Whatever you're going through,
you don't have to go through it alone.
Counsellor :: Psychotherapist
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with each client on their unique issues including anxiety, relationships, bereavement and loss; menopause and post-menopause, as well as burnout, stress and depression.
If you're feeling overwhelmed or lost I can help you find your own way to deal with what's going on in your life, find your way through your issues so that you are able to face life with renewed hope and energy.
I am fully qualified and BACP registered therapist, based in Harrogate, and I am here to help.
I also offer Integrated Coaching.
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"Living the good life involves growing,
It involves the courage to be."
Some of the issues I can help you with:
Stress and burn-out
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.
"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength"
What To Expect...
Counselling involves you and I working together to address your distress, exploring where it may come from and how best to move forward.
I offer a holistic approach where I consider the whole of you, not just a set of symptoms.
I will help you to understand what is really going on, to work through your emotions, so that you can begin healing and live more happily.
So what's next?
First is the initial free phone call lasting around 15 minutes. I will take some details and you can ask me any questions you may have.
We will decide time and date of the first session and I will follow up with a confirmation email including the Counselling Contract.
“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be;
embrace who you are.”
"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"
Before training as a counsellor I enjoyed a long and successful career as a teacher, school leader and Head.
My emphasis has always been on creating relationships that enable people to grow, develop and thrive.
Now, as a therapist 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.
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am,
then I can change."
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Level 7)
Certificate in Clinical Supervision (Level 6)
University Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 5)
Life Coaching Certificate
Women and Problem Gambling
Working with Bereaved Clients
Certificate CBT Essentials
Providing Good Clinical Supervision
Exploring Issues In Women's Health (Open University)
“I can be changed by what happens to me.
But I refuse to be reduced by it.”
"You can make it,
but it's easier if you don't have to do it alone"