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Beginning Counselling

Deciding to seek help and then choosing a counsellor can be a daunting prospect, especially if you are in emotional distress. I hope this website is helpful, however please don't hesitate to contact me directly to talk it through.

How it works

We would sit together in a quiet, confidential room at a private address. You are given the space to talk freely about whatever feels most important or troubling - this may be the events of the week, a difficult relationship, troubling thoughts, or dreams. By listening carefully to you your counsellor works to help you bring your true feelings to the surface, so that you can experience them and understand them.

Regular weekly sessions

A session is a weekly 50 minute appointment between the client and counsellor, at the same time on the same day. The regularity and frequency is important to the work, so deciding to attend counselling is a commitment. Counselling can last from a few months, a year or longer.


The cost for an initial consultation is £20. Thereafter fees for ongoing sessions vary from £20 per session, depending on your circumstances. We will discuss and agree a workable fee in the first session.

I do offer concessionary rates for students and clients who are on lower incomes. Fees are payable in cash or cheque at the end of the session.



What you say during your counselling is confidential, with the exception of:

  • If it's clear that you intend to severely harm yourself
  • If it's clear that you intend to harm someone else
  • If you pose a risk to children

Making the first appointment

It's not necessary to be referred by your GP to make an appointment. If you feel that you could benefit from the opportunity to talk frankly about your life call me to arrange an initial consultation. In this one-off appointment we can explore how counselling could help you, before deciding to begin regular weekly sessions.

John Harrison BA Hons PGDip MBACP - Psychodynamic Counsellor specialises in a wide range of counselling issues, including: Abuse. Abortion. Addiction. Adoption. Affair. AIDS. Angry feelings. Anxiety. Bereavement. Bullying. Cancer. Change. Children. Childbirth. Confidence. Dementi.a Depression. Depressed. Disabilities. Domestic violence. Divorce. Eating disorders. Eczema. Feelings. Gender identity. HIV. IBS. Infertility. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Life choices. Lonely. Mental health. Migraine. Mood. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. OCD. Panic attacks. Paranoid. Personality disorders. Phobias. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD. Pregnancy. Psychodynamic. Relationships. Schizophrenia. Self harm. Self esteem. Separation. Sexuality. Sexual issues. Stress. Suicidal thoughts. Trauma. Work related issues.

Areas covered: Dagenham East London London Essex Newham Havering Barking & Dagenham Becontree Redbridge Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest Hackney Buckhurst Hill Chigwell Wanstead Forest Gate Manor Park Stratford Leyton Leytonstone West Ham East Ham Ilford Newbury Park Seven Kings Redbridge Barkingside Goodmayes Beckton Barking Rush Green Gidea Park Romford Havering Hainault Harold Hill Hornchurch Upminster Purfleet Harold Wood Collier Row Theydon Bois Woodford South Woodford Woodford Green Marks Gate Aldersbrook Plaistow Canning Town Homerton Loughton Lambourne Abridge Stapleford Abbotts Beacontree Heath Averley Rainham Wennington Brentwood South Ockendon Thurrock Grays Dartford Chipping Ongar Epping Chadwell Heath Tottenham Walthamstow Upton Park Cranham