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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 24th October 2021

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 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 experiences 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 Online and Telephone Counselling

Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling

BSc Psychology

Current post: I work part time at Saffron (Sheffield Women's Counselling and Therapy Services). I am available for private practice on Wednesdays (day time only, face to face) and Thursdays (face to face - day time only, and online appointments - evening only).

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


From £35.00 to £40.00

Additional information

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

I currently offer two options; online or face to face.  The cost is £40 for each appointment, lasting 50 minutes. Appointments are usually weekly at the same time and day each week; this can be discussed and arranged in the initial consultation over the phone.

I can offer a concessionary rate of £35 for low incomes and students.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

My appointments for private counselling are on Wednesday (day time) - face to face only - and Thursday (day time - face to face, afternoon/evening - online).

Further information

I am offering face to face appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays (day time only). I can offer online appointments on a Thursday evening.

South Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Josie Smith MBACP

Josie Smith MBACP