top of page

WELCOME

Welcome to Off Beat Therapy - offering affirmative, anti-oppressive therapeutic counselling and training. 
A photo of Josiah. He has short brown hair and wears glasses. He is smiling at the camera, stood outdoors in front of a tree

Welcome. I'm Josiah. I'm an integrative counsellor and the founder of Off Beat Therapy. Off Beat provides counselling to all, with a particular focus on serving those who may not feel comfortable or accepted at traditional therapy services.

I believe counselling is about connection, humour, difficulty and everything in between. You can expect me to be an authentic human who values deep connection and realness. I work with a variety of issues ranging from anxiety, depression, feeling sad or worried, family/relationship issues, trauma, abuse, identity, stress, loneliness, discrimination and oppression. My particular focus is being able to discuss, with cultural fluency, the ways these issues are compounded by race, religion, gender, sexuality and 'otherness'. I bring a lived experience perspective when working with neurodivergent, trans/non-binary and queer clients. My work is often creative, visual and quirky - a bit off-beat. 

 

You can see more about my experience and qualifications below. 

I also provide diversity training, specialising in teaching about working with trans and autistic clients/communities at cultural depth. More information about workshops is available on the ‘Training’ page. 

OFF BEAT THERAPY

Your counselling appointments are an opportunity to set aside time that is dedicated to you. I aim to provide an environment where every aspect of you is welcome. 

I work in an integrative way. This means I am trained in both psychodynamic and humanistic modalities, and can draw on many different therapeutic ideas from both of these approaches to create a new way of working that’s specific to you. I am a certified trauma-informed practitioner which means safety is the foundation of everything I do. 

The work I do is also intersectional, based on the belief that you shouldn't need to go to different services for different parts of your identity to be understood and accepted.

More information is available on the ‘FAQ’ page. 

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

A close up of a curriculum vitae

Professional experience

I began my career working with queer youth at risk of exploitation and homelessness. I worked within trans communities for many years and co-founded cliniQ - Europe's first trans specific holistic sexual health and counselling service.  I have since worked in counselling agencies, outdoor education, summer camps, schools, sexual health clinics, diversity training organisations, outreach services and charities.

 

I currently work for a sexual violence charity, and my counselling experience has included working with the trans community and adult survivors of childhood abuse. 

A close up photo of graduation caps

Qualifications and Memberships

I qualified with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I also hold a multidisciplinary BSc (hons) degree with a focus on child psychology and counselling, a qualification in Counselling Children in Schools and am a certified Trauma Informed Practitioner. 

I attend regular continuous professional development training and am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am also a 'friend' member of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN) which gives me access to training from therapists within these communities. I am a member of the Pink Therapy directory of LGBTQ+ counsellors. You can find out about these organisations/check my listings using the logos below:

A group of people in discussion

Training

I have over 15 years experience designing and delivering diversity training. I specialise in workshops that are celebrative of trans and neurodivergent communities. For more information about training, please see the 'Training' page.  

LGBTQ+ affirmative and neuroinclusive counsellor, certified trauma informed practitioner, BACP registered member, Friend of BAATN practitioner member 

Progress prode flag
Trans pride flag
Rainbow coloured neurodivergent 'infinity' symbol
A badge stating "trauma informed practitioner"
The logo of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and membership number 405151
The logo of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network with 'Practitioner Member' and 'Friend of BAATN'
The Pink Therapy logo
The Counselling Directory logo
bottom of page