Mr John Harrison
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS15-02602
My experience of mental health has meant working with and helping a wide range of clients, some from local psychiatric services and reaching clinical outcomes. Many of the clients I have worked with have been diagnosed as anxious and / or depressed. Clients have reported feeling significantly better after 12 weeks of counselling, which has also been demonstrated in evaluations. Demonstrable outcomes may also include clients no longer requiring psychiatric medications or treatment by medical services, client’s no longer being at risk of harm to themselves or others, improved social and professional functioning.
I specialise in helping with relationship issues. Often this can mean relationships with others. But also, our relationships with ourselves. Typically, the two go hand in hand. This is considered improving one's interpersonal relationships.
I always seek client’s beneficence and respect client’s autonomy, maintaining trust, confidentiality and boundaries at all times. I work hard to understand the concerns that clients bring and I am aware of my responsibilities; I work with personal and professional integrity.
I am motivated and driven particularly in relation to mental health. I am passionate about it and have dedicated my working life to enhance others ability to help themselves.
- Qualifications & ExperienceI am a professionally trained and experienced Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist.
I have a wide range of experience over many years including training and practicing at Highgate Counselling Centre, working at The Counselling Foundation, Thurrock Mind and private practice. As-well as working as a Clinical Affiliate for various Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP’s). And as a Step 3 High Intensity Psychological Therapist for a number of IAPT services, (NHS).
This experience means being particularly focussed on client's presenting issues and difficulties. In order to be the most helpful I can be.
I hold a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Highgate Counselling Centre, London.
I participate in peer support programmes and undertake ongoing professional development, to ensure that my practice affords the best-informed care.
I am a British Psychoanalytic Council accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) practitioner http://www.d-i-t.org/.
I am an ambassador for the counselling profession. I am mindful of my responsibilities, I maintain trust and confidentiality at all times.
- What I can help with
- Ageing and related issues
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: fertility
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Parenting skills
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Sporting performance
- Languages Spoken