Josie Smith

Josie Smith

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Barnsley

Barnsley S70
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


I am unfortunately currently unavailable to take on new clients. If you would like to enquire anyway then please message me and I can talk to you about adding you to a waiting list.

About me and my therapy practice

*Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, I am currently offering telephone or online counselling at a reduced rate of £30 per session during this time. This can be arranged on an ad hoc basis whilst working from home is being enforced; please contact me for more information. I am unfortunately unable to offer face to face counselling at present. *

I strongly believe we all have the capacity for healing but sometimes this can be really hard; this is where counselling can help you to reconnect with what is most important to you, and to find your own sense of well-being. I offer a safe, warm, non-judgemental, compassionate and confidential space to explore anything that has brought you to therapy, helping you to achieve a greater understanding of self and work towards any personal goals you might have. My approach is humanistic, with a background in Person Centred Therapy and Transactional Analysis. This means that I will tailor my approach as best suited to each individual.

My specialism is working with trauma and all types of abuse, and I have a strong interest in how past can affect our present relationships, using Transactional Analysis. However I am very happy working with a wide range of issues, or you may not really know what you want to work on, just that you need to talk, that is fine too!

I practice from a health clinic in Barnsley, with comfortable waiting area and free car parking. Not far from Barnsley centre, but also just 5 minutes from j37 of the M1, so easily accessible from other areas. Please let me know if you require a downstairs room as this can be arranged.

Each session lasts 50 minutes, I charge £40 per session, but offer £35 for students and low income households.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you might have, and to discuss your needs prior to booking an appointment.

Practice description

I work for Saffron Sheffield Women's Counselling & Therapy Service on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday mornings. I offer private therapy appointments on Wednesdays (day time) and Thursday evenings. 

My first session

I offer a free telephone consultation which lasts around 15-30 minutes before the first session. This is not a therapy appointment, but is to find out more about your needs, to see if we can work together, and to answer any questions you may have.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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