Joanna Buglass. BSc (Hons). AdvDip. Registered Member BACP
At times we all need a safe harbour, a place to pause and reflect on our lives. The name of my practice is ‘Space to Breathe’ for this very reason. At Space to Breathe my aim is to hear and value every person, to help you achieve your goals and discover your potential. Supporting people in the difficulties of life to heal and know that you are not alone. Helping clients experiencing the challenges of mental health issues to overcome and be free to live a fulfilling life.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Following completion of the Advanced Diploma in Counselling I continued to gain experience as a volunteer counsellor with the charity UCHM Huddersfield. I have since gone on to launch Space to Breathe, a small private counselling practice in the Bingley area.
I offer affordable 1:1 counselling in a safe and confidential environment for as long as each individual client needs. I offer counselling for individuals aged 18 and over.
I offer both short and long term counselling, depending on what is right for you. I would initially contract for six sessions and after this time we would review and agree how you would like to move forwards.
I work in an integrative way, mainly using a person centered approach with psychodynamic insight; however I also draw on additional tools such as mindfulness, gestalt, transactional analysis (TA), and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) depending on what is best suited to your needs. I am able to offer spiritual understanding rooted in my own Christian beliefs. Faith in-put in your counselling is optional and if this is something you would like, this can be discussed in our first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling. I have also completed a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree from the University of Birmingham.
I am committed to continuing learning to make sure that you are receiving the best possible care. As a member of the BACP, each year I complete a minimum of 30 hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
This has covered areas such as:
Adult Attachment Behaviour
Safeguarding for Vulnerable Adults and Children
Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Positivism, Optimism and Faith
Adapted Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT)
Multiplicity, Dissociation and DID
Trauma & The Body: Somatisation & Dissociation (PODS)
I hold a current Enhanced DBS Certificate and adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
I charge a fee of £35 per session (Note the initial assessment session is at a reduced fee of £20). Payments can be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments are available.
Types of client