Josie Smith

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Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S74
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

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 £45 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 £40 for low incomes and students.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My appointments for private counselling are on Wednesday (day time) - face to face only - and Thursday (day time - face to face & 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.

Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S74

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Josie Smith
Josie Smith