Celia Harris

Deputy lead addiction therapist


I have been in my own personal recovery for over 10 years now and I am very passionate about working with individuals struggling with addiction, helping facilitate their own path to recovery. Being an addictions therapist is highly rewarding. Working with people who are in crisis and despair is a privilege for me.

Position at Priory

Celia Harris completed her level 4 diploma in integrative counselling in 2017 at Stockport College. She went on to gain further qualifications specialising in addiction, before joining Priory later on that year. Celia is currently studying EMDR therapy and will be a fully qualified practitioner in November 2023.

Celia began her career at Priory Hospital Altrincham as a bank addictions therapist, working alongside a dedicated team of addictions therapists for a year before being successfully appointed as a permanent member of the therapy team.

In 2021, Celia became the deputy lead therapist for the addictions service at Altrincham, assisting the addictions manager in the delivery of high quality treatment and programmes, embedded in an evidenced-based philosophy, and supported by NICE guidelines.


Celia completed her level 4 diploma in integrative counselling in 2017. That same year she acquired an addictions diploma. She received a DBT diploma in August 2022 and will be a fully qualified EMDR practitioner in November 2023.

Celia is an accredited professional with The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society.


  • ABC level 3 certificate in counselling skills, Stockport College, January 2015
  • ABC level 4 Diploma in integrative counselling, Stockport College, October 2017
  • Addictions diploma 2017
  • Counselling concepts 2014 (Acorn Academy)
  • DBT diploma 2022
  • EMDR accredited practitioner ongoing (due to qualify November 2023)
  • National counselling and psychotherapy accreditation 2023