Vikki Harris – Counsellor

About me:

Humanistic integrative Counselling based on person centred theory with insights from object relations to illuminate attachments and patterns of relating, the effect of childhood on the adult.

I can use cognitive exercises if needed for those with high levels of anxiety. I counsel adults and children. My specialism is Autistic Spectrum disorder and learning disability.My practice is also inclusive and can cater for those with physical disability too.

I am open to counselling for any adults and children covering most areas of general concern for example depression/ anxiety/ life crisis and bereavement, menopause, self esteem, anger management, caring and leaving care etc.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified at Diploma level in Therapeutic counselling and have training in counselling Children and Play work. I have experience and training in Autistic Spectrum disorders as well as challenging behaviour and learning disabilities.
I have a CBT qualification at level 3 and a diploma level in teaching in the life long learning sector. I am an accomplished musician/vocalist and run Musical mood magic sessions for people with SLD and Reminiscence activities for Elderly and dementia sufferers.

What are the benefits of Counselling?

The rare experience of exploring your thoughts and feelings with another person who is truly listening can relieve the sense that you are entirely alone with your problems. Counsellors develop a high level of unconditional positive regard and can literally listen to the things that others can’t.

Greater self-knowledge and understanding that can come out of counselling can enhance relationships, both within the person and with others. Also improve a sense of a person’s own choices, this can have a positive effect on self-esteem.

In the counselling sessions, I give the client space to explore various aspects of their life and feelings; they can talk freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with most of their friends or family. Feelings that have been bottled up, suppressed or buried such as anger, anxiety, grief, shame or embarrassment can become very intense if left unaddressed.

I help the person move from a position of self-doubt or insecurity to one where they feel more in control; to give back choice in their life and hopefully the confidence to use that choice.

I believe that we all have the potential to grow and change, already within us. The therapy is Humanistic at its base and holistic believing that our minds, bodies and emotions are connected.

Contact: 07946 343546