Joy Hollingsworth - Registered Member MBACP

Joy Hollingsworth - Registered Member MBACP

Scartho Top


07810 833638

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Scartho Top


07810 833638

About me

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

Other Training

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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


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.

Further information

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

Grimsby, DN33
Grimsby, DN31

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Some immediate appointments are available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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