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Josephine Kerr

Therapist :: Coach :: Counsellor

Finding Your Courage To Be
"Genuinely life changing"
Client A, Harrogate

When life feels more difficult than usual, it can be hard to know where to turn for support.

Therapy can help you find the strategies and courage it takes to deal with life's difficulties, and live more fully and confidently.

I will help you explore your thoughts and feelings which will help you understand your internal struggles, the world outside and ultimately help you feel better.

If you feel that you would prefer a less emotion-focused and more goal-oriented approach I also offer Coaching.

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Counselling and Coaching can support you through your difficult times and help you find your courage.

I am a qualified, registered Therapist, based in Harrogate, and I am here to help

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"Living the good life involves growing, 
It involves the courage to be." 
Carl Rogers
Some of the issues I can help you with: 
  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship Issues

  • Perfectionism

  • Low self-esteem

  • Exam stress/ anxiety

  • Gender and Identity

  • Bereavement

  • Panic Attacks

  • Stress and burn-out

  • Feeling stuck

  • Feeling unfulfilled

  • Lacking confidence

  • Sexual orientation

  • Performance anxiety

  • Abuse survival

  • Facing a major decision and not sure what to do

This is not an exhaustive list and we can discuss any other issue with which you would like help.


I work with adults from18 years old* and am trained in safeguarding.

I hold current enhanced DBS certificates for working with vulnerable people.

*See below for concessionary rate

Issues I can help you with
"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength"
Sigmund Freud
What To Expect... 

Counselling involves you and I working together to address the issues causing you distress, where they may come from and how best to move forward.

Counselling can help you understand what is really going on, work through your emotions, begin healing and live more happily.

So what's next?

First is the initial FREE session.

This is held on the phone and lasts around 20-30 minutes


If, by the end of this session, we decide we can work together we will discuss the practical aspects of our Counselling Contract.

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What To Expect: Counselling

“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be;

embrace who you are.”

Brene Brown

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"It was at my lowest point that I contacted Josephine,
and that contact has been genuinely life changing.

Josephine has supported me through an immensely rough time and has given me the tools to deal with the ups and downs that life may throw at me in the future.

I am now in a place where I feel free from the anxiety
that I was overcome with in the past.
Thank you so much"

A, Harrogate

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"The best therapy I've ever had."

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B, Harrogate

"I've never been able to tell anyone those things until now.

I have gained contentment.

Thank you"

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"I feel more like me than I have ever done"

H, Wetherby

About Me

Before training as a counsellor I enjoyed a long and successful career as a teacher, school leader and Head. 

I am always very pleased to work with teachers and Headteachers - theirs is a very specific set of responsibilities and stresses.

I am particularly keen to support Headteachers in what can be a very isolated role.

You don't have to go through it all alone.

My emphasis has always been on creating relationships that enable people to grow, develop and thrive.

Now, as a Therapeutic Counsellor & Coach I create nurturing relationships with people who find they are stuck, unable to thrive, suffering.

I provide a safe space both physically and emotionally, where I meet clients to listen and hear their story, their experience, without judgement.

When I'm not working I enjoy painting, music, writing and spending time with my family.

About Me
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am,
then I can change." 
Carl Rogers

Counselling Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling  (Level 7)

  • University Certificate in Counselling Skills  (Level 5)

  • ​Life Coaching Certificate

  • Women and Problem Gambling

  • Working with Bereaved Clients

  • CBT Essentials (APT Accred)

  • Providing Good Clinical Supervision (APT Accred)


I have been counselling for a number of years, latterly in Private Practice but also including volunteering as a counsellor with:

  •  York College, Holy Rood House in Thirsk, Just Be/ Talking Spaces in Harrogate 


My clients come from all over the Harrogate area and beyond. and as I am able to hold remote sessions online I have worked with clients as far afield as Cumbria and London.

I have significant experience counselling with young people, adults and senior citizens.

I have extensive experience coaching and mentoring adults and young people.

“I can be changed by what happens to me.

But I refuse to be reduced by it.” 

 Maya Angelou

"You can make it,

but it's easier if you don't have to do it alone"  

Betty Ford



To arrange a session or learn more, please get in touch:


or use the contact form below


07495 823169

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How & Where?

I offer sessions by Zoom/ Phone as well as Face to Face. Please contact to discuss availability.

Face to Face sessions are held 

at my home, Harlow Park Drive, Harrogate where free

on-street parking is available.

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Counselling Fees

Standard Rates:
£55 per session 

18 - 25 year olds:
£50 per session 


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