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 am available for private practice in Barnsley or Wakefield 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
I have two locations that I am able to work from. Wheelchair access is available at Barnsley, please specify if you require a downstairs room on enquiry.
In Barnsley I hire a room from a health clinic, 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.
In Wakefield I hire a room in a clinic, this also has a comfortable waiting area and parking, centrally located in Agbrigg, just a short walk from Sandal train station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Wednesdays and Thursdays at Barnsley, Fridays at Wakefield. Some evening appointments available, please ask on enquiry.
Types of client