About Duncan Harris
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor who
has worked in a variety of settings spanning Third Sector
organisations including Mind, as well as Crisis Helplines
and The Scottish Executive. A diversity of experience
has helped me become an attentive listener, and facilitate
alternative perspectives with those I work with in therapy.
I have also spent a decade as an advisor, researcher and
consultant in Organisational Development and HR strategy
for global organisations.
Training & Qualifications
More than 6 years experience training in psychotherapy and counselling with The Philadelphia Association, The Westminster Pastoral Foundation, and The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis based in London. I have a Post Graduate Masters in Philosophy from Warwick University, and an Honours Degree from Durham University.
Experience with key issue
Each person has a unique life story, and should be treated as such. I have worked with clients affected by:
Relationship challenges & conflict
Gender & sexuality
Addictions and substance misuse
Obsessions & compulsions
I adhere to an inclusive and pluralistic understanding of psychotherapy which means taking a non-judgemental approach that recognises you and your context as the starting point for any therapeutic experience. My approach and training has been influenced by modern and classical practitioners and thinkers including Sigmund Freud, R.D. Laing, D.W. Winnicott, Jessica Benjamin, Julia Kristeva, Michel Foucault, Samuel Beckett, Franz Fanon and Judith Butler.
Stress & tension
Sexual and physical abuse
Self-harm and dysmorphia
Loneliness & isolation