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About me

There are times in our lives that we hesitate to share our inner thoughts and feelings, or keep our problems and painful experiences, anxieties, or worries from our friends, loved ones, and family.  In times like these, it is helpful to talk things out in confidence to someone who will listen without being judgemental or critical, but will be there to offer a tentative ear with empathic understanding, with a genuine care, warmth and respect.

I offer Client-Centred Therapy which is non- directive but I work in collaboration with clients.  I provide a confidential individual counselling service and a safe place to talk, where you are free to explore your thoughts and feelings in confidence about anything you want to bring into counselling.

Assuring that I will be here for you, I will not give advice. On the contrary, I seek to listen with compassion and understanding as you share your experiences and life struggles, promising to accept you, not to judge you, facilitate the process, and provide comforting companionship on your journey.  I am passionate in supporting clients, providing support in reaching their own potential and to promote growth and healing.

Apart from face to face, telephone and video counselling, I also offer outdoor therapy: 'walk and talk'.

Furthermore, if you are interested to know my other passions outside work:  nature, music and art. I like musical theatre, comedy gala, yoga and tai chi. I also delights in sightseeing, outdoors, travelling, gardening and spending time with my family.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling, Diploma of Higher Education in Person-Centred Counselling, BS Psychology, Certificate in Counselling Skills, Bereavement Training Course, Brief Intervention Counselling, Expressive Art Therapy, Domestic Abuse, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Training.

I have been a volunteer counsellor to various charity organisations upto the present time; thus, I gained diverse experiences in dealing with complex issues such as loss, grief, self-worth, drug and alcohol misuse,  and those listed below in the areas and other areas of counselling I deal with.

I continually attend monthly supervision and I attend CPD (Continuing Professional Development) regularly by enrolling courses online that are beneficial to my counselling work.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Despair
  • Family issues and relationship
  • Fears
  • Health Issues
  • Hopelessness
  • Isolation
  • Life Changes, Events and Transition
  • Nostalgia
  • Retirement
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Worries

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees: £40 per 50 minutes session (it is negotiable depending on your circumstances). 

First initial 30 minutes appointment is given free of charge.  

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am free Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-2pm, 7pm-10pm and Thursdays from 7pm-10pm.   Availability can be arranged.

Further information

Please don't hesitate to give me a call, or drop me an email for enquiry, or book for your free first initial 30 minutes appointment; then, we can talk about what you want to get out from counselling, and find out if we can work together.  If you're happy to continue, will set up your first session, and we can arrange together how often you want to have the session: weekly or fortnightly, or even once a month.  I offer short term and long term therapy.

Tel. No: 07595343270  or Email: joestrella.stillwatercounselling@yahoo.com

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

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.

Room is wheelchair accessible. Free Car Park and Disabled Car Park in Venue PO14.

Languages offered

Tagalog/Filipino

Other Filipino languages such as Ilonggo/Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Josephine Estrella, Registered Counsellor MBACP

Josephine Estrella, Registered Counsellor MBACP