Josephine Lofthouse

Josephine Lofthouse


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: French

Contact information

Phone number
07507720452

Contact Josephine

Therapist - Godalming

Godalming GU7
07507720452
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

You may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or ‘stuck’ in some way in your life. Or you may have had difficult experiences in the past, such as loss, trauma or abuse. I will work with you to explore the areas of your life which are causing difficulty or sadness, and to find a way forward. I can help you better understand unhelpful thoughts, behaviours and unconscious patterns which may be causing distress, and support you to adjust them to bring about lasting change. I am a relational counsellor, and work to build a strong, trusting relationship. I work with adults and teenagers aged 18 and over.

I bring experience and sensitivity to my work, having worked with a wide range of issues. My integrative training encompassed developmental, psychodynamic, humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy approaches. This means that I can fit my counselling approach to your individual needs, and adjust as needed throughout our work together.

There are two main factors that predict success: you, and your relationship with your counsellor. It's really important that you find the right fit, so I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation for us to explore how we might work together and whether you feel we'd be a good fit. Please feel free to get in touch by phone or email to set this up.

Training, qualifications & experience:

I currently work in Private Practice based in Godalming. I have also worked for a number of years at the Priory, Woking, in a hospice and college setting with teenagers aged 16+ and adults. 

MA, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, The University of Roehampton.

Accredited Member BACP.

Enhanced DBS for children and adults.

Practice description

I provide a confidential space where you will be heard, you won’t be judged, and we will work together to find a way forward. I work in a calm, welcoming room designed to help you feel at ease.

I offer one to one therapy face to face (with COVID-19 precautions), and online sessions using Zoom or Skype. I accept Aetna and Vitality health insurance.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and am bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I have an enhanced DBS for working with children and adults. 

Location

My practice is based in Godalming, close to both train and bus routes. The practice is convenient for Milford, Witley, Guildford, Puttenham, Shackleford, Eashing, Busbridge, Bramley, Chilworth, Wonersh, Shalford and Peasmarsh. Farncombe train station is a 5-minute walk away, Godalming station is a 15-minute walk away, and local parking is available. I am also on local bus routes. Please feel free to email me or give me a call if you have any questions you’d like to ask before arranging a consultation.

My first session

Please call or email me to set up a free 15-20 minute exploratory call: we will talk about what you want to get out of counselling and see if we are the right fit. If you're happy to continue, we'll set up a first session, and meet (usually weekly, fortnightly is possible towards the end of therapy). 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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