Helen Mia Harris began studying the work of C. G. Jung at the Thomas Aquinas Academy in Sydney, Australia whilst running re-educational workshops on personal growth and self-development. She studied and received training at various institutes including the C. G. Jung Institute in Switzerland and the Tavistock and Portman (NHS Trust) in Britain as well as studying humanistic counselling, NLP, CBT, EMDR, existential psychotherapy and Lacanian psychoanalysis.
She has studied and continues to pursue an on-going academic and practical interest in creative writing, art house film, Polish Theatre and dance applying their uses in psychotherapy and personal development.
In addition to Helen’s Mia Harris’s private practice with Individuals, Couples and Groups, she’s had the privilege of working with and learning from patients in prisons, hospices, children’s homes and in various clinical settings including Guy’s Hospital and the Marie Curie Palliative Care Trust. Several years ago she began her work in a Naturopathic Hospice in Perth Australia where complimentary medicine, nutrition, massage for Cancer patients and storytelling was an essential part of the care based on the work of Rudolf Steiner.
Helen’s committed to helping people gain a sense of feeling emotionally free by understanding that it is in this whole process of “meeting and solving problems” that life has its meaning. Her sessions will help you acquire the tools to face conflict and misunderstandings and work through and solve them successfully whilst learning and growing in the process.
Helen is an accredited practitioner by The National Counselling Society and BACP registered, adhering to all accreditation guidelines.
An Emotionally Focused Approach to Marriage Counselling
Helen specialises in Couples and Marriage Therapy which has a focus on emotions and positive emotional outcomes. As a dedicated professional Helen has undertaken several Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes between 2012 to date, just on this topic alone. Many undertaken at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, WPF Therapy, The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), The Counselling Centre (Tunbridge Wells) and Psychotherapy UK. To name just a few:
- How to revive an emotional connection and attachment bond
- How to rekindle desire in a long term relationship
- The Neuroscience of Love and Attachment in the Couple Relationship
- Exploring Sexual Desire and Intimacy in the Couple Relationship
- Emotionally Focused Therapy with Couples
- N.L.P Life Coaching for Couples and Individuals
- Compulsive and addictive sexual behaviour: impact on the individual and couple
- Loving and Being Loved: The Art of Loving
- Sexual Arousal and Desire Issues in the Clinic
- ‘And thereby hangs a tale’: Narrative identity, change and therapy
- ‘Dangerous desire, inanimate attachment’: psychodynamics of addiction and recovery
- ‘Don’t go wasting your emotion’: An introduction to the psychology of emotions, normal and extreme
- Betrayal and the couple: Affairs, pornography and the internet
- Sex and the Brain – the neuroscience of love, sex and attachment
- Addiction as an Attachment Disorder: Attachment gone wrong
- Searching for the Beloved
- Adult Love and Loving Bonds: an outline of the theory and practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy with Couples