Julia Duffin RGN, Reg Mem MBACP
07706 741086 / 07706 741086
You may feel that things are not just quite right, and feel that talking things over with someone impartial, who is really interested in your story and your well being, could make a difference.
When you talk, sometimes there can be a flash of understanding; more often there's a gradual improvement as you begin to see and become more like who you really are, and start to take control of your life.
I work in a compassionate and collaborative way, allowing you time and space in which to explore the issues which concern you.
How Can I help you? I am experienced in working with people who have:-
- Panic disorder
- Relationship difficulties/family difficulties.
- Loss of a loved one, redundancy, retirement
- Emotional Abuse
- 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
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)
Reg Member MBACP.
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 those with a life threatening illness.
My Counselling Experience
I am an experienced counsellor having worked in an NHS counselling service providing both short and longer term counselling. I have also worked as a Counsellor in a private agency. I continue to work extensively in my own private practice.
My Psychodynamic counselling approach involves taking a deeper look at the significant relationships we experienced in our early years; how they may now be impacting on our current relationships and possibly contributing to current emotional difficulties.
I have undertaken basic training in and have experience 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
My fees are £45 for a 50minute session.Concessions are available, please inquire.
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.
I will endeavor to give you plenty of notice of any breaks I plan to take. These will not incur a fee, including any unforeseen cancellations by myself
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:-
I am also 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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 9am-7.30pm,
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|