My name is Joanne Harris. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Minster Centre, NW6) and I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I offer short and long term work. Short term (6, 12, 18 , 24 sessions) can help to work through an immediate problem; long term (24 sessions onwards) is for shifting, resolving and healing sometimes core or deep parts of ourselves.
Integrative means that I incorporate different theoretical psychotherapeutic understandings in my work with clients (psychodynamic, humanistic, existential, body psychotherapy, attachment and relational).
With a background in teaching art history and cultural theory in higher education, I am also very aware of the social and cultural context we live in as human beings: the outer world and the inner world are not unrelated. Individuals living in a complex culture (London, UK) face many challenges as well as benefiting from great freedom and choice.
Additionally, I have a yoga teacher training and many years experience of yoga and meditation as a student and teacher. From this I am particularly interested in working with body issues – such as body image, or psychosomatic problems. Aside from a Scaravelli-inspired yoga teacher training, I have undertaken specialist trainings in meditation, Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga. I am therefore well equipped to help with stress and burnout, as well as anxiety and depression. See http://www.thinkfeelbe.co.uk for my yoga/restorative yoga work which may be an alternative to counselling depending on your presenting problem.
For me yoga was a fantastic grounding in mind and body integration yet it could not offer the relational healing that psychotherapy helps with. Through talking and regular weekly sessions, our relational wounds are highlighted, explored and healed.
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Call me on 07902922671 for an initial chat to see if I can help you