Joseph Gale Burns
Whatever challenges you face, it can be a huge help to have a skilled and experienced counsellor to talk with, resolve issues, gain clarity, and work out what to do next.
Seeing a counsellor can feel a big step. Come and have a first session, and see if we can work together; counselling is a partnership, with two people sorting out one person's challenges.
I have worked in an NHS surgery and many other settings, so am used to handling many issues, whether of individual or couples. I am usually able to make counselling accessible to people of all backgrounds and heritages, whether this is your first session, or you have been in counselling for while.
Continued work, whether long or short term, can help you understand your challenges, feel more, and distinguish between the past and the present difficulties, allowing you to find a way ahead.
I also offer supervision to counsellors.
"A chance to talk things through, and some helpful insights from Joseph, have enabled me to resolve many problems" Olga Kelly
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a highly experienced counsellor, with over 35 years practice. I use a flexible approach depending on your needs, but make use of extensive experience and training in Re-Evaluation Counselling, Humanistic psychology, and Person-centred approaches.
I am a full accredited member of the UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (equivalent to UKCP registration), and abide by their code of conduct and complaints mechanism.
I have worked for many years in a GP practice, a complementary health centre, and in private practice, and have overseen the Counselling and Welfare Services of an acute hospital as an NHS non-executive director.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40-£60 a 50 minute session, depending on financial circumstances (for you to assess yourself).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have supervised within my own modality for many years, and now offer supervision to different counselling groups and individuals.