Hello and thank you for taking an interest in my practice! Below is some information so that you can get to know a little about me.
First and foremost please feel free to call me Josh. I am a UK-based Person Centred Therapist with a level 4 counselling diploma. I have always been passionate about making a difference in mental health and before studying as a counsellor I volunteered at the Samaritans, a UK-wide emotional support charity. I found it incredibly rewarding to be able to offer help to people who needed it.
This experience made it clear to me, that this was the role I wanted to work in so studied to become a BACP registered counsellor. Since then, I have worked as a counsellor in an education settings, in a drug and alcohol addiction recovery settings, and with sufferers of long-term health conditions. Throughout all these roles I have worked with clients suffering from anxiety and depression.
I believe that the more skills I have in my theoretical toolbox the better. To this end, I am undertaking a Master’s degree in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT) and am able to delver this approach to clients.
Although counselling isn’t a protected title I chose to be a member of the ethical body the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am accountable to them in my practice, and they assure that I maintain the competencies required to practice as a registered counsellor.
Online Counselling Training
The BACP identify the different skills needed to practice therapy online. Because of this, I have completed an additional online counselling qualification course in order to be able to practice online.