Joe HarringtonAddiction counsellor
Are you unhappy with aspects of your life? Making the decision to attend counselling can be difficult and takes courage but the rewards can be immense. I believe in building trust with my clients where feelings can be considered and change can be explored in a safe and understanding environment.
I’m an empathic, non-judgmental counsellor; it's my mission to help you through your issues so that you can move on with your life.
I have gained my experience in the majority of the Essex drug and alcohol services and have also worked in residential treatment. I am currently the Chairman of the Essex Recovery Foundation, which is currently the largest addictions service in Essex. I have an addictions therapy degree from Bath University and I am part of the twelve step fellowships. I use Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person Centred, Family Therapy and Interpersonal Group Therapy. I am also Reiki Master and a qualified Yoga instructor and I’m able to offer you holistic therapy if needed.
I have my own personal experiences of mental health and addiction in the past. This has helped me to understand clients’ experiences and helps to choose the best techniques
I am eager to study further and develop my skills to better help my clients. I have regular supervisions and attend various professional training to keep my knowledge and skills up to date and in constant development
During these difficult times the need for counselling is more crucial than ever. I’ve undertaken additional training to support clients during and beyond Covid-19.
I will be offering online and telephone counselling, giving you the same experience as if we were meeting face to face. There are a few extra things to consider but we can discuss these during your first session.
The first session is an opportunity for you to discuss your requirements with me and for you to check that I'm the right person to help you.
It will be up to you how many sessions you would like to have and this is something we can discuss at your first meeting (as well as the frequency of your sessions)
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
£30 per hour
Training and qualifications
FDSC Addiction Therapy
Recent Courses and Workshops
Raj Yoga Foundation Diploma
Integral Yoga TT Training
Level 2 Mentor