Josie Smith MBACP
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
Current post: I work at Sheffield Women's Counselling and Therapy service Monday and Tuesday, and I work for BSARCS on Thursday mornings. I am available for private practice in Barnsley on Wednesday (day time only), Thursday evenings and Friday mornings. Please contact me to discuss availability.
Previous counselling experience: Volunteer Counsellor at Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service, Volunteer Counsellor at Wakefield College.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Each face to face 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.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, I am currently offering telephone or online counselling at a reduced rate of £30 during this time. This can be arranged on an ad hoc basis whilst working from home is being enforced; please contact me for more 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.