Barbara Josik

Barbara Josik


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07729422294

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Therapist - London

London E14
07729422294
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an integrative therapist, warm, compassionate, and easy to talk to. I offer space and presence that is warm, validating, respectful, caring, and supportive of healing. My intention as a therapist is to support clients to explore and move beyond difficult or limiting experiences and provide an opportunity for them to reconnect with their most authentic selves. Together we can find meaning and understanding in your thoughts, feelings, and at times conflicting emotions. Moving closer to self-compassion, confidence, and contentment in life.

I work with the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. This enables me to work flexibly and holistically and to adapt my approach to meet different individuals needs as necessary.

I have worked in a variety of mental health and therapeutic settings, supporting individuals struggling with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, social anxiety, feeling sad, bipolar, trauma, hearing voices, relationship issues, family issues, stress, loss, and bereavement, low self-esteem

Practice description

Integrative Framework

I chose integration because I believe that there is no one way of understanding human behavior and no therapeutic approach that is suitable for everyone and all presenting issues. I integrate different theoretical approaches into a cohesive, relational way of working which involves the ‘self’ of the therapist being present on multiple levels in the work with clients.

At your own pace

At first, you may find the prospect of opening up about your private experiences and personal reactions to them daunting. Rest assured that this is normal and that you will never be forced to share more than you feel comfortable sharing, and certainly not before a degree of trust between us is in place. It may take a few sessions for this to happen and collaboratively we will determine the pace of our work together.

My first session

The initial consultation will give us both a chance to decide whether counselling is for you and whether we are a good enough fit and can work well together. During this free phone assesment I will ask you some questions about your background history, presenting issues (what is troubling you), and expectations for therapy. You will also be invited to ask me anything which may help you clarify whether you would feel comfortable with me. If we choose to work together, we will establish the focus of therapy and a treatment plan that will meet your needs. If, however, we agree that you may be better suited to a different therapist, I will do my best to signpost you in the right direction.

Goals

From the start, we will agree on what you will like to get out of therapy. However, we will be reviewing the work as we move along, offering you the opportunity to reflect on your progress and how we are doing. It is not uncommon for initial goals to change as the therapeutic work evolves over time.


Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, Polish