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Josephine Callaghan:MBACP PGDIP, BSC(HONS) PSYCHOL, COUNSELLOR & PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Pudsey, Leeds LS28 & Bradford BD2
07504 052734 07504 052734

About me

Welcome. I am a BACP Registered, highly qualified and experienced Relational Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the aim of helping individuals and couples to gain a more coherent sense of self.

My private practice in Farsley, Leeds, provides a safe space for individuals and couples to explore and work through their issues and difficulties. Many client recommendations have helped me build my practice; offering you assurances I am a practitioner of the highest, caring quality.

My background experience includes working in the NHS, the Higher Education and Voluntary sectors, GP referrals and Private Practice. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), therefore offering you the highest standard of professional care.

FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

ONLINE AND TELEPHONE THERAPY

I offer online therapy for Individuals and Couples using Skype, Whatsapp and Zoom. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding Online and Telephone therapy.

Helping You To Understand Yourself

Sometimes life throws you challenges, you feel uncertain and unhappy, unable to think clearly and find a way to move forward.

Counselling provides you with the space to learn more about yourself, to work through and make sense of your thoughts and feelings and sometimes to make life changing decisions. Some clients do not have a clearly defined problem, they simply feel lost, directionless and desperately need to find meaning in their lives.

By providing you with a caring, non-judgemental and safe environment, feeling heard and deeply understood, you are able to explore your difficulties and find new ways of being, learning new strategies to cope with the difficulties you face. This enables you the freedom to grow, to develop new and more fulfilling relationships with yourself and others, to become more comfortable in the person you desire to be.

Why Me?

My academic background includes a BSc First Class Honours Degree in Psychology, a Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory from The University of Leeds, a Masters Level Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Leeds Beckett University, a Certificate in Working with Couples and a Clinical Diploma in Supervision from The Leeds Centre of Psychological Development. Gaining my psychotherapeutic training from High Quality establishments has given me the knowledge and experience to help you with your difficulties. Additionally, my background in psychology has enabled me to understand the complexities of the mind and behaviour.

I have a wealth of experience working short and long term with a wide range of problems e.g. anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement and trauma, in a variety of settings. My psychotherapeutic post graduate training is underpinned by a BSc First Class Honours degree in Psychology, providing me with a deep understanding of psychological processes, e.g. Child Development, Attachment Theories, Neuroscience, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology, Trauma and Memory Systems, futher helping me to understand the struggles life can bring us and how they affect our well-being. This helps to inform my practice, tailoring my work to the individual needs of each client. Whatever is important to you is important to me.

I am trained in the Relational Approach which places relationships as essential to how we feel about ourselves, including the relationship between therapist and client. This integrative approach allows us to explore the impact of historical and new influences upon current relating and learn new strategies to cope with the difficulties we face.

Couples Counselling

Specialist training in Couples Counselling at the Leeds Centre for Psychological Development has enabled me to understand the difficulties some couples encounter in their relating. I work with couples that are distressed, discouraged and disconnected. Together, we can explore your relationship history and begin to piece together the reasons that the emotional and physical intimacy began to decline; whether that leads to helping to rebuild an empathic, fulfilling and connected relationship; or a pathway of separation.

Bereavement Counselling

Specialist training working with loss, death and grief, gained whilst working at the Bradford Bereavement Support Centre.

I realise taking the first steps to seek help can be difficult, so please feel free to call, e-mail or text if you have any questions about my service and I will happily respond to any questions you may have. If you leave a message I will get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.

Client Comments:

"I would recommend Josephine to anyone! Coming to weekly therapy with Josephine helped me to strengthen my self-esteem......through working together, I feel in a better position in the future to walk away from destructive relationships.....it gave me time to think.....my life seems so much easier now!"

"Josephine was warm and caring....I never felt judged.....I was amazed at where my journey went...like I turned myself inside out and found a new me.....I also know I have support in the future if I need it, so I can work on any other issues as they come up, and that feels so good!"


My Therapeutic Approach

The model I am trained in is the Relational Approach.  This approach places relationships as essential to how we feel about ourselves, including the relationship between Therapist and Client.  This model adopts an integrative approach, underpinned by the warmth of the Person Centred Approach and incorporating Existential, Humanistic, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Attachment Theories.  I am therefore able to tailor my therapeutic approach to the individual needs of my clients.

Areas of Counselling I deal with:

Counselling provides you with the space to learn more about yourself, to work through your feelings and sometimes to make life changing decisions. Challenging areas in relating may include: depression, anxiety, trauma, risk issues, suicide, loss and bereavement, affairs and betrayal, bullying, childhood and life event trauma, stress, panic attacks, relationship problems, marriage difficulties and divorce, family problems, emotional abuse, work difficulties, self esteem, addictions, anger management, work related problems and many other issues.

Premises

My practice is located in a safe, quiet, easily accessible building with adjacent parking. There is a reception area and toilet facilities. Transport links via rail and bus are very good.


Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Masters Level Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Leeds Beckett University)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory (University of Leeds)
  • BSc (Hons) First Class Degree in Psychology (Accredited by the British Psychological Society)
  • BACP Accredited Diploma in Supervision - Leeds Centre for Psychological Development
  • Certificate in The Social Sciences (The Open University)
  • Certificate in Working With Couples (Leeds Centre for Psychological Development)
  • CTI Level 2 Counselling Training Programme (Joseph Priestley College)
  • Openings: Living in a Changing Society (The Open University)
  • Certificate in Mental Health First Aid
  • Certificate In The Social Sciences (The Open University)
  • Degree level modules on psychological interactions e.g. bullying and harassment, alongside ethics.

BSc (Hons) Degree Psychology Modules:

  • An introduction to the Social Sciences.
  • Exploring Psychology Project: Memory Systems
  • Child Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Biological Psychology: Exploring the Brain
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Ethics in Real Life.

I hold a full Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate.

I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover.

Training and Experience

My background experience includes working in the NHS for the past 15 years, alongside in the Higher Education Sector, including supporting students.  My experience in the Voluntary sector includes:

Home-Start, Leeds - visiting families in their own homes, supporting parents who often felt isolated, depressed and exhausted, struggling with the challenges that parenting brings.

Noah's Ark Adults and Children's Counselling Centre, Halifax - Offering Counselling and Psychotherapy to the local community.

Bradford Bereavement Support - Working with individuals who have encountered issues of death, loss and grief.

I attend regular Clinical Supervision and am committed to my own Continuing Professional Development, attending relevant training and courses.

Training Courses include:

  • Certificate in Hard to Help Clients in Counselling
  • Certificate in Mental Health First Aid
  • Certificate in Babies Brains and Bonding
  • Certificate in Bereavement: Grief and Loss
  • Certificate in Defence Mechanisms and their part in the Bereavement Process
  • Certificate: Home-Start Volunteers Preparation Course
  • Working with people who identify as Gay, Lesbian and Transgender
  • Certificate in Counselling Couples
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness
  • Drugs and Alcohol Awareness
  • Training in Relaxation Techniques
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People Workshop
  • Self Harm Workshop
  • Working with Teenagers
  • Working with Families
  • Assertiveness Training
  • The Data Protection Act
  • Sage & Thyme: Foundation Level Workshop: Listening and responding to people who are worried or distressed
  • Unconscious Bias Training, The NHS

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Individual Counselling: £55:00

Couples Counselling: £70:00

Online and Telephone Counselling: £55:00

Trainee Counsellors welcome.

All sessions are 50 minutes.

Cash, Cheque or BACS accepted for payment.

Supervision:

BACP Accredited Diploma in Supervision at the Leeds Centre for Psychological Development. Taught element completed 2019. I am now meeting with Supervisees to complete the practical element of this course. Due to my trainee Supervisor status, I am now offering reduced fee Supervision to trainee and qualified Counsellors whilst I complete the practical element of this course.

Online & Telephone Supervision

I offer online Supervision using WhatsApp, Skype and Zoom. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding Online and Telephone Supervision.

If you are looking for Supervision with a very experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist please feel free to get in touch.

I realise taking the first steps to seek help can be difficult, so please feel free to call, e-mail or text if you have any questions about my service and I will happily respond to any questions you may have.  If you leave a message I will get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Premises

My practice is located in a safe, quiet, easily accessible building with adjacent parking.  Transport links via rail and bus are very good.

Availability

I am available to see clients both daytime and evening.
Monday to Friday - 9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday - By Arrangement

Bradford
BD2

Yorkshire House
74 Town Street
Farsley
Pudsey, LEEDS
West Yorkshire
LS28 5LF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday to Friday - daytime and evening appointments: 9:30 am - 9:00 pm. Weekends by arrangement.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

As a Relational Integrative Clinical Supervisor my intention is to provide an interpersonally focused relationship that facilitates the development of your ability and confidence as a Practitioner.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Josephine Callaghan:MBACP PGDIP, BSC(HONS) PSYCHOL, COUNSELLOR & PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Josephine Callaghan:MBACP PGDIP, BSC(HONS) PSYCHOL, COUNSELLOR & PSYCHOTHERAPIST