Josie Smith MBACP

Josie Smith MBACP

South Yorkshire

07956 921264

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About me

I strongly believe we all have the capacity for healing, but sometimes this can be really hard; this is where counselling can help you to reconnect with what is most important to you, and to find your own sense of well-being. I offer a safe, warm, non-judgemental, compassionate and confidential space to explore anything that has brought you to therapy, helping you to achieve a greater understanding of self and work towards any personal goals you might have. My approach is humanistic, with a background in Person Centred Therapy and Transactional Analysis. This means that I will tailor my approach as best suited to each individual.

My specialism is working with trauma and all types of abuse, and I have a strong interest in how past can affect our present relationships, using Transactional Analysis. However I am happy working with a wide range of issues, or you may not really know what you want to work on, just that you need to talk, that is fine too!

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, to discuss your counselling needs and to see if we could work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered member of BACP

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling

BSc Psychology

Current post: I work at Sheffield Women's Counselling and Therapy service Monday and Tuesday, and am available for private practice in Barnsley on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please contact me to discuss availability.

Previous counselling experience: Volunteer Counsellor at Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service, Volunteer Counsellor at Wakefield College

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Accredited register membership


Each session lasts 50 minutes, I charge £40 per session, but offer £35 for students and low income households. I am also very happy to talk on the phone first to discuss your needs prior to making an appointment.

Couples counselling is £50 per session, lasting 50 minutes.

Further information

I practice from a health clinic in Barnsley, with comfortable waiting area and free car parking. Not far from Barnsley centre, but also just 5 minutes from j37 of the M1, so easily accessible from other areas. Please let me know if you require a downstairs room as this can be arranged.

Maps & Directions

Barnsley, S70

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


My appointments for private counselling are on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. I have some evening appointments available on Thursdays.

Types of client

Older adults