Joy Hollingsworth - Registered Member MBACP
Hello. My name is Joy. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I believe that Counselling should be affordable for everyone and therefore charge a fixed fee of £25 per session for individual therapy (reduced to £20 per session for Counselling trainees); £30 for couples counselling; and £35 for corporate organisations. I can now offer Counselling Supervision training for £35 per 1.5 hour session (reduced to £30 for Counselling trainees).
We all experience problems and dilemmas at some point in our lives. Most times we can find a way through these, but occasionally we can feel overwhelmed, stressed and not sure what to do. At such times, counselling may help. Counselling allows you to explore your feelings and emotions, and reflect on what is currently happening to you. We can explore these issues in a private and non-judgemental way and enable you to identify alternative ways of moving forward with your life in a more positive way.
I am experienced in working with clients on a wide variety of issues, particularly specialising in handling those times when life becomes too much to bear; anxiety/panic attacks; bereavement and loss; family issues; and couples counselling. I principally use two forms of counselling - person centred counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy.
The counselling that I offer is usually open-ended, but can be flexible depending on your needs. It is important to me that you feel valued in the relationship. The building of an equal and trusting relationship is extremely important and I believe that everyone that I work with is an individual and value them as such.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Degree in Counselling Theory
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (Level 5) – Distinction
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Distinction
Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents – Distinction
Diploma in Creative Therapy - Distinction
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Supervision Diploma Course - Distinction
Reikki One – First Level in the Isui System of Natural Healing
Reikki Two – Second Level in the Isui System of Natural Healing
Introduction to Safeguarding Children Level 1 – Local Safeguarding Children Board
NCFE Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness
Introductory Transactional Analysis 101 Course
Sexual Violence and Abuse Awareness – It’s My Right (Blue Door)
Systemic Approach - Theory, Supervision and Workshops
“Personal Aspects of Attachment Theory – The Science of Family Bonds” – Lecture by Sir Richard Bowlby
Introduction to Solution Focussed Therapy (Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust)
Samaritans Initial Training Part One (Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Branch)
Introduction to the Use of Drawing in Therapy
I have also worked with a wide range of clients as a volunteer Counsellor for a number of organisations within the Grimsby area; including St Andrews Hospice and MIND. I have also been a volunteer with Samaritans. Furthermore, I am a member of Navigo's Systemic Family Therapy team at Harrison House, where I work with families and couples.
In terms of my professional practice, I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework, and as such attend regular monthly supervision; hold a current and up to date Disclosure and Barring Service check; and am fully covered by Professional Indemnity insurance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I currently charge £25 per session for individuals (reduced to £20 for Counselling trainees); £30 per session for couples counselling; and £35 for corporate clients, if you attend my premises. I also offer Counselling Supervision for £35 per 1.5 hour session (reduced to £30 per session for Counselling trainees).
My current availability is Monday and Thursday evenings, and during day-time on Fridays. Other times can be considered by special request.
To make an appointment or discuss how I can help you, please contact me as follows:
Telephone: 07810 833638 (phone call or text)
If I am unable to respond immediately, then please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
With regard to my availability, some immediate appointments are available.
Please note that my counselling sessions last for one hour and take place in a private, comfortable room which is located away from my main house.
I currently practice from my own premises in Scartho Top, which has private off-street parking available and is accessible through local bus routes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have some immediate appointments available on Monday and Thursday evenings; as well as all-day Friday during the daytime.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|