Joy Hollingsworth - Registered Member MBACP
Hello. My name is Joy. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I believe that Counselling should be affordable for everyone and therefore charge a fixed fee of £25 per session for individual therapy or couples counselling.
We all experience problems and dilemmas at some point in our lives. Most times we can find a way through these, but occasionally we can feel overwhelmed, stressed and not sure what to do. At such times, counselling may help. Counselling allows you to explore your feelings and emotions, and reflect on what is currently happening to you. We can explore these issues in a private and non-judgemental way and enable you to identify alternative ways of moving forward with your life in a more positive way.
I am experienced in working with clients on a wide variety of issues, particularly specialising in handling those times when life becomes too much to bear; anxiety/panic attacks; bereavement and loss; family issues; and couples counselling. I principally use two forms of counselling - person centred counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy.
The counselling that I offer is usually open-ended, but can be flexible depending on your needs. It is important to me that you feel valued in the relationship. The building of an equal and trusting relationship is extremely important and I believe that everyone that I work with is an individual and value them as such.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Degree in Counselling Theory
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (Level 5) – Distinction
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Distinction
Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents – Distinction
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Reikki One – First Level in the Isui System of Natural Healing
Reikki Two – Second Level in the Isui System of Natural Healing
Introduction to Safeguarding Children Level 1 – Local Safeguarding Children Board
NCFE Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness
Sexual Violence and Abuse Awareness – It’s My Right (Blue Door)
Systemic Approach - Theory, Supervision and Workshops
“Personal Aspects of Attachment Theory – The Science of Family Bonds” – Lecture by Sir Richard Bowlby
Introduction to Solution Focussed Therapy (Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust)
Samaritans Initial Training Part One (Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Branch)
Introduction to the Use of Drawing in Therapy
I have also worked with a wide range of clients as a volunteer Counsellor for a number of organisations within the Grimsby area; including St Andrews Hospice and MIND. I am also a volunteer with Samaritans. Furthermore, I am a member of Navigo's Systemic Family Therapy team at Harrison House, where I work with families and couples.
In terms of my professional practice, I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework, and as such attend regular monthly supervision; hold a current and up to date Disclosure and Barring Service check; and am fully covered by Professional Indemnity insurance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
I currently charge £25 per session for individual and couples counselling if you attend my premises. A discount of 6 sessions for £125 is available if booked and paid for in advance (which equates to one free session). Student rates are £15 per hour, daytime only.
Counselling for corporate organisations are available for £25 (during day) and £30 (evenings) per session. Discounts for multiple clients and/or longer-term contracts may be available.
To make an appointment or discuss how I can help you, please contact me as follows:
Telephone: 07810 833638 (phone call or text)
If I am unable to respond immediately, then please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
With regard to my availability, some immediate appointments are available.
Please note that my counselling sessions last for one hour and take place in a private, comfortable room which is located away from my main house.
I currently practice from my own premises in Scartho Top, which has private off-street parking available and is accessible through local bus routes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Some immediate appointments are available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|