form filling that eats away at your session time.
2. We recognise and accept that everyone is unique.
Therefore, we do not encourage manualised therapy where one size fits all.
3. Each counsellor works within their level of competence.
Although we offer many areas where we can help, we do not profess to work with every conceivable mental health issue. If what you are looking for falls outside of our remit, we will signpost you to alternative services where possible. If you are unsure, feel free to ask.
4. Our therapists are fully qualified and have the expertise to work within their counselling approach.
This means that the therapist has undergone significant training in a particular area as part of, or as a main component, of a recognised course. A Logotherapist, armed with a weekends worth of training is not a Logotherapist.
5. Continuing professional development is an ongoing requirement to ensure we offer high standards.
We undertake a minimum of 30 hours additional training a year. Our preference is to exceed this number during an academic year.
Harley Street psychotherapists are within easy reach of Marylebone, Westminster, Charing Cross, Oxford Street and Regents Street. The nearest underground stations are within walking distance of Harley Street: Oxford Circus, Regents Park, Piccadilly Circus, Bond Street, Baker Street and Great Portland Street.
Harley Street Consultant Supervision
I have 11 years’ experience as a qualified supervisor and practice the theoretical, philosophical, and practical aspects of clinical and counselling supervision. I work with supervisees of different counselling modalities and experience levels. Past supervees have included: psychiatrists who use counselling interventions, counsellors working in independent schools, external consultant supervision for West Kent YMCA and private practitioners of counselling and psychotherapy.
Currently I provide consultant supervision (supervision of supervision) to several NRCPD sign language interpreters (who as a profession are relatively new to the concepts of supervision) who are studying supervision practice. I also currently work with cognitive behavioural therapists and humanistic counsellors. I am open to working with new supervisees in Harley Street, central London.
My research interests include: Boxing and psychotherapy, critical thinking in counselling, and humour in psychotherapy.
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Get in touch with us at Harley Street Counselling and Training to arrange counselling supervision.
Therapy for Dissociation • Abuse • Trauma
When a person experiences a dreamy state where there is no panic or feeling of terror, this is called dissociation. After a traumatic event, a person can drift in and out of this state.
If a person dissociates for a long time, you may develop a dissociative disorder. Instead of dissociation being something you experience short term, it becomes a far more common experience and often the main way stressful experiences are dealt with.
There are various dissociative disorders, and some people may experience other mental health problems also.
Psychological trauma to the body or mind refers to a powerful emotional response to a singular or series of events. The after-effects may be overwhelming and a person may feel scared, isolated, vulnerable and socially disconnected.
Not everyone will react to an event in the same way and for some, the symptoms may take weeks, months or many years to surface.
Instead, the trauma may be buried beneath depression, anxiety, or anger without the awareness of the cause.
Sometimes we can become so traumatised that our body and mind disconnect from the situation to protect ourselves. In a trauma or panic, we may experience fight, flight, freeze or fragment.
How can an event lead to trauma?
Examples of events that could lead to psychological trauma:
This abuse can cause many issues throughout adulthood which can affect relationships and trust in others. A person may also feel worthless and have self-destructive behaviour.
Enduring life-threatening injuries, suffering a bad fall, losing a limb, accidentally injuring someone, or receiving blows in an attack can also all require emotional support. These examples can impact psychologically, as well as physically.
Any of the above examples can cause both emotional and physical symptoms for many years after the event if not dealt with.
To book an appointment for counselling for trauma in Harley Street, Liverpool Street or Tunbridge Wells, please contact Harley Street Counselling and Training using the email contact form.
Online and Phone Counselling
Welcome to our online and phone service by appointment only, with a Harley Street Counsellor. Online sessions take place via a face to face online platform such as Skype. You will require a high-speed broadband connection, webcam and microphone. This can be tested between you and the counsellor in advance of starting a session.
Who is suitable for therapy online?
The counsellor will include you when assessing the suitability of working together. It is not safe or appropriate to work online if you are in immediate crisis, at risk of serious harm to yourself. It is also unsuitable if there is a mental health issue that is outside of the counsellors level of proficiency and/or where a G.P would need to be the first line of contact.
How does confidentiality work online?
In order to work safely with your counsellor, you will need to ensure that you reasonably minimise the risk of interruption and intrusion. Threats to confidentiality can come through 'others' having access to your passwords, online history and data. Therefore you might need to consider if this is a possibility that requires attention.
If you would like online counselling, contact Harley Street Counselling and Training