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Josie Smith MBACP

Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70
07956 921264 07956 921264

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-judgmental, 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 Centered 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, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. I am available for private practice in Barnsley on Wednesday (day time only) and Thursday evenings. Please contact me to discuss availability. Please note I am currently unable to offer face to face counselling, so all my appointments are either online or on the phone.

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


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.

When I return to in person counselling, I charge £40 per 50 minute session, but offer £35 for students and low income households.

I offer a free consultation over the phone before booking in the first appointment. This lasts approximately 15-30 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.

South Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

If you require a downstairs room then please let me know when booking your appointment and this can be provided.


My appointments for private counselling are on Wednesday (day time) and Thursday evening.

Types of client

Older adults
Josie Smith MBACP

Josie Smith MBACP