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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 10th January 2022

About me

Hello,  As a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and supervisor I can offer an initial 40 minute consultation without charge for you to discuss what you might want from therapy and for you to see if I am the right person for you to work with. My practice offers therapy in a very private, safe, professional setting at my centrally located office on Blackwater Road, a short walk from the station and the town centre. I offer appointments during the day and in the evenings.

Here in complete confidence and without being judged, we can explore together areas of your life that you may want to reflect on or change. 

I am a Member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists and work to their code of ethics.

I am also a Registered & Approved Adoption Counsellor (Link Registration 59921). Under 2005 adoption legislation only registered adoption counsellors can work with clients who require counselling around adoption related issues.

I am a qualified Supervisor and can offer 1:1 supervision to qualified or training counsellors/psychotherapists.  If you are interested in participating in a group for your supervision please contact me for more details.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons), Dip, Counselling
Professional Certification in Trauma Therapy, Advanced Clinical Practice, Couples Counselling
Registered Adoption Counsellor
Cruse Bereavement Certified
Cruse Bereavement Supervision Certified

I have worked with young people as a Student Counsellor, I have specialised experience working with self harm and low self esteem with 16 years upwards.

Working in Relational Therapy Group
Assertiveness, Anger & Stress Management Trainer

Samaritans charity trained and trainer. Extensive experience of working offering telephone support for a National Charity of whom I was a Trustee.

Member organisations


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

Relational Group Therapy

Business Psychology

Run Supervision Group

Photos & videos


Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Initial Consultation of 40 minutes Free of Charge
One to One Session for 1 hour £45-£50 per session

Couples Session for 1 hour £60-£70

90 minute sessions available for couples


Monday to Friday. My first appointment of the day is at 0800 hours, and the last appointment is 1830 hours.

Further information

I work as a humanistic integrative counsellor and psychotherapist.  I am trained in several distinct therapeutic models of counselling and psychotherapy that are used together. The humanistic approach encourages people to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions.  The emphasis is on self development and achieving one’s potential.

These include Roger’s person centred model, transactional analysis (TA) and Gestalt. Importantly, sitting alongside these approaches is the principal common factor of effective counselling, the relational therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor.

To find out more about the various listening therapy models and process of counselling go to the BACP’s helpful site at :http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/

This may seem a lot to take in and we can talk more about what you are looking for from counselling if you contact me. I look forward to hearing from you

Other experience

I work with clients of all ages and a broad range of issues including adoption, bereavement, loss, stress, anxiety, and depression.

I spend a lot of my time working with young adults from 16 years onwards particularly in the areas of self harm and low self esteem.

I also hold professional graduate and postgraduate qualifications in Management in the Voluntary & Charitable Sectors from Sussex University, in Art History, English & Journalism


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.

I can see clients on the ground floor of my practice offices where there is an accessible bathroom.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision available.

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Josephine Thomas

Josephine Thomas