Josef Greenfield - CBT Therapist & Counselling Psychologist
Hello my name is Josef, thank you for coming through to my profile.
Whatever difficulty you are facing I am here to help. As you read through my profile you will see I will adjust my approach to what suits you to obtain the best results. If you have any questions about anything please don't hesitate to contact me.
I offer help to people with all types of problems: anxiety or depression, or who feel stuck in their lives, or have relationship issues and want to make changes.
All therapy begins with an accurate and complete assessment which means that you can take the time to be understood and explain your difficulties. This may take one session but can sometimes extend over two sessions. In this stage of therapy we explore exactly what has occurred, how it has affected you and the reasons you come to therapy.
Accurate assessment leads to satisfactory understanding that informs the method we adopt to work together. We will agree how you wish to proceed and share a collaborative understanding about the rationale and methods we adopt.
SHORT TERM THERAPY (4-16 SESSIONS).
I can offer short term cognitive behavioural therapy. This is an evidence-based therapy that is simple, straight-forward and focussed. The approach works by attending to difficult emotions and distress primarily through working with methods to create more helpful thinking and behaviour.
LONG-TERM THERAPY (16+ SESSIONS)
Commences with a thorough exploration of problems at the outset but may take a very different format and style to CBT. It is considered more exploratory and expansive with less prescriptive methodology.
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Understanding the working methods of CBT or counselling
This is very effective for anxiety problems such as general anxiety from worrying, OCD, panic, social anxiety, phobias, low self-esteem and lack of confidence. It is also effective for tackling depression and low mood and any aspect of relational difficulties. It is very helpful for approaches to motivational and confidence issues including procrastination, study, interview techniques and generally enhancing performance. It’s especially useful when there is an easily identifiable problem and when a person does not especially wish to explore issues from the past. The aim within CBT is to enable you the client to utilise and develop your own mastery in applying CBT for yourself. The more effective it is, the sooner you should be ready to end therapy.
This 'talking therapy' has developed to support people 'talk through' and 'explore' their difficulties. It is based in a non-judgemental relationship and founded on the capacity of the therapist to offer sensitivity to ways that enhance a therapeutic relationship with the client.
It is non-directive and does not orientate itself towards specific goals. It is a process-driven method to uncover meanings and directions with a client.
Non-directive means that the therapist does not offer their values or judgements.
It is the client who establishes for themselves if and what they would like to change; and if and how they wish to achieve this.
Psychodynamic understanding is the conceptual map I use for this process. This means that understanding early and developmental experiences and in particular the influence of relationships may offer immense insight to the current functioning of a person.
Both methods involve:
A safe therapeutic relationship and prioritise your opportunities to explore self-understanding and the capacity for self-determination and assertiveness.
In therapy we will utilise a holistic view on mental health to develop clear understanding and accuracy about the psychological causes and consequences in your life.
With an outlook towards change, development and growth, I utilise ideas of improvement cycles which recognise acceptance of realistic positive health and its potential for wellbeing.
Making changes safely
My experience of therapy is that progress and change come within the context of an open, honest and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship. Like all Counselling Psychologists (BPS) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (BABCP) I am bound by strict ethical codes of conduct. I can provide copies of these on request and explain them when we meet.
If any of this information is unclear and you wish to enquire more about approaches and know more from the outset about the best approach for you - then please don't hesitate to contact me with your questions.
If you think that I may be able to help you or if you would just like to find out more about anything I mentioned, or therapy in general, you are welcome to contact me without obligation. Please email in the first instance usually.
It is entirely free of charge to make an enquiry and talk on the phone.
I can offer extensive experience and a qualified professional outlook to help you make decisions that you feel comfortable with.
I provide face to face clinics in Holt and Aylsham town centres.
I can also offer experienced Skype or telephone counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a therapist since 2007, my qualifications are:
- As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol), University of Roehampton 2010: BSc; PgDip; MSc; PgDip in Practice. I am fully accredited with the British Psychological Society, (BPS).
You can check my membership here: https://www.bps.org.uk/public
- I am registered with and accredited with the Health Professions Council (HCPC). This body regulates the entire range of psychological and other professions (clinical, educational, sports psychologists etc).
You can check my membership here: https://www.hcpc-uk.org
- As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP) University of Exeter 2013:
Post Graduate Diploma in CBT. I am fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP).
You can check my membership here: http://www.cbtregisteruk.com/Default.asp
1. In the NHS for adults of all ages: 2010-2013
2. Working with young adults (16-25): 2007-current
3. Working for King's College London, world leading university: 2013-2016
4. Working with children aged 11-18 in an international school 2017-2018
5. Private practice, ages 8-80: 2010-current.
I have a degree in Psychology (University of Leeds, 1985) and later I completed an extensive 4-year postgraduate training programme at the University of Roehampton to become a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. This required the completion of 2 Postgraduate Diplomas and a Masters (MSc) qualification, which achieved a distinction.
In my clinical experience I have worked with adults of all ages, children and young people, across a range of health care settings including the NHS for three years, the voluntary sector, an international school in Malaysia and a youth counselling centre.
If you wish to have an informal discussion please contact me by phone, (or email to let me know when convenient to talk). Do not leave voicemails: send a text please!
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Family problems
- Grief, loss, bereavement
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£60 per session - sessions last one hour.
I can offer reduced rates to those who have limited means.
I offer clinical supervision - please ask.
I also offer clinical supervision to trainee CBT therapists, psychologists and trained counsellors.
I can provide schools, groups and organisation psycho-educational courses, workshops or programmes on issues including: anxiety; academic/exam performance; exam stress/anxiety; depression; procrastination; mindfulness; adoption; resilience and other topics.
All counselling I undertake is governed by a confidentiality agreement and fully supervised through the BPS and BABCP. I undertake clinical supervision once per month to guide practice.
As a registered and Chartered Counselling Psychologist I fully subscribe to the Code of Ethics of the British Psychological Society.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|