Julia Duffin RGN, RMNCS ( Snr Accred). Reg Mem MBACP

Julia Duffin RGN, RMNCS ( Snr Accred). Reg Mem MBACP

Mountbatten Drive
Biggleswade
Beds
SG18 0JJ

07706 741086 / 07706 741086

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Mountbatten Drive
Biggleswade
Beds
SG18 0JJ

07706 741086 / 07706 741086

About me

Are you  struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement or chronic ill health?  Maybe you may feel that things are not just quite right.  Do you have difficulties from your past which may be affecting your relationships today?

Talking things over with someone who is really interested in you and your well being  will make a difference.

Maybe its time to make that call to me to make a difference to your life.

How would I help you make that difference?

When you talk to me you may find you have a flash of understanding; although more often you will feel a gradual improvement.  You will begin to feel and become more who you feel you really are. You will feel more in control of your life.

I work  compassionately and collaboratively with you to achieve this. I give you a regular time each week and confidential space  to explore the issues that concern you.

I am an Anxiety UK Approved Counsellor  https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/our-services/fast/

How Can I help you? I am experienced in working with people who have:-

  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Panic disorder
  • Relationship difficulties/family difficulties.
  • Loss of a loved one, redundancy, retirement
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Stress
  • Cancer and other life limiting illnesses
  • Addressing emotional difficulties in living with disability or long term illness
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Low self esteem/Low self confidence
  • Family issues
  • Disability, ill health, or cancer in a close relative or friend
  • Anxiety.

If you think I could help you contact me now by phone or email.

I will see you at my private practice,Biggleswade, which is in easy reach of St Neots, Sandy, Stevenage, Letchworth, Hitchin, & West Cambridgeshire, as well as Bedfordshire.

Training, qualifications & experience

RGN, DN, Dip(Open), BA(Hons),
Dip & Pg Dip,Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling. (University Of Hertfordshire)
Senior Accredited Member of National Counselling Society
Reg Member BACP.

My Background
I have worked as a District Nurse, followed by 12 years as a Community Macmillan
Specialist Nurse. During this time I have found caring for people and their families nearing
the end of their lives challenging, but extremely rewarding. So I decided  to further develop
my awareness, knowledge and skills in supporting them psychologically through their
struggles at this very difficult time in their lives. This eventually led me to train in counselling
therapy. As a result I am now able to help those who are struggling in many other ways not just with a life threatening illness.

My Counselling Experience
I am an experienced counsellor  working extensively in my private practice. As a result of my counselling experience and regular updating I have been awarded Senior Accreditation with the National Counselling Society

I have worked in an NHS counselling service providing both short and longer term counselling, as well as a private agency. 


My Psychodynamic counselling approach
This involves taking a deeper look at the significant relationships experienced in your early years. How these may  be impacting on your current relationships and possibly contributing to your current emotional difficulties.

I have undertaken basic training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

I am confident and familiar in working with people who are experiencing:- loss, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, stress and bereavement.

I am experienced in working with those suffering with or caring for those with a life limiting illness/long term conditions.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I work within the BACP code of ethics.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Counselling Students and EAP work

Fees

My fees are £50 for a 50minute session.

Your sessions are weekly and at a regular time. This will be your space and will not be available to anyone else for as long as you want to come.   I will see you on time, every time.

I can be flexible if you are working shifts.

Evening appointments are in high demand. However I do not have a waiting list, I will usually be able to arrange an appointment with a week of your initial contact

Concessions are available, please inquire. I am able to reduce my fee for counselling students.

During your initial assessment we will talk and discover if we can work well together. If you decide that my approach is not for you then there will be no pressure to continue with me.

Further information



My private practice does not have disabled access.

(For those with allergies please be aware there is a cat at my private practice).

For more information and to see if what I have to offer feels like the type of therapy that would interest you, please do look around my website and telephone/email for an informal chat:-

www.bedfordshire-counselling.co.uk

I am  an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.

Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here - www.anxietyuk.org.uk/getinvolved/therapists-at-anxiety-uk Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here www.anxietyuk.org.uk/membership .



Maps & Directions

Biggleswade, SG18 0JJ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 9am-7.30pm,

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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