Josephine Thomas MBACP
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relational Group Therapy
Run Supervision Group
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
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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
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
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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||Yes|
I can see clients on the ground floor of my practice offices where there is an accessible bathroom.
Monday to Friday. My first appointment of the day is at 0800 hours, and the last appointment is 1930 hours.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training