Josephine Callaghan - MBACP, Masters Diploma, BSc (Honours) Cert

Josephine Callaghan - MBACP, Masters Diploma, BSc (Honours) Cert

Yorkshire House
74 Town Street
Farsley
Pudsey, LEEDS
West Yorkshire
LS28 5LF

07504 052734

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Yorkshire House
74 Town Street
Farsley
Pudsey, LEEDS
West Yorkshire
LS28 5LF

07504 052734

About me

Welcome to my profile. I am a Relational Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Farsley, Leeds, providing a high quality Counselling Service for the people of Leeds; Horsforth, Bradford, Calverley, Stanningley, Pudsey, Farnley, Bramley, Drighlington and Gildersome.

I have experience of working short and long term with a wide range of problems in a variety of settings, including GP referrals, Private Practice and the Voluntary sector.  I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) which means I offer a high standard of professional care.

Sometimes life throws you challenges, you feel uncertain and unhappy, unable to think clearly.  Counselling provides you with the space to learn more about yourself, to work through your feelings and sometimes to make life changing decisions.

By providing you with a caring, non-judgemental and safe environment, you are able to learn new strategies to cope with the difficulties you face.  This enables you the freedom to grow and develop, to become more comfortable in the person you desire to be.  Whatever is important to you is important to me.

I realise taking the first steps to seek help can be difficult, so please feel free to call, e-mail or text if you have any questions about my service and I will happily respond to any questions you may have.  If you leave a message I will get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.

Client Comments:

"I would recommend Josephine to anyone! Coming to weekly therapy with Josephine helped me to strengthen my self-esteem......through working together, I feel in a better position in the future to walk away from destructive relationships.....it gave me time to think.....my life seems so much easier now!"

"Josephine was warm and caring....I never felt judged.....I was amazed at where my journey went...like I turned myself inside out and found a new me.....I also know I have support in the future if I need it, so I can work on any other issues as they come up, and that feels so good!"


My Therapeutic Approach

The model I am trained in is the Relational Approach.  This approach places relationships as essential to how we feel about ourselves, including the relationship between Therapist and Client.  This model adopts an integrative approach, underpinned by the warmth of the Person Centred Approach and incorporating Existential, Humanistic, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Attachment Theories.  I am therefore able to tailor my therapeutic approach to the individual needs of my clients.

Areas of Counselling I deal with:

My background in psychology has enabled me to understand the complexities of the mind and behaviour.  This has given me the ability to be empathic whilst working alongside complex presentations such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, risk issues, suicide, loss and bereavement, affairs and betrayal, bullying, childhood and life event trauma, stress, panic attacks, relationship problems, marriage difficulties and divorce, family problems, emotional abuse, work difficulties, self esteem, addictions, anger management and many other issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Masters Level Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Leeds Beckett University)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory (University of Leeds)
  • BSc (Hons) First Class Degree in Psychology (The Open University)
  • Certificate in Social Sciences (The Open University)
  • CTI Level 2 Counselling Training Programme (Joseph Priestley College)
  • Certificate in Mental Health First Aid
  • I have studied degree level modules on psychological interactions e.g. bullying and harrassent, alongside ethics.

I hold a full Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate.

I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover.

Training and Experience

My background experience includes working in the NHS for the past 15 years, alongside in the Higher Education Sector, including supporting students.  My experience in the Voluntary sector includes:

Home-Start, Leeds - visiting families in their own homes, supporting parents who often felt isolated, depressed and exhausted, struggling with the challenges that parenting brings.

Noah's Ark Adults and Childrens Counselling Centre, Halifax - Offering Counselling and Psychotherapy to the local community.

Bradford Bereavement Support - Working with individuals who have encountered issues of death, loss and grief.

I attend regular Clinical Supervision and am committed to my own Continuing Professional Development, attending relevant training and courses.

Training Courses include:

  • Certificate in Hard to Help Clients in Counselling
  • Certificate in Babies and Bonding
  • Certificate in Bereavement: Grief and Loss
  • Certificate in Defense Mechanisms and their part in the Bereavement Process
  • Certificate: Home-Start Volunteers Preparation Course
  • Certificate in working with Gays, Lesbians and Transgender
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness
  • Drugs and Alcohol Awareness
  • Training in Relaxation Techniques
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People Workshop
  • Self Harm Workshop
  • Working with Teenagers
  • Working with Families
  • Assertiveness Training
  • The Data Protection Act

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Individual Counselling: £40.00 per 50 minute session

Weekend Session: £50.00 per 50 minute session

Cash or cheque accepted for payment.

I realise taking the first steps to seek help can be difficult, so please feel free to call, e-mail or text if you have any questions about my service and I will happily respond to any questions you may have.  If you leave a message I will get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.

Further information

Premises

My practice is located in a safe, quiet, easily accessible building with adjacent parking.  Transport links via rail and bus are very good.

Availability

I am available to see clients during the day, evenings or weekends as follows:

Monday to Friday - 9:30 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday - By Arrangement

Maps & Directions

Pudsey, LEEDS, LS28 5LF

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday to Friday - 9.30am - 10.00pm Saturday and Sunday - By Arrangement

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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