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28th March 2020 

Liverpool Street Counselling • City of London

Longcroft House
2 - 8 Victoria Avenue

Welcome to our award winning private psychotherapy and counselling practice in the city of London. Discretely situated opposite Liverpool Street mainline station which serves commuters to and from the east of England, Hertfordshire and Essex. It is also just two minutes from Liverpool Street underground.

Why choose counselling in Liverpool Street?
Psychotherapeutic counselling offers a supportive space to examine your thoughts, feelings, and unwanted behaviours. Counselling is available by appointment in Liverpool Street where we offer a user-centred approach depending on your needs. Counselling can be helpful for a range of issues including loss, bereavement, stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and more. No G.P referral is required for confidential counselling. We have male and female therapists who work with trauma and addiction.

We are available 7 days a week to receive your enquiry

Therapy Fees:
Counselling sessions before 5 pm - 68.
Counselling sessions after 5 pm - 76.

"I can't recommend Louise enough. She listened and understood my issues and gave me the tools I needed to move forward in life. In our last session, we reviewed the goal notes from my first session, and she'd helped me check every box. Thank you!" 2018.

The foremost influential factor that determines the success of counselling is the relationship between the counsellor and the client.

"I was made to feel like a friend and not a patient as soon as I met Louise, she is very caring and professional. The sessions have been a great help." 2018

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Counsellors in Liverpool Street

Louise Harris
MBACP Registered

I work with many issues for which I provide counselling in the city of London. Such as counselling for depression, anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem and trauma. I am a Humanistic counsellor who also draws on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, commonly known as CBT...learn more.

"There's a stigma surrounding mental health in men, we're stubborn, we don't need help. But it's good to talk and Louise will help and guide you out of the dark, out of the fog and onto a path of positivity. You will never regret seeking help." Anonymous 2017

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How do counselling sessions work in Liverpool Street?

1. Contact a city of London counsellor.
By phone or email to explore your needs with Louise, which might lead to you book an initial counselling session in London.

2. Assessment/First Session
Discuss your concerns & explore expectations & goals.

3. Agree on a way forward
Discuss and agree on a way of working together.

4. Therapeutic Work
Counselling takes place. You are likely to regularly review with your counsellor how you are experiencing the therapeutic process.

It was my first experience of attending counselling, and my therapist Louise Harris made it a very comfortable and worthwhile process. Her professionalism made me feel relaxed and open fully about my life experiences which had brought me to the sessions. I found our sessions very helpful and insightful. I would recommend Harley Street Counselling and Training to anyone in need of confidential support.
Anonymous 2019.

Situated in the City of London, Bishopsgate, opposite Liverpool Street Station, EC2. We are within easy distance of Moorgate, Bank, Aldgate, Fenchurch Street, Old Street, Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Whitechapel.

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.

  • Signs and symptoms of dissociation
  • The feeling of being outside of your body, clumsiness, losing connection with all or parts of your body, significant stress, memory loss, distorted perception, anxiety, feeling numb or devoid of emotion, forgetfulness, and depression.

    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?
  • An experience was not expected and causes shock
  • An event was not acceptable & intentional – physically, emotionally, or socially.
  • The situation was unpreventable without preparation
  • The experience happened repeatedly

  • Examples of events that could lead to psychological trauma:

  • Abuse (physical, psychological, sexual and verbal).
  • Suffering from any form of abuse can contribute to low self-esteem, isolation, fear, depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, nightmares, lack of trust and self-destructive behaviour such as alcohol or drug use. You may have experienced suicidal thoughts and feelings of shame and worthlessness.

  • Emotional and psychological abuse
  • This form of abuse can be as destroying as physical violence, but harder to identify. The abusive process may unravel slowly; the abuser appears to be charming and leads the victim to feel wanted and desired. However, the abuse can be masked with affection, but become controlling and lead to intense, jealous behaviour.

  • Physical abuse
  • When a person intentionally causes harm or injury through physical contact or violence. Domestic abuse can be extremely damaging and can lead to hospitalisation or fatality.

  • Sexual abuse
  • Adults who have experienced sexual abuse (present and/or historical) may be pressured or forced to take part in a sexual act, endure unconsented touching or photographing. Historical child abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional/mental, exploitation and neglect.
    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.

  • Accident, physical injury or surgery
  • The shock of being involved in an accident, or witnessing one can cause a traumatic response, as can physical injury.
    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.

  • Community violence
  • Shooting, stabbing, fighting, mugging, burglary, bullying, physical or sexual assault. These can be frightening and life-threatening experiences. These can have a major effect on our lives.

  • Disastrous events
  • War and conflict as well as natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, floods and fires. These can all affect us both directly and indirectly.

  • Unexpected or violent death of someone close
  • Whether the death is by suicide, accident, caused by a crime, or serious illness. They can all have a traumatic effect.

    Any of the above examples can cause both emotional and physical symptoms for many years after the event if not dealt with.

  • Emotional and psychological symptoms
  • Anxiety and fear, anger and mood swings, confusion, shock, denial or disbelief, guilt, shame and self-blame. Feeling sad, hopeless or depressed. Withdrawing from others and feeling disconnected.

  • Physical symptoms of a trauma
  • Racing heartbeat, shaking, aches and pains, jumpy, edginess, fatigue, muscle tension, difficulty concentrating, and insomnia.

  • How therapy can help?
  • Counselling offers a supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings and enables you to make sense of your experience. You may be offered coping strategies to deal with painful experiences as well as understand the attachment and dependency issues of abusive relationships.

    Experience of Trauma Therapy
    EMDR Therapist Niall Crawley-Moore uses Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing protocols to help support you through a traumatic life experience. Contact Niall Crawley-Moore. who works as a psychotherapist in Liverpool Street, and as a counsellor in Tunbridge Wells.

    Our Counsellor, Louise Harris who a psychotherapist in Liverpool Street, can support you through re-establishing and empowering your self-esteem and to work through resulting trauma through counselling and more specifically, using the rewind technique as taught by Dr. David C Muss. Contact Louise Harris. who provides counselling and psychotherapy in Liverpool Street, city of London.

    Email us for psychotherapy in Liverpool Street. Contact a city of London counsellor.