Sam Harris

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About this Service

I work with Children, Adolescents, adults and families who have come to counselling for a range of behavioural and emotional difficulties. My area of specialism is clients that have disabilities. The issues that may bring your Child/Adolescent are attachment, anger, , bullying, loss, transition, school refusal, trauma, sibling disability/Illness, parental mental health problems and addictions, anxiety, phobias, and parental separation. Children/Adolescents with mild to severe Autistic spectrum disorders, mild to severe learning disabilities mild to severe, deafness, Downs Syndrome, Speech & Language disorders, Dyslexia, and Neurological disorders. ODD, ADHD, Chronic pain.

Within my work I help your child/Adolescent understand about their internal world, their feelings and thoughts. I look at how this may affect their day to day life and make sense of what is happening around them. I offer confidentiality to your child /adolescent so they feel free to talk and share anything. I use a variety of techniques. Talking, playing, creative skills. My work is client led and your child/adolescent finds their own way of expressing their worries and feelings.

When working with adults I believe that we have an unconscious mind that holds everything we have experienced in life. Childhood and adolescent events can leave their imprint. Having specialized in child and adolescent psychology I can bring this knowledge and facilitate awareness on how this may influence any current problems. Areas that you may wish to explore; relationships, loss/bereavement, separation/divorce, anxiety/stress, panic attacks, depression, Low self esteem/confidence, illness/disability, eating problems, trauma, any area that you feel you would like support in exploring.

Family therapy can help parenting, step parenting breakdown in communication, blended families, bereavement, disability/illness, family re-location. family member with mental heath issues.

Experience, Focus Areas and Condition Specialisations

  • ADD and ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Child Related Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Eating Disorders
  • General Counselling
  • Health Related Issues
  • Mental Health General
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm

Therapeutic Approach

  • Brief Therapy
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Creative Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic

Main Client Groups

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Young People

Working Mode(s)

  • Home Visits
  • Long-Term, Face-to-Face
  • Short-Term, Face-to-Face
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Time-Limited

Qualifications

2012 WHCM (Anglia Ruskin University): Diploma of Higher Education Child and Adolescent Counselling Skills (Merit)

2009 WHCM (Anglia Ruskin University): Certificate of Higher Education Child and Adolescent Counselling Skills

2008 Braintree College: BTEC Further Counselling Skills Counselling and Social Psychology Counselling Case Studies

2006 Braintree College: BTEC PDC Adult Introductory Counselling Skills

Counselling and Developmental Psychology

1994 Braintree College: N.N.E.B Diploma

Identification

This practitioner prefers to be identified as: Counsellor

Ethical Framework

  • BACP

Address, Contact and Fees

Unit 2c Beehive Lane Works Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, CM2

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Accessible facilities

  • 01245 324909
  • 07867 561256

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Fees: £30-£40 (Concessions available)

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