Joy Archer Dip HE Counselling, BA (Hons), MBACP (Registered)

Joy Archer Dip HE Counselling, BA (Hons), MBACP (Registered)

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Albion Mills
Albion Road
BD10 9TQ

53A Great George Street
West Yorkshire

07984 029924

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Albion Mills
Albion Road
BD10 9TQ

53A Great George Street
West Yorkshire

07984 029924

About me

I came to counselling as a career change after working in teaching for 23 years. I have a special interest in relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, depression/anxiety and career counselling which comes partly from my own experiences and has been enhanced by relevant training. I work for a northern charity, specialising in two areas: career advice and drug and alcohol addiction.  My practice offers you the opportunity to explore your difficulties while reflecting on and reviewing your progress on an ongoing basis.

I am experienced in helping clients who have difficulties with :

  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • Abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Grief and Loss
  • Redundancy
  • Financial Worries
  • Workplace Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Anger Management
  • Addiction

Training, qualifications & experience


BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma HE Counselling and Human Relations
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Coping Skills
Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate
Certificate in Couples Therapy
Certificate in Supervision (inc. Organisational Supervision)
EFT L1&2
OCR Certificate in Counselling
NVQ 3 Health and Social Care
NVQ 6 in Careers Guidance and Development
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature
Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Member of BACP and BACP Workplace BACP  Accredited Voluntary Register.

Former member of NUT and NASUWT; current member of UNISON


I have completed training in bereavement and loss with Bradford Bereavement Support. I support the organisation by sitting on the Training and Supervision Subcommittee, and on the Management Committee as a trustee. I was elected Chair of the organisation in October 2013 . As well as delivering training workshops and CPD I take part in an ongoing programme of training and professional development in order to enhance my skills, and also receive regular professional supervision in order to explore ethical issues and ensure my fitness to practise. I have completed certificates in supervision and in couples therapy, and have recently completed a Level 6 diploma in career counselling and am currently attending a variety of workshops on psychosexual counselling. I am on the BACP accredited voluntary register.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

In addition to the areas mentioned above I have a particular interest in domestic abuse, family conflict  and in issues arising from bullying in the workplace. I have completed extensive study in the field of careers counselling theory and practice and am happy to see clients wanting to explore their employment options.

I am also interested in Aspergers Syndrome and in 2009 ran a social care workshop at an event organised by The Royal College of Psychiatrists, in order to make recommendations to parliament prior to the implementation of the Adult Autism Bill 2010.

I am taking on an increasing amount of couples work and am happy to see parents and children over the age of 11 together to explore family issues and conflict. I am currently developing my training in this area, with particular reference to sex-addiction and its impact on relationships.


Individuals £45

Couples £55

Students / unwaged £35

Further information

I offer evening and weekend appointments, and home visits by arrangement (subject to location and availability).

My premises are accessible via a lift to clients with mobility difficulties. For evening appointments free parking is available. Local bus services enable an easy commute from Shipley, Calverley and Horsforth to Albion Mills. Link to buses in Bradford here:

I am DBS checked and fully covered by professional indemnity insurance.

Link to my website:

Maps & Directions

Bradford, BD10 9TQ
Leeds, LS1 3BB

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Evenings and weekends only

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer professional supervision: evenings and weekends only. .

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