MBACP, PGDip Couns
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Hello, I'm Josephine, I am a Therapeutic Counsellor and Coach based in Harrogate.
When life feels more difficult than usual it can be hard to know where to turn for support. Anxiety and depression, feelings of panic or being out of control can cause distress, make life feel unbearable.
If you're feeling lost, low, suffering anxiety and feeling unhappy I can help you find your way to deal issues, cope with difficult times and help you get the spark back in your life.
You don't have to pretend; you don't have to be "fine".
This is your space to breathe. I provide a safe environment to help you explore how you're feeling without being judged. I can help you understand what's going on, why you feel the way you do and explore ways of feeling better.
Face to face sessions are available and proving very popular. Remote sessions are available if that is going to be best for you.
I welcome any questions and I look forward to hearing from you.
Please visit my website www.space2breathecounselling.com
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 7 qualified, BACP Registered counsellor and therapist.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Level 7)
- University Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 5)
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP),
I work within their Ethical Framework and am professionally supervised.
Prior to setting up in private practice, I have worked as a counsellor at:
- York College - working with young people and adults
- Holy Rood House in Thirsk - working with young people and adults
- Just Be and Talking Space in Harrogate - working with adults
I have many years experience mentoring and coaching pupils, teachers and university students gained during my previous career in education.
I have been practicing as a counsellor for four years, in the voluntary sector and now in Private Practice. I have significant experience counselling young people (16+), adults and senior citizens, working with a wide range of issues.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD):
Working with Bereaved Clients; Life Coaching Certificate; Coaching Young People; Coaching for Mental Health; The Fusion Model (Integrating Counselling and Coaching; Solution Focused Brief Therapy; Women and Problem Gambling; CBT Essentials; Suicide Prevention; Safeguarding Children; Safeguarding Adults; Information Governance (GDPR).
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Lockdown related anxiety, loneliness, depression and distress
- Difficult decisions
- Work related stress and Burnout
- Ofsted, Depression, Anxiety, Bullying
- Exam and post-exam anxiety; school phobia
- Life Direction; Hopelessness; Lost
- Perfectionism and never feeling good enough
- Therapy through Creativity
From £40.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Remote sessions: £45 // Face to Face £55
Concessionary Rates for Students & Mental Health Workers:
Remote sessions: £40 // Face to Face £50
Payments are by bank transfer before each session.
The first session is an Initial Assessment and is free. I will ask you some basic questions and we will discuss your reasons for coming to counselling and the changes you would like to make. If by the end of the Initial Assessment we decide to work together we will discuss the practical aspects of our counselling contract (time of the sessions, cancellation, holiday etc.). Then we will decide when to meet again and take it from there.
When I work
10am to 7.00pm Thursday & Friday (last appt 6.00pm)
Please contact to discuss availability
Face to face sessions are currently suspended until further notice.
Please visit my website for more information www.space2breathecounselling.com