M. Josiah Twiselton

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MBACP, BSc (hons) integrative counsellor
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Available for new clients

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Guildford, Surrey, GU1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

About me

Hi, I'm Josiah. I'm a qualified integrative counsellor and founder of Off Beat Therapy. I am based in Surrey and currently see clients online. I have evening availability at the moment, with more daytime appointments from August 2024. 

I'm passionate about being truly authentic and I hope that being my full self allows you to be yours. I work in a very creative and visual way. 

I offer a lived experience perspective when working with neurodivergent, trans/non-binary and queer clients. 

About my clients

I work with many different kinds of clients with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, feeling sad or worried, family/relationship issues, trauma, abuse, identity, stress, loneliness, discrimination and oppression. 

I have a particular passion for providing services to those who feel uncomfortable in, or excluded from mainstream services. If you're someone who worries that parts of your identity - such as your race, religion, sexuality, gender identity, neurodivergence or disability - will be an elephant in the room, or all a counsellor can focus on, I hope to provide an alternative experience where you can feel comfortable discussing these matters at the depth you need to. I aim to create a space where every aspect of you is visible, welcome and talked about, but also acknowledges that these aspects of your identity aren't the only important things about you. 

How to contact me

You can see more about the way I work at www.offbeattherapy.com. If you'd like to work together, please reach out either via 'email me' button above, or via my website. I will contact you to either arrange our first appointment or to arrange a quick phone call/text conversation to answer any questions you have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I also hold a multidisciplinary degree with a focus on child psychology and counselling, and a qualification in Counselling Children in Schools. 

I attend regular continuous professional development training and am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).  I am also a 'Friend' member of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN), allowing me to access ongoing training from POC perspectives. 

My career has spanned many fields including youth work, sexual health, diversity training, education, childcare and charities. I have worked as a counsellor for several counselling agencies, particularly with the trans community and adult survivors of childhood abuse. 

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The work I do around identity includes, but also goes beyond, topics such as questioning gender identity or sexuality, coming out, transition, navigating diagnosis, experience of discrimination. I also support with issues such as dating, parenting, working, ageing and simply living with the impacts of oppression; managing in today's increasingly hostile climate; the intersection of all identities such as race, religion, culture, gender, sexuality, disability, age etc; and all those times in life where identity weaves in and out of life's issues. 

Photos & videos

Fees

Up to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute phone call, video call or text conversation to answer any questions you have before booking a session. A full fee breakdown, including details of low cost and occasional blocks of free sessions, can be found on the 'Fees and FAQ' page of my website. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I do have some flexibility so please get in touch if you don't see what you need here. 

Guildford, Surrey, GU1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I aim to be as adaptable as possible to any access needs. I find it's easiest to have a conversation rather than listing all possible accommodations which might not work for everyone - please get in touch to ask about any specific needs you have.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Whatsapp

Social

M. Josiah Twiselton
M. Josiah Twiselton