About me

People usually come to counselling feeling stuck and unable to move on from a difficult situation in their life, whether it happened recently or many years in the past. I try to work with this feeling of ‘stuckness’ by offering a calm and containing environment, where you can express exactly what you are feeling without fear of being rejected. I facilitate the core therapeutic conditions of empathy, authenticity and non-judgement, which are well established as a route to healing.

Over the years I have worked closely with university students and people in the creative arts; as well as seeing a diverse range of people on placement in the NHS.

I have a deep interest in working with trauma, helping clients to give expression to feelings long buried that have kept them stuck. It is often through this expression that healing begins to take place. I encourage various techniques such as mindfulness and writing things down to assist this process.

I’m particularly interested in working with LGBT+ people who have been shown to experience poorer mental health than their straight / cisgender counterparts. As a member of this population myself, I have an understanding of the challenges that they face. Being bullied at school because of one’s sexuality is sadly still common, and the trauma caused by this in later life impacts far too many of us.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Registered member of the BACP
  • BSc Psychology

Location and fees: I work with clients online, which offers flexibility and affordability. I am offering an initial assessment session for a reduced price of £20. This will be followed by weekly online sessions for £35. We can work together on a long term open ended basis, or a short term, goal focused basis. Normally I see clients face to face in Central London.

What to expect: when you come and see me, initially we will discuss what you are looking for from therapy and how I work. Everything we talk about will be kept completely confidential. I will provide a contract which outlines my commitment to the BACP’s ethical framework. If we agree to work together, then we will see each other weekly for 50 minutes on an open ended basis.

Contact me / useful links

email: counsellorjosh@gmail.com

phone: 0203 879 4198

visit my welldoing profile

visit the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy‘s website

visit Counselling Directory


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