Julie McBride UKCP, MBACP, PGDip, ADEP
Room 334 Linen Hall
162 - 168 Regent Street
2 Church Road
07540 388419 / 07540 388419
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist offering short or long-term therapy to individuals and couples. We can all feel overwhelmed and burdened by life's experiences, both past and present. Sometimes these burdens can become too much to cope with. At such times it can help to talk through your problems in an environment of safety and respect.
I am experienced in working with a wide spectrum of issues, from bereavement and relationship issues to problems with addiction and anger management. I can offer short-term counselling for clients who wish to look at a specific issue or longer-term psychotherapy for those who wish to look at more complex issues at a deeper level.
Research has proved that it is the relationship between client and therapist which is fundamental for a successful outcome. It is therefore imperative that you find the right therapist for you.
In general I work in an existential-phenomenological way which means that I work with whatever issues are affecting the day-to-day existence of my clients. I have also trained in psychoanalytic, integrative and CBT modalities and sometimes use a more integrative approach depending on what is the cause of distress for an individual client.
One of the main aims of existential therapy is to bring true understanding to the experiences encountered in life and to examine the effect of these experiences.
I offer a safe, caring environment with great emphasis placed on understanding and respect.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional experience has been gained working as a counsellor for the NHS in general practice and at the Royal London Hospital. I also worked as a counsellor at the bereavement charity Cruse and as a psychotherapist and counsellor in my own private practice. Through these positions I have become experienced in working with a vast array of human issues and experiences.
Before training and working as a psychotherapist I worked in the commercial world first as an advertising executive and then as a management consultant. I think my commercial experience has given me an insight into the stressful lives that many of my clients lead.
BA (Hons) in Humanities from the Open University
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychology from London Metropolitan University
Certificate in Bereavement Counselling from Cruse Bereavement Care
Certificate in Counselling Skills from WPF
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology at Regents College, London
Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy from the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regents College, London
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Health Related Issues
Mental Health Issues
Pregnancy Related Issues
Working with couples and relationship issues, I deal with the following:-
Addiction to internet porn
Affairs and betrayals
Anger and violence
Arrival of a new baby
Breaking up/staying together dilemma
Financial pressures and redundancy
Loss of a child
Loss of sexual desire
Problems with in-laws
Problems with step-children
Problems with teenagers
My fees are £60 for individuals for a fifty minute session and £80 for couples for a fifty minute session. Some concessions are available. Weekly sessions are generally recommended and I ask for 24 hours notice of cancellation. I offer early morning, lunchtime and evening appointments to accommodate clients work schedules.
I am a member of UKCP and BACP and am bound by and adhere to BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy, and am subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure.
I am also a Member of the Society for Existential Analysis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer late appointments until 9.00 pm
Types of client