Julia Shearn Bsc(Hons) M.Phil, MBACP Accredited

Julia Shearn Bsc(Hons) M.Phil, MBACP Accredited

178a Whitchurch Road
CF14 3NB

07816 285937 / 07974109575

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178a Whitchurch Road
CF14 3NB

07816 285937 / 07974109575

About me

I am a professionally qualified accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with over 16 years of counselling experience. I draw from CBT, humanistic approaches and solution focused therapy. I am Accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I offer a space where there is respect, warm understanding and sensitive encouragement to explore problems and to develop new ways of coping.

I see people facing all sorts of problems, as well as those whose goal is to explore their lives further.

Each session lasts an hour and the fee is £45.

Our first session would be an opportunity to look at what issues are concerning you and to see how we can work together. If you then decide you would like to continue, we can arrange to meet again. The number of sessions you have will be up to you to choose. You may just want one or two sessions. Many people find that they make some positive changes in their lives after six meetings, but others find it helpful to continue for longer, staying with me for 10 or 20 sessions or many more. Some people find it helpful to continue with sessions for the long-term. The choice will be entirely down to your preferences.

I work at a private counselling and therapy practice situated on Whitchurch Road in Cardiff. It is a warm, friendly and modern space with a number of counsellors and therapists working from the practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

You can be confident in my abilities as a counsellor as I have over 16 years counselling experience and I am one of the few counsellors who have attained accredited status with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

The BACP is one of the main governing bodies of counselling and psychotherapy in Britain. Being accredited means that I have achieved a substantial level of training and experience that meets an advanced standard set by BACP.

As well as working privately, I am currently working as a counsellor for a charity for families. I worked for over 13 years as a counsellor in Cardiff University with staff, students, members of the public and I have supervised other counsellors working at the university. I have also worked as a counsellor in a GP surgery. In addition, I have over 18 years research experience at Cardiff University, University of South Glamorgan and in the NHS, which has included research on depression, self esteem, families, visual impairments, end of life care, dementia and the challenges faced by carers..


Accredited British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (2009)
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (CSCT 2001).
BSc (Hons.) Psychology (Cardiff University, 1990)
M.Phil (Cardiff University 1997).


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer help with
Study difficulties
Exam anxiety
Facing change
Painful memories
Carer issues
Social anxiety
Being in a verbally abusive relationship
Living with an angry person
Visual impairments
Falling in love with the wrong person.
Affair your partner is having an affair

I also offer Cognitive hypnotherapy and teach self help EFT


Sessions are £45 and each session lasts for one hour

Introductory sessions are £45

I also offer supervision at £45

Further information

I currently have appointments available Thursdays and Friday from 8.30am - 4pm

Maps & Directions

Cardiff, CF14 3NB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Thursdays 8.00am - 4pm and Friday 8.00am - 4pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am an integrative counsellor.

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