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About me

Welcome to my page. My name is Josh, I’m a qualified and experienced integrative Counsellor. As you’re looking for a therapist, I assume your Life is not where you want it to be right now. Things, perhaps, are just not ok.  Wherever you find yourself recovery is possible even if you don’t know where or how to start.
With us working together you will have the safety of the counselling space to explore the challenges you’re facing. Under your direction we would work collaboratively to improve management/coping/resilience skills and turn surviving into thriving.

I named my practice Roots because I believe strongly in the impact our childhood experiences, and past behaviours have on our current life positions. Consciously, or unconsciously, we act in a ways that were modelled to us at an early age and sometimes those lessons are incompatible with the person you've grown to be. Learning that these behaviours can be re-modelled for the life you're currently experiencing can bring about significant development and growth.

'The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence, the past is a place of learning, not a place of living' - Roy T Bennett.

One of the most important decisions in coming to therapy is choosing the right counsellor for you. Many profiles are similar and it can be difficult to choose. My advice is to make contact with a few and see how you relate to that counsellor. Investing in yourself is a fantastic way to look after you and I value your investment as much as you do.

Training, qualifications & experience

level 5 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) qualification

Bereavement Support

Place2be Children's Counselling Training

HIV/AIDS Awareness workshop

Working with Metaphor

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

There is availability throughout the week and weekends.

Guaranteed sessions online.

Outdoor sessions available for Durham/Newcastle region.

In person, therapeutic room option coming soon.

Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1

Type of session


Types of client

Young people

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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