Therapist :: Coach
Finding Your Courage To Be
"Genuinely life changing"
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 prefer a more goal oriented approach, that is less emotion focussed I also offer Coaching.
Counselling and Coaching can support you through your difficult times and help you find your courage.
I am a registered Therapist, based in Harrogate, and I am here to help
"Living the good life involves growing,
It involves the courage to be."
Some of the issues I can help you with:
Exams and Assessments
Gender and Identity
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 and young people from 16 years old and am trained in safeguarding.
I hold current enhanced DBS certificates for working with children, young people and adults.
"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength"
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.
We will explore what's brought you to counselling, what changes you would like to make and how often you would like to meet.
Usually sessions are weekly but sometimes people benefit from more than one a week and occasionally people prefer fortnightly.
It is up to you and we can discuss it together.
If, by the end of the first session, we decide we can work together we will discuss the practical aspects of our 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"
"The best therapy I've ever had."
"I've never been able to tell anyone those things until now.
I have gained contentment.
"I feel more like me than I have ever done"
I haven't always been a counsellor. I have enjoyed a long and successful career in education; first as a teacher, then in leadership roles and headship.
My emphasis was always 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.
By exploring this experience together, meaning can be found and healing begin.
I work with young people aged16+ and adults.
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am,
then I can change."
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 Accredited)
Prior to setting up in private practice, I have worked as a counsellor at:
Holy Rood House in Thirsk
Just Be and Talking Space in Harrogate.
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.”
"You can make it,
but it's easier if you don't have to do it alone"
To arrange a session or learn more, please get in touch:
or use the contact form below
How & Where?
As Covid remains an issue I am offering sessions by Zoom/ Phone as well as some Face to Face. Please contact to discuss availability.
Face to Face sessions are usually held in a room in Harrogate town centre, with parking nearby.
I occasionally see clients at my home on Harlow Park Drive, Harrogate where on street parking is available.