Julia Dryden - Counsellor, (MBACP)
2-4 Cleaver Street
I offer you a welcoming sanctuary where you can retreat and provide yourself with the time to reflect on you and your life. It could be that you have some understanding of what might be effecting you, recognise reoccurring patterns of behaviour and situations, or aren’t sure, but just know that something isn’t quite right.
Talking to someone in a safe and supportive environment can help. It provides the space to help you create meaning and deeper understanding of yourself and your situation. The ability to express and understand ourselves better can offer a great deal of relief, reduce isolation and help us feel supported. It also the first step towards change.
My initial approach is to provide you with the necessary support to help you through whatever challenges you are going through right now, and help you make meaning and gain insight. My overall approach is to create a collaborative working relationship in which we work together to facilitate change and develop your potential.
I offer once to twice weekly sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays on an open-ended or short-term basis. I regret to advise that I do not offer fortnightly sessions.
Where I work
I practice at Kennington Osteopaths:
2-4 Cleaver Street
Transport: 5 minutes walk from Kennington Station (Northern line), and within close walking distance of Vauxhall (Victoria line) and Oval (Northern line). Buses: 3, 59, 159 stop nearby on Kennington Road, and 196 on Kennington Lane. The 360 bus also stops on Kennington Road and Black Prince Road.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation and a Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (PGDip), which is validated by the University of East London and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am also a member of the BACP which is one of the main professional bodies that continuously regulate the standards of the profession. I therefore adhere to their code of ethics and work in the strictest of confidence.
I have five years of counselling experience which includes working in the counselling team at the Westminster Drug Project (WDP), which provides an extensive range of support for people with substance abuse issues. Previous to this I volunteered as a Samaritan at the Central London Branch for two and half years and have experience of working with people in emotional distress and feeling suicidal.
I have experience with a range of issues including: depression, self-esteem, anxiety & stress, bullying, addictions, bereavement, panic attacks, family & relationship concerns, career or life choices.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
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I offer open ended or short-term counselling, once or twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I regret to advise that I do not offer fortnightly (bi-weekly) sessions.
First Consultation Rate: £70.00 (an assessment session which can last up to 1.5 hours)
Sessional Rate: £60.00
Payment and cancellation policy for sessions will be discussed at the first session.
Sessions are for 50 minutes
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Types of client