About me

Hello. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Life can be really tough at times.

I am a counsellor based at the New Media Centre in Wakefield. 

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and I work within their guidelines and 'Ethical Framework' for counselling professions. 

I offer a professional, confidential, respectful and non-judgmental space for you to discuss and explore whatever is troubling you. 

As a relational therapist, my objective is to work with clients to enable them to develop a better understanding of themselves. Practicing relationally allows me to integrate many theories and respond to an individual in a way that will be beneficial to them, my response is driven by the clients experience and their need. 

In the centre of my skills and practice is the quality of the therapeutic relationship which I believe is the most important part of therapeutic change. I have passion, motivation and self-belief that I can have a positive impact on others' lives and make a difference. 

A value and belief of mine is to make a real difference in other people's lives and help people achieve their long term goals. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Therapeutic Counselling. Leeds Beckett University. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Counselling. Leeds Beckett University.
  • The Awareness in Bereavement Care with Cruse. 
  • Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy training in working with attachment. 
  • Trauma and child sexual abuse training. 
  • 6 years experience working as a counsellor in the Well Women Centre 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

Additional information

£40 per session.. Each session lasts 50 minutes. 

Free initial telephone session.

Further information

It is important that you find a therapist that you are comfortable with and whose therapeutic approach is appropriate for your needs and therapy goals.

A short informal telephone call will be agreed upon initially. 

I can offer flexibility with times and days which includes evenings Monday to Friday. 

Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S72

Wakefield New Media Centre
3 West Parade
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 3RN

Type of session

In person
Jody Elms

Jody Elms