Josephine Lofthouse - Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
You may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or ‘stuck’ in some way in your life. Or you may have had difficult experiences in the past, such as loss, trauma or abuse. I will work with you to explore the areas of your life which are causing difficulty or sadness, and to find a way forward. I can help you better understand unhelpful thoughts, behaviours and unconscious patterns which may be causing distress, and support you to adjust them to bring about lasting change. I am a relational counsellor, and work to build a strong, trusting relationship where you feel heard and are treated without judgement or prejudice.
I bring a lot of experience and sensitivity to my work, having worked with a wide range of issues. I work with children aged 9+ and adults. My integrative training encompassed developmental, psychodynamic, humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy approaches. This means that I can fit my counselling approach to your individual needs, and adjust as needed throughout our work together. I work with adults and young people aged 12 and over.
There are two main factors that predict success: you, and your relationship with your counsellor. It's really important that you find the right fit, so I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation for us to explore how we might work together and whether you feel we'd be a good fit. Please feel free to get in touch by phone or email to set this up.
I currently accept Aetna, Healix and Vitality health insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton
Registered Member BACP
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Integrative Counselling, University of Roehampton
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and Counselling Skills (Birkbeck University)
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I have experience of working in a variety of settings including the Priory, college settings, the voluntary sector and private practice.
Previously I worked at senior level in business in the UK and overseas, and have a strong understanding of how stress and work related pressures may affect our mental health. I have significant experience of living overseas and working across, and within, different cultures.
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
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
Supporting people with a terminal diagnosis.
Fees are as follows:
- I offer a free 15 minute assessment over the phone or by video to discuss your needs and if we can work together.
- I offer weekday daytime and evening appointments.
I accept Aetna, Healix and Vitality health insurance.
Concessions offered for
During this difficult time, I'm working online, on the phone and I am offering walk and talk therapy. Talking helps - I would love to hear from you.
My practice is in a peaceful location based in Godalming, close to both train and bus routes. Farncombe train station is a 5-minute walk away, Godalming station is a 15-minute walk away, and local parking is available. I am also on local bus routes. Please feel free to email me or give me a call if you have any questions you’d like to ask before arranging a consultation. The practice is convenient for Milford, Witley, Guildford, Puttenham, Shackleford, Eashing, Busbridge, Bramley, Chilworth, Wonersh, Shalford and Peasmarsh.