Joy Archer Dip HE Counselling, BA (Hons), MBACP (Registered)
I came to counselling as a career change after working in teaching for 23 years. I have a special interest in relationship issues, separation and divorce, 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 :
- Self Esteem
- Grief and Loss
- Financial Worries
- Workplace Issues
- Domestic Violence
- Anger Management
Training, qualifications & experience
QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
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)
OCR Certificate in Counselling
NVQ 3 Health and Social Care
NVQ 3 Leadership and Management
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
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 counsel an increasing number of clients who work as teachers or in other educational roles. With my experience of and continued interest in education I can offer perspective, understanding and support beyond that of most therapists.
I am also interested in Aspergers Syndrome have facilitated 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. As Diversity Champion in my company I am more than happy to discuss issues relating to protected characteristics and the Equality Act 2010. I also deliver regular training in the equality and diversity arena.
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 difficulties such as communication issues and conflict. I have many years of experience facilitating group work as well as couples interventions. I have set up and facilitated groups supporting vulnerable adults: especially men at risk of suicide. I can also offer a range of training and workshops - some of which could be delivered in the day time by prior arrangement. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Students / unwaged £35
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: http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/bradford/journey_planning/timetables/index.php?going_to=BD10+9TQ&depart_from=Bradford+Interchange&operator=2&page=1&redirect=no
I am DBS checked and fully covered by professional indemnity insurance.
Link to my website: http://www.personcentredcounsellingservices.com/
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings and weekends only
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer professional supervision: evenings and weekends only. .View supervision profile